Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care for our patients-with the most compassionate approach. At Veterinary Associates, we care for each patient as if it were our own pet.Visit us online at www.capecodvets.com
Compassionate Care Since 1975
Sometimes when your nervous without mom, a little cheese and some loving technicians are what it takes to feel more comfortable! How cute is Tarly?! Look at those eyes 😍💚
We miss you! Although we will continue to take strict preventative measures to keep everyone safe, we sure do miss having our clients in the building. To make things a little brighter today, share your favorite pet photo with us below!
So much cuteness!! Happy Friday!
We have been seeing lots of new puppy and kitten patients lately🐶🐱. And what a better time for us to show you and your new family member the compassion our team at VACC has! With our emotional care program, we have all the tools to make your pets first visit relaxing and calm. Because not only does your pets physical health matter to us, their positive and happy experience is what we strive for!
To all our human mommas and fur mommas, today is all about you!!
Running into the weekend like...
We love this photo a client sent in!! How do your pets feel when their siblings come to see us and they stay in the car??
“I don’t like when Gus has an appointment and I don’t. He’s prob eating that cheese from a can right about now.”
Going to the vet for the first time might seem scary. It’s even scarier when your parents can’t come inside with you. What’s not scary??? Having a team trained in fear free, welcome you with open arms and making your visit as stress free as possible. Please join the VACC family with your new pet and we will show you why our state of the art care makes a difference for your pet!
This past week two pet cats from New York were the first pets in the United States to test positive for SARS-CoV-2. Yesterday a dog also tested positive.
Both cats experienced mild respiratory symptoms and are expected to fully recover. One of the cats lived with people who were symptomatic for COVID-19, while the other cat did not. Public
health officials believe that the cat likely contracted the virus from an infected person. That person may have been an asymptomatic individual in the household, or the cat may have come into
contact with someone outside the home.
Although there is still much to learn about this virus, scientists have found no evidence that animals are playing any important role in its transmission to people. With more than 3 million people in the world testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, we would expect to have seen more pets affected if they were easily susceptible.
However, until we know more, the CDC is recommending the
🔴 Do not let pets interact with people or other animals outside the household.
🔴Keep cats indoors when possible to prevent them from interacting with other animals or
🔴Walk dogs on a leash, maintaining at least 6 feet from other people and animals.
🔴Avoid dog parks or public places where a large number of people and dogs gather. (In other words, social distancing has come to our pets!)
These guidelines are in addition to the prior advice that applied to people who suspect that they may have COVID-19 or have tested positive for virus. Those guidelines recommend that sick individuals restrict contact with your pets and other animals, in the same way they would with other people.
🔴When possible, have another member of your household care for your pets while you are
🔴Avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and
sharing food or bedding.
🔴If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wear a cloth face
covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them.
‼️If you or anyone in the household is under any form of COVID quarantine, then by default so is your pet‼️
At this time, routine testing of pets is not recommended. State animal health and public health officials have advised veterinarians to consult with them before testing an animal that may be
infected with SARS-CoV-2. It is important to note that tests used for animals does not take away from the supply that is being used for people.
We hope that this information is informative to our clients and helps us all stick together by protecting ours selves and our pets during this time.
What brings an abundance of happiness on a dreary, rainy Tuesday? A litter of Maine Coon kittens! These girls (and guy) came in for their first set of vaccines and of course LOTS of love from the VACC team! What cuties!!
(All kittens have homes once of age)
VACC wants to thank Meghann for all her hard work over the last 12 years! Although she’s been with us for 12 years; she has been the CSR team leader for the last 9 years. Meghann has lots of hobbies in her spare time when she’s not at work. She is the vocalist for a local band, she loves to garden, go kayaking, work out at the gym and loves cooking/baking! Meghann has an adorable French Bulldog named Neville. She really enjoys spending time outside with her partner and enjoying the nature around them. Thank you for all your hard work Meghann, you are a valued team member! 🐾💕🐶
Today is World Veterinary Day!
We want to say a big THANK YOU to all of our Veterinary Professionals. Your love, hard work, passion and determination are making a difference every day for our patients!
