COVID-19 and CAC

Navigating Covid-19 and Veterinary Care

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The past Two Years Have Been a Rollercoaster Ride for All of Us, Especially in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic…

But we're happy to report that Cicero Animal Clinic, P.C. is mostly back to normal operations with a few exceptions. We've chosen to continue with curbside check-in for your pet's comfort and safety. We've noticed that pets are much less stressed when they wait in the car than in the busy reception area. Masks are no longer required for clients or staff.

The Current Daily Operations of Our Clinic

Appointments: Unfortunately, finding available appointments remains a challenge for veterinary clinics across the nation. The pandemic has only exacerbated the shortage of veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians pre-Covid.

The restrictions for safety during the height of the pandemic slowed the pace of veterinary hospitals, leading to even fewer appointments. Our clinic faced similar challenges, with routine care being put on hold and staff numbers limited. The backlog of patients needing routine care alone was staggering.

Fast forward to today, and the same issues persist. The stress and difficulties faced by veterinary teams, coupled with the increased number of pets, have decreased the number of qualified candidates for the field. Our clinic is doing its best to accommodate as many patients as possible, but the lingering effects of the pandemic have limited our resources.

We understand how frustrating it can be when appointments are hard to come by, but please be patient and kind to our staff. They work hard to care for your beloved pets and are often double-booked with limited staff. Our receptionists do their best to accommodate critical patients, but cancellations are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis in the morning.

Preparing for Your Pet's Appointment

If you have an appointment with us, here's what you need to know:
  1. Please do not enter the building unless instructed by our staff.
  2. If you have respiratory symptoms or a fever, please do not come in for your appointment.
  3. If you've had a potential Covid-19 exposure, please inform our staff to discuss alternate care options.
  4. Masks are no longer required for clients or staff as of 3/2/2022.
  5. All clients are asked to check in via phone or text from their cars until further notice.

Answering Your Covid-19 Questions

Can my pet catch or transmit Covid-19 to humans?
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), current research shows no conclusive evidence that cats, dogs, or other domestic animals can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2 or transmit it to humans. There have only been a few reported cases of cats and dogs testing positive for Covid-19, but none showed signs of illness.

Trusted Resources To Follow

Below are links to reputable resources for Covid-19 information. Again, there is limited information available in regard to animals and Covid-19, but as new resources become available, we will post them here for you.

Compassionate Care for Your Furry Friends

Cicero Animal Clinic, P.C. offers pet wellness and vaccination, surgery, chiropractic care, cold laser therapy, and more for dogs, cats, exotic pets, pocket pets, avians, and rabbits in Cicero, Brewerton, Clay, and North Syracuse, New York, and the surrounding areas.

Hours of Operation

Mon to Thur: 7am – 8pm
Fri: 7am – 5pm
Sat and Sun: Closed
*Closed Wednesday from 12-2pm.
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