To our referring veterinarians,

 

As you heard today as of Tuesday May 19th we are able to resume normal operations.  We have been planning for this day since the state of emergency was declared and are happy to be able to offer a broader range of services once again.  We will be prioritizing booking of urgent cases that were postponed due to the pandemic.  As a result the wait times for referrals will be longer than usual.  We appreciate your patience during this time.  

Our telehealth platform is operational and we will continue to see as many cases through this means as possible.  

As always are team is here to help you with your patients through phone consultations.  We hope this support will be valuable until we can see your patients directly.

The OVC Health Sciences Centre continues to take precautions to protect our staff, graduate students and clients from exposure to the COVID-19 virus and steps to manage our resources. 

Thank you

Dr. Stephanie Nykamp, Associate Dean Clinical Program

 

How is the Ontario Veterinary College and University of Guelph helping our human healthcare partners in this time of need:

The Ontario Veterinary College is completing an inventory of items available that may be of assistance (masks, gloves, swabs, testing reagents). We have also made the local public health unit aware of equipment we have that may be helpful (ventilators, high flow oxygen, etc.).

The University of Guelph is working closely with the Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health Unit to coordinate and properly channel all equipment and supply needs.

OVC is happy to be able to provide this support to the front line healthcare teams caring for people during this time of incredible effort and need.