COVID-19 Adjustments and our new normal at Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital
We are here for your family pets during this emergency. We will do our best to protect your family. We are maintaining social distance.
We are reducing or eliminating touches here at the hospital. Please call ahead to arrange your appointment: 860-434-8387
Please call the office when you arrive for your appointment. Your technician will meet you at the front door or your car to admit or discharge your pet. To minimize your exposure to other clients, no clients are allowed inside the hospital. We will text and email you before your appointment so all your questions can be addressed, or we'll conduct the appointment on speakerphone with you at your car on your cell phone.
Please remain in the parking lot for consultation and/or additional treatment authorization by cell. Payments will be taken by phone.
There is no need to touch anything here. We will bring your pet's food or medication to you, after payment has been obtained via phone.
These precautions conform with CDC recommendations and current DPH regulations
Thank you all! Stay Healthy!
Why do our pets need surveillance screening?
Firstly, our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel off color or unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6 months as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.
Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.
Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life.
We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pet's live longer, healthier lives.
These are approximations and may vary by gender, species and breed.