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COVID-19 UPDATES

Based on guidelines from the government and the Veterinary Council of Ireland dated March 28th 2020, we are continuing to see appointments only on an emergent or urgent basis.

You can find a copy of the the Veterinary Council of Ireland guidelines here

If your pet has an urgent or emergent condition, your primary care veterinary surgeon can reach us to arrange a referral by phone or email.

In order for us to continue to see appointments, we have implemented strict biosecurity measures to protect our clients and staff while continuing to provide specialist care to your pets.

On arrival at the hospital gate, please adhere to and respect the following:

– Please call our reception from your vehicle to inform them of your arrival

– Please do not exit your vehicle unless directed otherwise

– To minimise face-to-face contact, a vet will then call you by phone to take a detailed history

– A member of staff will collect your pet from your vehicle using one of our slip leads

– Your pet will be examined in the hospital by a vet, following which they will call you to discuss their findings and treatment options

– Payment can be taken by card over the phone, or through our wireless terminal. We would appreciate if clients could use card payments at this time

– We will not be accepting medications from home, bedding, food or toys

– Discharge instructions will be given by phone and sent by email

– There will be no access to the hospital building, except in exceptional circumstances. This includes the bathroom facilities.

Alternatively, if your pet is a good candidate, we can arrange a telemedicine consult via video or phone call. Please call us on 046 9557551 for further information.

In the light of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, we have set up a facility for video consults with clients using Google Duo.

Video consults are particularly useful for recheck consultations. If your pet is due a consultation recheck, we may offer you this option. Alternatively, you can call us on 046 9557551 to check if your pet is a good candidate for virtual vet visit from the comfort and safety of your own home.

 

 

Contact us on 046 9557551 to request a video consult and we will schedule a time and date of your convenience. Please provide the number for the device you will be using for the appointment.

We use Google Duo for our video consults. Simply download the Google Duo app from your app store or if working from your laptop or desktop visit https://duo.google.com/about/. 

Google Duo works with iOs and Android devices, laptop or desktop computers to allow video or voice calls between our clinic Google account (vetspecialistsireland@gmail.com) and your mobile phone. Please note this email address is only in use for video consults and is a no-reply address. Please contact info@vetspecialists.ie if you have other queries.

If you have any questions, please call us on 046 9557551 and a member of our team will be happy to help!

Frequently asked questions

A referral can only be made to one of our specialists by your primary care veterinary surgeon. They can provide us with all the medical information we require in order to treat your pet and discuss the possible solutions at your appointment.

Easy!

When we have received a referral from your vet, they will ask you to call us on 046 9557551 to schedule an appointment at a time of your convenience.

Appointments are often available within 1-3 working days, and immediately if your pet needs to be seen for an urgent condition.

Your primary care vet will usually have sent documentation and images to us electronically when requesting a referral appointment.

A list of medications your pet is receiving (or the actual medications themselves) is helpful to make sure we accurately record them.

In general, yes.

Fasting is advised so that sedation or general anaesthesia can be performed to allow procedures the same day. 

Exception include some paediatric patients, or patients with other medical conditions. If you’re not sure our friendly receptionists and nurses will be happy to discuss your pets requirements with you directly.

If your pet is being admitted for surgery, they will most likely stay in the hospital until they are well enough to be discharged into your care.

If your pet is coming for a consultation, diagnostics or a minor procedure, they will need to stay with us for a few hours but will likely be discharged to you the same day. We will discuss this with you at your consultation.

We are located in the village of Summerhill, Co. Meath, just 25 minutes from the M50 and easily accessible from major motorways.

If you use the Eircode A83 EV27 it should bring you directly to our door.

In the interest of patient safety we operate a secure campus. When you arrive at the gate, press the button to speak to our reception and they will open the gate for you. The gate will open automatically for you on the way out.

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