Help us build our COVID staff relief fund AND thank our veterinarians by posting a photo BELOW and thank your pets veterinarian with a special note. Don’t forget to tag #arfmeowforvets and #pumpkinpetcare in your post! Pumpkin Pet Care will donate 5$ for each post made below, and our team will have that added to our Covid Relief fund!
VACC thanks Melaine for all her hard work over the last 4 years! Melaine has a dog, Piper, and a cat named Molly. In her free time she enjoys the beach, gardening and traveling. Aside from close knit relationships with coworkers, she says her favorite part about her job is “when a client comes in panicked/stressed/scared and leaves at ease and confident that their pet is in the best hands and knowing we treat them as we would treat our own.” You are a valued team member, thank you Melaine! 💕🐾🐶🐱
VACC wants to thank Juliette for her continuous hard work! She has been working with us for 3 years, but has also lived on Cape for her entire life. Her favorite things to do outside of work are outdoor walks with her partner, nature walks, cooking, and playing video games! Thank you for being a hardworking team member, Jules! 🐶💕🐾
VACC wants to thank Shirley for all her hard work! This is probably a familiar face for any of our clients as Shirley has been with us for 54 years! Shirley has been with VACC through several decades and now knows multiple generations of our clients families. Shirley enjoys gardening, antiquing, going to Foxwoods and spending time with family and friends. We also can’t forget her love for her birds! Shirley is bright face at VACC, and can often be found treating our staff with lots of their favorite candy. Thank you so much for all your hardwork and dedication through the years Shirley! 💕🐾🐶🐥
VACC wants to thank Taylor for all her continued hard work! Taylor has been with us for about a year now and is a great addition to our team. She is currently furthering her education in veterinary medicine by taking a vet assistant course. Taylor likes to go to the beach (rain or shine!) and taking her 5 month old Dalmatian for walks! Thank you Taylor, your are a valued team member! 💕🐾🐶
In honor of Veterinary Receptionist week we will be posting members of our team during the week so stay tuned!
VACC wants to thank Karen, for all her hard work she continues to provide VACC with and the last 30 years she’s been with us! Karen has lived on Cape for 40 years and loves spending time outside walking, hiking and adventuring. She has a loving husband, 3 kids, 6 grandchildren and says being a grandmother is her favorite. She has also been breeding Cairn Terriers for 38 years, and doing so has given her some amazing dogs that truly fill her heart with happiness. Thank you for being such an important part of our team Karen! 💕🐶🐾
Happy Veterinary Receptionist Week! We are so thankful to have a fantastic team of receptionists at VACC. They are very important roles in the field, as they are your first line of contact for your appointments and emergencies. Stay tuned to see how we celebrate our CSR’s this week!
VACC is proud to announce another vet school acceptance for one our amazing interns! Christina has interned with us for several years while she attended UMass Amherst for pre-veterinary science. She has now been accepted to Cornell where she will continue her journey to receive her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine! Typical acceptance rates are 10-15% of very highly qualified candidates, so you can imagine how proud we are to now have two interns accepted this year to become a DVM!! Great work Christina, we are so proud of you and can’t wait to follow your journey!
We want to thank The Secret Avocado for our team’s delicious lunches this week!! It was such a nice surprise and definitely brightened up our staff’s day! It’s great seeing local businesses supporting other local businesses during this time. Thank you! 🥑🥑🥑
We know how difficult it is to not be able to come inside with your pets at this time, but rest assured, your pets are always treated like you are there! This sweet girl was showing us all of her tricks during her visit with us last week 🥰
Share a “thank you” moment with a photo of your pet and their doctors name below! Don’t forget to tag VACC as well as #arfmeowforvets and #pumpkinpetcare. We appreciate how amazing our clients have been during this difficult time!
Exciting and positive news from VACC!
We know that during this COVID-19 crisis, veterinary hospitals across the country are trying to keep their doors open for cats and dogs that need essential treatment or emergency care.
We are asking that your pet owners join in our efforts to say “thank you” to your hospital staff by doing the following:
* Share a 'thank you' note from your pet to our hospital on Instagram or Facebook
* Use the hashtag #ArfMeowForVets
* Use the hashtag #PumpkinPetcare
* Tag your VACC
* Add a photo or your pet to the post
Pumpkin Petcare will donate $5 per post, up to $5,000 per hospital and $50,000 total. The money Pumpkin contributes to go to the hospital's COVID-19 Vet Staff Relief Fund can be used to help offset lost staff wages, pay for overtime, or simply recognize your team for their hard work.
