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We do ask that you wear a mask when you come to the window for service. Thank you.
We knew this day was coming. We will be doing more curbside appointments now that the colder weather is here.
COVID-19 UPDATE (11-18-20):
To the Franklin Veterinary Clinic family:
Though the building remains closed, we are still here!!
Hours of operation
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm
On Fridays, we close for lunch from 12:30-2:00
We are not open on Saturdays or Sunday
For your convenience, we have set up an answering machine for you to leave a message and request medication refills, order prescription diets, Flea & Tick, Heartworm, or request a call back to schedule an appointment or procedure, etc. We can fill your order and call you back as soon as possible. Or you can email us at email@example.com.
We are seeing appointments both in our new, state of the art, outdoor exam room, and curbside, with owner options for participating in the exam process. This allows us to continue to follow safe COVID protocols, while keeping the owner part of the examination. Appointment days are Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
Appointment protocol: We do require that you wear a mask. When you arrive at the clinic, call in to us at 934-7179, to check in. Let us know what vehicle you are in and if you need anything for your pet, ie heart worm, flea & tick, etc. Dr. Taylor will come out to you in the parking lot. Upon completion of the appointment, you will finish up with us through the front window or by phone, if you do not need to pick up any products.
Surgeries days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Surgery drop off protocol: We do require that you wear a mask. When you arrive, wearing your mask, you and your pet, will come to the designated window located over the ramp. If you are dropping of a dog, Dr. Taylor will come out and bring your dog into the clinic, weigh them & give them their preanesthetic. If you are dropping off a feline, you will set them in their carrier in front of the door. Reception will take contact information from you, go over the surgery release form, arrange pick up for the afternoon.
Surgery pick up protocol: We do require that you wear a mask. When you arrive at the scheduled pick up time, wearing your mask, come to the designated window located over the ramp. Reception will handle dispensing medications, schedule rechecks, process payment. If you are picking up a dog, Dr. Taylor will come out to you, go over discharge instructions, discuss surgery outcome, and bring your dog out to you. If you are picking up a feline, either Dr. Taylor or Reception will go over discharge instructions with you, depending mostly on the procedure.
Conducting appointments outside has many benefits, some we didn’t even anticipate when we decided to do it, but it also minimizes the impact on the inside of the clinic.
We care about your safety.
Be safe. Stay well.
Kim and doc Taylor
Remember to keep your dogs on Heartworm prevention year-round. Both the American Veterinary Medical Association & American Heartworm Society recommend year-round heart worm prevention for the protection of your pets.
Dr. Taylor’s recommendation for year-round heart worm prevention is Sentinel. A flavored, chewable tablet that you give once a month. Sentinel is a broad spectrum dewormer that also treats Whipworm, Hookworm & Roundworm. With an added flea component that sterilizes adult fleas, Sentinel helps prevent that first introduction of fleas from becoming a full infestations. Sentinel offers a mail in rebate on both 6 month & 1 2 month purchases. Ask us for more details.
Other options that we carry in the clinic are, Heartgard, which is also a flavored, chewable tablet, or Revolution, which is a topical application.
Support your local businesses – shop local includes your veterinarian 🙂
Dr. Taylor stays up-to-date on the safest, most effective options available at a cost comparable to other sources like Chewy, 1800PetMeds, PetCo, Etc.
Did you know?
Spaying/Neutering your pet will cut down (or eliminate) the risk of certain types of cancers and other major health issues, roaming, aggression, unwanted pregnancies and will add years to their lives. Call us today, at 934-7179, to find out more.
The Miracle of Life
“Come quick, come quick”, their mother said, “The time is getting near”; She feels that when the kittens come the children should be here.
She told them that a big orange Tom took “Kitty” as his wife “It’s wonderful, a gift from God, the miracle of life”
At half a year young “Kitty” feels too painful and too scared to appreciate six miracles, blind-eyed and yellow haired.
But she knows these lives depend on her and nature tells her how and as she cleans them, children ask “Mom, can we go now?”
But now and then, for six more weeks the children visit her to play with six new magic toys, made of life and fur.
The six weeks pass, the newness gone and new homes yet unfound, Mom bundles up six miracles and takes them to the pound,
Where lovingly, with gentle hands and no tears left to cry, the shelter workers kiss them once and take them off to die.
And “Momma Kitty”, now she’s called, mourns her loss and then, she’s put outside, and of course, she’s pregnant once again.
Dad tells “Kitty” STOP THIS NOW or you wont live here long!, but deep inside of Momma Cat, this time something’s wrong.
Too young, too small, too often bred now nature’s gone awry, Momma Kitty feels it too and she crawls off to die.
She too is freed from this cruel world, and from her time of strife. How harsh the truth, how high the price, this “Miracle of Life”?
“PLEASE SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS!”
-By Barry Taylor, DVM