Vet Blog

Modified Veterinary Care in Response to COVID-19

April 07, 2020

Please note: On June 1st, we began operating under our regular business hours: Monday - Friday, 7 am - 8 pm and Saturday, 7 am - 1 pm.

Bees Ferry Veterinary Hospital is committed to serving you during the COVID-19 outbreak, so we have made some modifications to our schedule which now includes Sunday hours. Effective March 30th, Bees Ferry Veterinary Hospital has a new schedule as a temporary response to the Coronavirus disease.

Temporary Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-1:00pm

We are now open on Sundays to help with the reduction in our typical extended hours schedule during the week. As you can imagine, much more has changed at BFVH recently than our hours. Like everyone, we are learning a new normal and appreciate your patience and support during these unprecedented times.

New Drop-off Procedures

Safety is always a priority at our veterinary hospital, but we are taking extra precautions when receiving your pet in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. When you arrive for your appointment, we ask that you remain in your vehicle and call the front desk at (843) 769-6784 to let us know that you have arrived.

Open for Injured & Sick Patients

We are limiting elective appointments at this time so that we can focus our attention on our injured & sick patients and some scheduled procedures. Please refer to the information below to know what may constitute something important enough to schedule a vet visit if we are on limited availability. If you are unsure, call (843) 769-6784. One of our care coordinators would be happy to help.

  • Injuries: If addressed early, injuries may be able to be treated at home. If left untreated, wounds may soon become infected and require surgery to repair.

  • Cardiovascular: Heart issues should be addressed soon. Some of the most common symptoms include exercise intolerance, passing out, or severe respiratory distress in cats. If your pet is on heart medication, please don't change any doses without specific direction from your vet.

  • Seizures: If more than one occurs or they last a long time, they become even more of an emergency. Please call us, and we determine the best way to safely care for your pet. You may not have to come in.

  • Ticks: A staff member can walk you through getting them off your dog or cat, so these are not an emergency. It's very important that you use proper prevention now so that we can avoid tick emergencies from the diseases they transmit.

  • Urinary: Urinary issues are very painful & stressful for pets and should be treated soon. If left untreated, urinary infections can move to the kidneys. This is especially dangerous to male cats because the urine gets blocked. The backup causes extreme pain, kidney failure, and electrolyte changes that can even cause death.

  • Vomiting & Diarrhea: These are best to evaluate on a case-by-case basis. We may be able to treat vomiting and diarrhea without a physical exam.

Mobile Services

Don't forget about our mobile services! Bees Ferry Veterinary Hospital added a mobile unit last year, and we are equipped to bring the clinic to you during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can stay home and get the same quality care for your pet that you are used to at our West Ashley location.

Contact a Care Coordinator

Do you have a question about your pet's health or our new operating procedures in response to the Coronavirus? Please call our front desk (843) 769-6784, and a care coordinator will guide you. Based on the situation, we will help you over the phone or schedule an appointment at Bees Ferry Animal Hospital.

Don’t have time to bring your fur baby in for a visit? Ask us about our drop-off services.

Let your pet join our team for the day for extra cuddles and love and pick them up at your convenience!

Ready to book? Book your drop-off appointment now!