We appreciate all of our clients supporting us during this extremely difficult time. And remember, we are all in this together.
[04/11/20] Happy National Pet Day! Celebrate your pet by posting your favorite picture of them!
Gus says “Okay, I’m ready for the Doctor now”. What a cutie!
Just a friendly reminder about our new hours for the time being! Our phones are also turned to night service 12:30-2 so the entire hospital can be deep cleaned. If you need to reach us during that time please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible! Again, we are thankful at how flexible our clients have been with these new changes. Stay safe everyone!
Do you know VACC is offering tele-health appointments? Now from the comfort of your own home you can discuss your pets health and any concerns you may have with your pet’s veterinarian. We are excited to be able to offer this service as just one more way to help keep your pets healthy during this time. If you have any questions about how tele-health works, or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors please call our office 508-394-3566.
Happy Sunday! What is your favorite part of staying home with your pet more lately?
Even In the rain, we are here for your pets. Everyday we are so proud of our team for working so hard during this time and we thank them! We now have numbered parking spots for you to pull into and call the office to let them know you are here for your pets appointment. Thank you all for counting on VACC to give your pet the best care!
Our teams are working together to keep one another safe & healthy while caring for your pets. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we navigate this pandemic with our community.
We are now offering telehealth consults with your veterinarian from the comfort of your home to assist with social distancing recommendations.
Call our office for details!
Pumpkin was pretty “chill” just hanging out during his appointment with Dr. Olson, he was totally relaxed.
We know it’s hard to leave your patients with us and not be with them during their exam but take comfort in knowing we treat them like our very own! Please remember, we are taking these precautions to protect YOU as well as our staff. We thank all of your for being so understanding during this time. Stay safe everyone! 🐾💕
[03/29/20] If your pet was in charge of quarantine shopping, what would they buy??
Trixie didn’t mind leaving her parents in the car for her exam! She waited patiently for her doctor and got lots of love from the staff. After all, we all need some puppy snuggles these days!
In addition to urgent care services, we will continue to provide limited essential wellness appointments.
We need our pets to be healthy now more than ever to comfort us during this challenging time. And now is not the time for your pet to develop a preventable illness. In addition to Tuesday and Saturday mornings, we will be scheduling essential wellness appointments as the schedule each day allows. If you have any questions regarding what is considered essential for your pet please feel free to call or email our office! 508-394-3566, [email protected]
Don’t forget we also have a fully stocked pharmacy for all your pets needs. We have plenty of heart worm and flea and tick prevention on hand as well, as it is important to continue to protect your pet during this time. The ticks are already out in serious numbers!
Remember, together we will get through this. Let's keep our entire family healthy as best we can.
‼️‼️‼️‼️More Updates Regarding VACCs COVID-19 Protocols ‼️‼️‼️
We will continue to be here to provide the best possible care to our patients. However; it is also a top priority to protect our staff and our clients.
‼️Moving forward we will only be seeing emergencies. At this time we are not performing elective procedures‼️
We will continue with curbside service where we ask you to call when you arrive to our parking lot and remain in your car as a team member grabs your patient. Once our Doctors have examined your pet they will call you to go over their findings and treatment plan. Please remember to bring your cellphone and a credit card as we are only accepting payment over the phone. We know this is stressful but our staff is doing their best and working in less than ideal conditions, because we care about the health of your pets. Please remember this and be patient with us!
We have also divided our staff into three different teams who do not work or interact with each other. This is important because if there was an Unfortunate case of a team member testing positive, we would quarantine only that team and be able to provide the best care possible with our other teams who have had no contact. **WE HAVE NO SUSPECTED CASES WITHIN OUR STAFF, THIS IS PURELY PREVENTIVE SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR PATIENTS***
These times are very difficult for all of us, and without a doubt we are all very scared. VACC is proud to still be open and to be able to provide your pet with the best care possible. We are here for your pets! Together, we will get through this! We thank our clients for all their continued support during this time!💕
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