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Update on Operations In Response to Covid-19

by Jack Banagis on March 13, 2020 No comments

Update as of March 17, 2020

Hello Friends,

With heavy hearts we are temporarily closing our wildlife hospitals in Weymouth and Cape Cod. We are available by phone at (781) 682-4878.

Governor Baker declared that conditions on the ground have changed. NEWCS’s Weymouth facility is located in one of the 7 counties in Massachusetts that State officials found “evidence of community spread.”

Bold response is required.

The health of our employees is of paramount importance. At this time we believe that the risk to their health is too great. We still have the capacity to care for the animals we have and to release them, while also keeping our team safe.

The Odd Pet Vet is not seeing appointments for two weeks.  We will continually re-evaluate.

During that time we are offering tele-appointments for existing clients. If you are an existing client and you need a consultation and/or to talk with Dr. Mertz, Dr. Snow or Dr. Kruskall, please call (781) 682-4878. Mary Ann will be fielding all calls from home, so please be patient.

If you have a true medical emergency for your pet animal, please go to your nearest veterinary hospital that is open and has an ER. You can also leave a message for us and we can provide triage and connect you directly to South Shore Veterinary Centers of America’s Emergency Service. We are working in partnership with them to make sure any animal family member needing emergency help has access.

If you have any questions, please call Katrina Bergman, NEWCs’ CEO, at (781) 682 4878 x122.

Please be safe and take State and local guidelines seriously.

Our animal and people community are precious to everyone at New England Wildlife Centers. Hope to see you in two weeks!

Jack BanagisUpdate on Operations In Response to Covid-19