Pet Doctors have announced that they are closing their Lake and Ryde branches for at least 1 month from Wednesday.
From 1st April, vets will be based at Pet Doctor’s hospital in Newport for phone call triages and emergencies only. This will be until further notice for a minimum period of a month.
Those who need to order food or medication are being told to do so today so that staff can have it ready for pet owners to collect tomorrow.
A statement reads:
“We apologise for this situation, but under new guidelines, this is the only way we can keep our staff and clients safe, whilst continuing to provide urgent care for the Islands pets.
“This is a very upsetting time for all of our staff but we appreciate the support we have received from our wonderful clients”.
If you have any urgent concerns regarding your pet’s health, contact the hospital on 01983 522804.
UPDATE @ 14:30 – Pet Doctors have now backtracked on their announcement and have removed it from public display. A revised announcement is expected in due course.
UPDATE @ 17:15 – Pet Doctors have issued a further statement this afternoon, changing what was announced earlier in the day.
It is now said that the Lake and Ryde branches will be operating reducing opening hours with all clinical work diverted to Newport. Dedicated timeslots for collection of medication and food are being allocated.
Those who have concerns about their pet’s health can call for a telephone consultation.
Those collecting flea and worming treatments or repeat medications should call first. If your pet is due vaccinations, these may be temporarily postponed at this time and can be arranged.