Veterinary services recognized as essential

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that human health, animal health, and social services are intertwined. Successful management of public health requires a “one health” approach involving all three areas.

Therefore, veterinary services are recognized as essential for the following reasons:

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  • Human health and animal health are interrelated and successful maintenance of public health requires veterinary involvement.
  • Veterinary services protect the food chain.  Food security is necessary for public health and national security.
  • Although human concerns take precedence, humanity has a moral and ethical obligation to provide domestic animals with a life which is free of pain, suffering, and neglect.

Therefore, Kamsack Veterinary Clinic will remain open during the current COVID-19 crisis, unless it becomes necessary for the staff to self isolate.

Please be mindful of the health of our staff and clients. Do not enter the building if you have symptoms of respiratory illness, if you have a fever, if you have travelled in the last 30 days or have been in contact with someone who has, or if you are in isolation for COVID-19. In such cases, please call us to make alternative arrangements. Veterinary clients will be required to enter and exit the Crowstand Centre building via the courthouse door.

Thank you for understanding.

Ellen Amundsen-Case DVM

Kamsack Veterinary Clinic