Continued Curb Side Service
As we enter the 3rd year of the COVID pandemic we recognize that you are growing weary of curbside service. We too are ready to be done with this. Our staff is tired, frustrated and misses the more personal interaction we have when folks are able to come in our practice.
We were in the final planning phases for client “re-entry” in late November/early December when the Omicron variant decided to take the limelight. Given the newest surge in cases, the highly contagious nature of this variant and the poorer protection offered by current vaccines, we have decided to put plans for clients being in the building on hold. We know this is as disappointing to you as it is for us. However, Fremont has not been immune to the crises affecting the veterinary profession. There are nationwide staff shortages, shortages of veterinarians, and a surge in new pets; this coupled with the pandemic makes for a perfect storm. Demand for veterinary care has never been higher while adequate staffing has never been harder to achieve.
Given this confluence of opposing forces, we have to protect our staff in every way we can. If enough of our team was to contract COVID, we couldn’t operate. If we are forced to temporarily close, this will cause great problems for our patients, their people and further exacerbate the shortage of veterinary services in our community.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to adjust to this ever-evolving situation. And we look forward to having you back in the building as soon as possible.