Newsletter March 2020
extra edition -
We want to assure you that WE ARE HERE so please do not stress over your furry friends’ needs.
Obviously, there have been evolving changes in HOW we provide care to our patients while still honouring social distancing recommendations.
We care about you so please STAY HOME unless you absolutely need to come to our hospital.
Our most important message today is DO NOT WALK into the hospital without being directed.
We will be dealing with one client at a time so preplanning is vital.
If you need an appointment for your pet, CALL US first.
We will speak to you to determine if you and your pet need to come in.
If you do, we will give you directions about what you need to do when you arrive.
You will need to wait outside or in your car until we direct you.
If you need medications or foods, CALL US first.
We will prepare what you need and ask you to pay with a credit card in advance.
Call us when you arrive and we will hand you your package so you do not need to step into the hospital.
Thank you for being patient with us as we find our way, balancing your pets’ needs, your needs and our needs through these rapidly shifting times.
Dr. Louise, Dr. Jeff, Fran, Andrea, Sam, Zara and Shay
Attached is a facebook posting with a timely message from BEAR…
“I have been feeling very caged in with isolation and social distancing, and my partner Joseph gave me a bear teaching”:
When a bear goes in to hibernation, they do it for the health of their community and themselves. In the winter, food is scarce, hibernating allows other animals to have access to the limited resources. It slows the spread of disease and viruses among other animals during a season when immune systems are lowered, and energy is limited.
It is also a time of conserving health for the bear, a time for reflection... it is a time that allows you to renew, to undergo change, to honour your place in life and food cycles.
It is not a time for anxiety or fear. When it is time for hibernation, a bear can finally relax. All of the stress of finding food, territory, and a mate disappears. The bear believes that they have done enough and trust in themselves. They know this process is necessary and they will come out the other side renewed.
Be the bear. Stay home. Rest. Know you are doing this for something much bigger than yourself.