Coronavirus advice for animal owners

We know, as a pet owner, you may be concerned about how to keep your pets safe and healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. Working with many animal health organisations we’ve produced guidance to support you to keep your pets safe and healthy at this time.

Accessing veterinary care

As lockdown restrictions across the UK ease, veterinary practices have transitioned towards providing a more normal range of services.

However, veterinary practices are facing very heavy workloads and, like many sectors, they are being impacted by the requirements to self-isolate so you may find it takes longer than usual to get a routine appointment.  

Each veterinary practice will be providing services based on their available resources and the extent to which they can adapt their workplace or working practices in accordance with safe working practices.

Wherever you are based, please always call your veterinary practice first to arrange the best approach to meet your pet’s needs at this time.

Please note: You may be asked to wear a face covering or meet physical distancing requirements, even if this is no longer a legal requirement.

Vets are working hard to balance animal health and welfare, public health, your safety and the safety of their teams. As always, decisions will vary between practices and in different parts of the country. We’re asking the public to respect their veterinary teams and understand that they are doing their very best in difficult circumstances.

Covid-19 frequently asked questions

Before contacting us, please take a look at our frequently asked questions for the answer to some of our most common queries.