Newbury Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Amy Cook, Dr. Diane Gildersleeve, and Dr. Erin Nelson
3890 Route 5 North
Hi everyone -- News about our schedule in the coming weeks of living with (and hopefully without) COVID-19:
Beginning March 30 (a week from Monday), we will be temporarily changing our hours to 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to noon on Saturday.
Next week, please bear with us as we're likely to have to make last-minute changes to our schedule to respond to whatever is going on as far as the virus goes.
Especially because we know the virus is being spread within local communities without any known direct contact with a sick person, we are trying to be as careful as we can to protect our clients and ourselves.
For now, we are making appointments only for sick pets. We are not making wellness appointments with one exception: We are making appointments for puppy and kitten vaccines and first exams to make sure they are getting the protection they need.
We also are not performing any elective surgeries, including spays and neuters and dental cleanings. Our distributors have just about every sterile and disinfecting necessity on backorder, including surgical gloves, disinfecting sprays, and surgical masks. To conserve the supply we have, we are only performing emergency surgeries.
If you are an established client who needs flea and tick medicine or who uses heartworm protection every season, we will absolutely get those for you without you having to bring your pet with you. If you need refills on other medicines, we will quite likely refer you to our online pharmacy if it's something that can wait a few days to be delivered by mail.
Check with your town clerk to see if they have extended the deadline for licensing and rabies vaccines in your town; some have done so. If yours has not and your pet is due for rabies, please call us.
We're offering curbside concierge service where we go to your car, take your pet's history, and then bring them inside while you wait outside. We'll do the exam, come outside if we have questions or to discuss options, and bring your pet back to your car for you. Most of the time, the doctor will either come to your car herself at the end of the appointment or will write notes that will show up at the bottom of your invoice detailing the findings and plan.
Now, just because we all need a break from the stress and unsettling times, here's one suggestion about how to remind yourself not to touch your face:Don't Touch Your Face!
For more information about COVID-19 and its affects on people and pets, we recommend the following websites:
Newbury Veterinary Clinic offers wellness exams, vaccinations and routine preventive care such as heartworm testing and deworming for dogs and cats.
In addition, we offer bloodwork and diagnostic services for ill pets and as a part of routine preventive care in ageing pets. We have in-house X-ray and laboratory services, as well as our own surgery suite. We can provide spay-neuter surgeries, routine dental cleanings and dental services, and other soft-tissue surgical services, including tumor removals. Newbury Veterinary Clinic also provides behavioral consultation appointments to help manage problem behaviors.
We pride ourselves in providing care tailored to the lifestyle you share with your pets. From your first visit and planning for your pet's routine health care to making decisions as your pet age's, our aim is to tell you what options are available to you and your pet so that you can make the choice that is most reasonable for you. At the end of life, we offer private cremation services and can assure you that the utmost care has been taken in every aspect of the process and that your pet has been treated with respect, gentleness, and kindness.
For those whose schedules don't always allow them to make it to the clinic to pick up prescriptions, who don't always have transportation available, who can't drive after dark or in the winter weather, or who simply like the convenience of having their medicines and food delivered to their home, we now offer an online pharmacy where you can be in control of ordering and refilling your pet's medications on your schedule. The pharmacy is linked to your email so you can either create an account and log on and send us a prescription and ask us to approve it or we can add a prescription for you. In either case, you'll get an email confirming that we've approved a prescription and then you can complete the online process by actually placing your order. The email will say it is from Newbury Veterinary Clinic, let you know that the prescription is ready to order, and have a "shop now" button that you can click on.
You can order over-the-counter and prescription products such as
If you have any problems or questions with the sytem please call us and let us know -- we'd love your feedback on this new feature!
We are located in Newbury, Vermont, about a mile north of the Common on the west side of Route 5.
We are accepting appointments for both familiar and new patients and their owners. Evening and Saturday appointments are available.
Open hours are:
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