During the COVID-19 epidemic, we have been adjusting our hours in order to help with the prevention of the spread of this terrifying virus. As of now, we are open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and are closed on weekends until this crisis is over. Things might change on short notice, but we will keep you informed here and in our blog at PeninsulaAveVet.com. We have strict protocols where most of the visit is over the phone and only the patient is allowed in the hospital. We bring in canine patients with our own sanitized 6 foot leash or transfer carriers and medications by always keeping a 6 foot distance plus protective gear on ourselves. We ask that clients let us know if they have COVID-19 or anyone in their household has been exposed to someone who has, or could have symptoms of COVID-19. We are working on keeping our patients healthy while avoiding any spread of COVID-19. Our online pharmacy (http://www.peninsulaavevet.com/pharmacy.html) is the fastest way to get home delivered medications and prescription foods. We have also started offering teleconference appointments for cases where that is possible without an examination of the patient.
Please stay tuned for updates- we place them here to avoid mass emails to clients.
Thank you all for being amazing following the protocols to keep us all safe from COVID-19, Please do not enter the clinic if you are sick or caring for someone sick. We can get your pet from the car and talk over the phone or Facetime. We are limiting one healthy person per visit to the clinic, waiting in the car or outside, keeping our distance, using hand sanitizers and disinfecting throughout the day. We can also mail medications and you can use PENINSULA AVENUE VET CLINIC ONLINE PHARMACY through our website. It is the fastest way to get the medications to you if you do not want to come to the clinic because the order is one step and not involving faxes back and forth.
You may hear in the news about the passing of the 17-year-old Pomeranian dog that was released from quarantine in Hong Kong. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER OF DOGS TRANSMITTING COVID-19 TO PEOPLE. This dog was tested negative twice, never showed signs of illness and no antibodies in the blood. It just happened to have sniffed some from the owner's virus into the nasal passages. It is not uncommon for a dog to die suddenly at that age. Those are fairly advanced geriatric years. Unfortunately, the owner declined necropsy and now the cause of death will be speculated. Given no other dogs in the same situation have exhibited signs of Coronavirus, please help curb any misinformation that may arise
Peninsula Avenue Veterinary Clinic is committed to providing care for our patients during this COVID-19 crisis. We are working within the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the San Mateo Public Health Department to keep our hospital and staff free of the virus.
- Asking staff to stay home if they are sick or someone in their family is sick.
- Disinfecting all surfaces throughout the day, in particular door handles and front counters.
- Frequent hand washing
-Avoid touching our own faces
-Keeping a distance and discontinuing direct physical contacts such as handshaking or hugging.
In order to mitigate the spread of the virus we:
-Kindly request that you wait in the car or outside until we are ready for your appointment.
-Limit the family members attending the appointment to one person. We can use Facetime to include other family members.
-Do not enter the clinic if you are ill or have been exposed to someone that is ill. We can always meet you at the car to bring your pet inside and communicate via phone.
-Please wash your hands and cover any coughs.
Please be patient with us. We will be doing our best with frequent staff shortages and extra steps involved. We are here to help you and your family and want to do our best to mitigate the spread of this virus for the well being of all us and so we can resume our normal lives as soon as possible.
Staff at Peninsula Avenue Veterinary Clinic
Peninsula Avenue Veterinary Clinic is happy to announce our new online pharmacy!
Benefits of having an online pharmacy associated to the practice:
1. It's safer. Products are sent through a certified distributor.
2. Home delivery service with a focus on your pet's needs
3. Answering your demand for the convenience of home delivery.
4. 24/7 access to medications, prescriptions, and the entire line of Hill's Pet Nutrition products.
5. Making it easier than ever to follow treatment protocol with a customized reminder service and auto refill.
6. Reliable delivery to your front door. VetSource has fulfillment centers across the United States to provide quick, reliable delivery.
7. Easy as 1-2-3. You can quickly enroll at the hospital, online from home, or toll free at (877)738-4443.
8. Dedicated customer service support center with a toll-free number and extended hours.
With the beautiful weather, we hope you and your furry friend are out enjoying the sunshine. However, dogs can slip out of collars and cats can sneak through closing doors. It is estimated that 1 in 3 pets will go missing in their lifetime, and without permanent identification, 90% of those lost pets won’t return home. Microchipping gives your pet a permanent identification number that is registered to you, which increases the odds that you will be reunited you with your furry family member. This month, we are pleased to offer Microchipping for only $36.00 . Please call today to schedule an appointment for what may be a life-saving procedure!
Save This Life Microchips
We are Runners up on Beast of the Bay featured in the Bay Woof for Best Vet in Peninsula. What an amazing surprise! We are featured on Section 33d. Thank you all for the support!
Now that the rainy season is upon us, mosquito season is also here and lately we have been seeing a lot of mosquitoes in the area. It only takes one mosquito bite to allow the heartworm parasite to enter your dog or cat’s body, eventually maturing into long, thin worms that live and grow in your pet’s heart and surrounding blood vessels. Untreated, the disease leads to significant and deadly damage to the pet’s heart and lungs. The kidneys and liver can also be affected in some cases. We recommend year round heartworm prevention with yearly heartworm test in dogs. For cats, it is recommended they take heartworm prevention if they travel to one of the high risk states mentioned below. Cats have a very low risk in this area we live in.
Heartworm Prevention Awareness Month Special
April is designated for Heartworm Awareness. From now until April 30th 2016, we are offering 10% off when you buy a 6 month supply of Trifexis (flea and heartworm preventative) and $20 off the annual heartworm test (no exam required). The annual heartworm test is free when you purchase a 12 month supply of Trifexis along with the 10% off. Elanco also offers a rebate when you buy a 6 month or a 12 month supply of Trifexis.
*Offer is only valid to current clients that have had their pet examined within a year. Offer good though 04/30/2016.
Maragarita Meow Mixer!
Sunday, December 6th 1pm-4pm
We hope you can come to Give Me Shelter's annual "10 lives" fundraiser at our hospital at 400 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA. This is a rescue organization we have worked with very closely since it's inception 12 years ago. It is the largest fully volunteer based organization saving cats in San Francisco. Below is a link to the poster with details.
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving and please be sure to let your guests know to keep any of that rich table food away from your pets. A little from here, a little there and then not so little total and in to emergency for gastrointestinal issues.
And check out our online pharmacy at peninsulaAveVet@gmail.com. The medications come directly from the manufacturers or their legitimate distributors, which assures you that it is the pure product and not expired (issues with many well known online pharmacies for certain products).