Due to ongoing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including adhering to physical distancing and limiting public gatherings, the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is currently altering its patient receiving process. Clients are asked to check in outside the front door to the hospital, where they will be greeted by a client service representative. Following check-in, patients will be escorted into the hospital by a veterinary technician, and clients have the option of waiting in their vehicles or in a nearby vacant campus site (with restrooms) that allows for proper physical distancing.
Our Emergency Room remains open 24/7 for emergent medical concerns. Please call 530-752-1393 (small animal) or 530-752-0290 (large animal) if you need help assessing the urgency of an animal’s condition.
- In an effort to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, clients are not allowed in the hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, clients should check in outside the front door to the hospital. If it is after hours, clients should call the front desk at 530-752-1393 or use the emergency call buttons in the parking lot. A hospital employee will come out to greet you and bring your animal into the hospital. On-going communication between client and veterinarian will be via telephone.
- The VMTH Pharmacy will reach out to clients needing prescription medications. We are encouraging mail options for those needing refills rather than coming to the hospital. If you must come to the hospital to pick up prescriptions, a hospital staff member will retrieve your prescription after greeting you at the front door.
- The VMTH’s ongoing Pet Loss Support Group meetings have been moved online for the foreseeable future. If you are interested in attending, please contact our counselor Florence Soares-Dabalos at email@example.com to register. Florence can also help with resources for client counseling services, including individual pet loss grief counseling. Please see our Hospital Wellness Services website for more information.
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time. By following these guidelines, you’ll be helping us keep our team safe, ensuring we are able to continue to offer our community world-class veterinary care.
For the latest updates and resources on coronavirus, please see our COVID-19 Information page.