Please note the new hours on our homepage. Dr. Billie has made what she has described as a “quality-of-life” decision to close the clinic on Saturday mornings. With two little kiddos at home, she feels that being away from them every day of the work week, and Saturday mornings as well, is just too much. After investigating the situation, and realizing that virtually all other professional offices are closed on Saturdays, and almost all of our own veterinary emergency call group as well, she decided that it would help her provide better quality of care during the week if she closed on Saturdays as well.
Never fear, though. We have made some accommodations for our clients who cannot get away from work during the week for routine wellness care for their pets. We have decided to stay open late on Wednesday evenings so folks can come after work if needed. We will be in the office until 8PM on Wednesdays, and will be seeing many of our normal Saturday patients for scheduled appointments in those evening time slots. We will occasionally have Saturday hours, on Saturday mornings that we are on emergency call for our call group. If you need to schedule a wellness appointment for a Saturday morning, please call the office to find out when the next available Saturday appointment might be.
Our emergency call group, which includes our clinic, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Dr. Steen’s Animal Hospital, North Country Veterinary Clinic, Danville Animal Hospital, Ryegate Small Animal Hospital, and East Haven Veterinary Clinic, is available to see emergency cases on Saturday mornings, just as it is on Saturday afternoons and Sundays.
As always, we reserve appointments during the day for sick patients belonging to our regular clients, and we can arrange for convenient drop-off appointments for established patients. For those who are unfamiliar with drop-off appointments, in many cases we can provide day hospitalization for a patient to allow us to spend more time on observation and diagnostics, and for convenient drop-off and pick-up times for the client. Please understand that most drop-off patients will be staying with us until late afternoon. Many of our evaluations and diagnostic tests will be done during our “lunch break”, and treatments will be determined during the afternoon.