WE ARE STILL OPEN AS AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS

WE ARE STILL OPEN AS AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS. Keeping vaccines up to date is still important to aid in preventing disease, especially zoonotic disease. Both internal and external parasite prevention is important as well. We can see and treat your sick pets. We can still do surgeries, but they will be evaluated on a case by case scenario as to whether or not it’s needed immediately or if it can be postponed a few weeks. Our doors are locked. Only staff and pets can enter the building. Exceptions will be made if you have a terminally ill pet that needs euthanasia and you want to be with them. Communication is mainly by phone or a safe distance from your vehicle. Curbside service so far is working really well! All dogs must be on a leash and we will also use an additional slip leash for safety reasons. All cats must be in a carrier. I don’t want anyone’s beloved pet to get loose and risk getting hit by traffic. We can refill meds as well, and they will be delivered to your car. As this situation continues to evolve, our hours may change but at this time we are open for normal hours… Mon-Fri 8 to 5 and Sat from 9am to 1. We are sanitizing handles, leashes, pens, and counters more often. Thanks for all of your understanding and patience at this time. I appreciate all of you. Dr Bren and staff at TTV. (pic of a couple of my fur kids snuggling for fun 🙂

Snuggling cats

⚠️ IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING OUR TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT PROTOCOL

Due to concerns about the novel coronavirus and related disease (COVID-19), We are taking additional precautionary measures within the hospital to keep our staff, doctors, animals, clients, and visitors safe, while continuing to provide essential patient care.

Over the past few months, we have been closely monitoring medical information about the new strain of coronavirus known as covid19. We are strong believers in preventative medicine, wellness, and safety of our clients, patients, and team. For this reason Tulsa Town Veterinary Hospital supports the practice known as social distancing and want to do our part to be able to care for our patients while helping to slow the spread of a disease that we do not yet have immunity for. We will continue to see patients for as long as possible but will be encouraging the following guidelines:

1) We are encouraging curb-side drop off service starting Wednesday, March 18th. Please call us at 918-794-5566 when you arrive to the parking lot for your appointment. One of our knowledgeable staff will be able to get your pet checked-in and attain a good history and plan over the phone. A staff member will also be able to come out to your car and bring your dog/cat inside so that you have minimal contact with public surfaces. Please bring your dog on a leash and your cat in an enclosed carrier. We will always call to give you a detailed diagnostic and treatment plan. Payment can also be made over the phone via credit card. We will still take cash or checks but prefer credit card at this time to diminish contact.

2) When picking up medications or food, give us a call prior and we will have the medications ready for you. Payment can be made over the phone and we can take the medication to your car (curbside) when you arrive and call.

3) Dogs, cats, and other domestic animals have NOT been found to be carriers of covid19. Covid19 is now human to human transmission through respiratory droplets and contaminated surfaces with those droplets. This is why if symptomatic, another person should take over care of your pet and you should avoid much contact with them to prevent transfer of surface contamination. Again, pets do not carry this strain of virus and they are not considered an active source of infection.

4) In the event that drop-off service is not possible we will make an attempt to put you in an exam room as quickly as possible. We ask for your safety as well as those clients that are immune-suppressed not to spend much time in public areas such as the reception area and kid’s corner for now. We will be frequently disinfecting surfaces such as counters, handles, and seats. We already cleaned surfaces before this outbreak and took pride in a clean hospital environment, but will be taking extra precautions with door handles, pens, counters etc.

5) As always, if you are symptomatic please stay home so that you can recover and avoid spreading infection to others. Sometimes we forget in this day and age that “it takes a village” and we are all in this together. Stay safe!

**We are so very sorry to inconvenience anyone. This is obviously not how we like to conduct our business, but our primary goal is to stay healthy, keep others around us healthy and continue to provide service throughout the duration of this pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control have a comprehensive website with general information and more about COVID-19 and animals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

Thank you.
Sincerely,
The staff at Tulsa Town Veterinary Hospital
Call 918-794-5566 to speak with a staff member during business hours

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! So thankful for all of my Tulsa Town Crew and all of my wonderful clients and their furry families! We so appreciate that you allow us to care your furry kids! We love our “job”…. should anyone be so lucky to get to do what we do! Love you all! Have a safe and Happy New Year! Btw…. We will be closed on the 1st of the new year to share time with our families. ❤️

Happy Holidays!

Wishing all of our families and friends a very Merry Christmas. Please have a safe and happy holiday. We will be closed December 25th in celebration of the season. Thank you all for all of your trust, love, and support this year! We appreciate all of you for allowing us into a small part of your lives and allowing us to care for your furry family members! Merry Christmas! 🎄👪🙏❤️

I Love Dentistry (part 2)!

Ok… So, I think this is a really cool picture showing the immense size of the canine tooth and how much root they have. Most people don’t realize the crown to root ratio of this tooth! This was an infected tooth that needed to be extracted and had a secondary oronasal fistula. The dog recovered just fine after flushing the area and a gingival flap closure.. He had one other tooth extracted as well. Healthy mouth equals a healthy body! Pets need clean teeth too! #ilovedentistry.

Who Loves Doing Dentistry?

We do! This little older fella was a rescue who obviously never had any dental care. I had to extract 18 teeth! All were loose and were waiving goodbye. Lol. But he is doing great and we got all of that nasty infection out of his mouth. Healthy mouth equals healthy body.

Round bones and your dog

I recommend not feeding your dog round bones. This kid was fine but we had to sedate him and cut the bone to get it off. It’s always amazing the things they can do sonetimes! I have seen this a few times through the years.