Veterinary surgery forced to postpone routine appointments and procedures following Covid-19 case

Taverham Vets has been forced to postpone appointments following a positive Covid-19 test result. Pi

Taverham Vets has been forced to postpone appointments following a positive Covid-19 test result. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant © 2009

A veterinary surgery has been forced to postpone all routine procedures and operations for two weeks after a member of staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Taverham Vets on Fir Covent Road revealed to its Facebook followers that there had been a cornavirus case confirmed among its hospital staff - while other members were awaiting test results.

And while the staff member had not been in direct contact with any visitors to the surgery, other members were now self-isolating while they await results.

As a result, the site has been forced to cancel routine surgeries and appointments for the next two weeks - though it will continue to carry out puppy and kitten vaccinations and some boosters.

A spokesman said: “We will be making every effort to maintain a full emergency veterinary service at the hospital for any sick animals. We will also be offering telephone consultations for those cases where it is appropriate.”


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Meanwhile, the surgery’s sites in Aylsham and Longwater are unaffected.

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