At PFA, we believe that attending to the needs of your pets and other animals in our communities is critical to ensuring that our people, animals and environment remain safe from zoonotic diseases (illnesses in our pets that can be contagious to people). In accordance with the One Health approach, we do not feel that allowing animals in our communities to have lapses in their preventive care is in the best interest of public health.  Therefore, we have opened our clinics to allow continued essential care for your pets, with some limitations and changes in our procedures.

Should I bring my pet in for routine vaccinations or is it safe to wait until the pandemic crisis is over?

If your pet needs any of the following services, we recommend that you make an appointment now:

  • Rabies or Leptospirosis vaccinations
  • Fecal testing and intestinal parasite treatment
  • Puppy/kitten vaccination series or first veterinarian visit
  • Minor sickness or injury (including Community Cats and outdoor pet cats)

In the interest of your safety, if your pet does not need any of the above essential services, we recommend delaying your appointment until after the pandemic crisis has passed.

If you need one of the services listed above, we will also offer all of our other services (link to services) to add-on in order to maximize the benefit of your pet’s visit. To make an appointment for Wellness Services, click (link to appointment page).

What kinds of illnesses or injuries can you manage at PFA?

  • Rechecks for concerns following spay/neuter surgery
  • Ear infections
  • Spring allergies
  • Hot Spots and skin infections
  • Abscesses
  • Inappropriate urination or blood in the urine
  • Wounds/lacerations
  • Eye infections
  • Upper respiratory symptoms – coughing, sneezing, discharge from eyes or nose
  • Upper GI symptoms – loss of appetite or vomiting in otherwise young/healthy animals

Please call or email the clinic with any questions if you are unsure. Our staff is available to help.
To make an appointment for Wellness Services, click (link to appointment page).

I want to get my pet spayed or neutered. Can I schedule an appointment now?  PFA considers spay/neuter to be an important part of your pet’s essential healthcare but in many cases, it is safe to delay spay/neuter until we are past the pandemic crisis.

For some pets, spay/neuter cannot safely be delayed. If your pet is suffering from any of the following conditions or circumstances, you should not delay spay/neuter. Please call the clinic to schedule your surgical appointment as soon as possible:

  1. Spay with Termination of Pregnancy
  2. Pyometra (infection of the uterus)
  3. Prostatic hypertrophy (male dogs only)
  4. Other hormone-influenced conditions where spay/neuter is therapeutic (in other words, when your vet has recommended spay/neuter as part of treatment).
  5. You may have to surrender your pet or their offspring to a shelter if spay or neuter is not performed soon (for example: due to landlord requirements, behavioral problems with the pet, there is a high risk of accidental pregnancy because you have fertile male and female pets living together in your home)

Please call or email the clinic with any questions if you are unsure. Our staff is available to help.

What kind of precautions is PFA taking to keep me safe during the pandemic?

We have made many changes to our procedures to keep both you and our staff safe. For more details, see our Covid-19 Precautions for All Clients page here (insert link).

Can my pet get Covid-19?

There have been reports of pet cats and one dog testing positive for Covid-19. To keep your pets safe, please follow the recommendations of the CDC (

 Can my pet be tested for Covid-19?

A commercial test is available to check your pet for Covid-19. However, PFA is NOT offering Covid-19 testing for pets at this time. Please call your local veterinary office to inquire about having your pet tested if your pet has been exposed to Covid-19 and is exhibiting symptoms.

 Is there a vaccination that will protect my pets from SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19?

There is no vaccination available at this time for pets.

 Can I get Covid-19 from my pet?

According to the CDC, at this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.

 I have other questions concerning my pet and Covid-19. Where can I find reliable information?

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is a reliable source that has regularly updated information.