By now you are aware of the Coronavirus outbreak and its presence in New York State.  The Rotterdam Veterinary Hospital wants to provide a safe environment for our clients and our staff.  If you have an appointment and have a known exposure or if you are currently sick, please call our office and a receptionist will be happy to assist you in rescheduling your appointment. If rescheduling is not an option please try to make arrangements to bring your pet in by another party.   We thank you for your understanding and any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Below is a statement from the AVMA: for additional information see link below 

While this virus seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person in China. There is no reason to think that any animals including pets in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus. To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19. At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals. For more information on the many benefits of pet ownership, as well as staying safe and healthy around animals including pets, livestock, and wildlife, visit CDC’s Healthy Pets, Healthy People website.