Update to Our Office Policy in Reference to the Coronavirus
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread over the weekend in our state of North Carolina, as well as other areas of the United States, we are taking recommendations by the CDC and AVMA to keep our hospital staff, clients and family members safe and healthy. We are constantly monitoring the state and local recommendations and will update if any changes. Our goal is to ensure we are available to help your precious pet(s) during these difficult times. We know they are very important members of the family and their health is of upmost concern, as well as our own.
For our staff, we are requiring any staff member to stay at home if they feel ill, have been in an area of high risk COVID-19 in the past week, or have any known exposure to a person that tests positive with the COVID-19 virus for a quarantine period (to date no current local cases are suspected). We are also washing hands 20-seconds between exam rooms, wiping down doors, tables, computers, iPads or key pads between people as well.
In response to the NC Governor, Roy Cooper’s, recommendations for social distancing to reduce the spread of the virus we are implementing the following guidelines for clients: For the safety of our team and to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our lobby and exam rooms will no longer be open to the public. We will remain open but will be performing curbside serivce. Clients will still get the great care you know us for, but we will be communicating with you on our fron porches or at your car. We will come and get your pets and take them into the hospital for care while you wait in your car or at an outisde waiting area. Please stay in our car if you are sick with fever, cold, had a fever of unknown origin in the past 72 hours, or you have been in an area of high risk COVID-19.
If this is the case, please call 704-636-1100 and we will come get your pet with protective clothing, and handle all communication about the case on the phone. If you are sick and have a wellness visit for your pet, then let’s reschedule visits that can wait. If you are high risk with medical issues and do not want to be in any confined area of closer than 6 feet from a person, then please call us from the parking lot and we will come get your pet and handle phone communication to reduce your exposure. If you are under quarantine then please call and we will do our best to assist getting your pet transportation to the hospital in an emergency.
We are offering delivery to your car of food, medication refills, and supplies at scheduled times, but please call ahead so our staff can best assist you. We will also allow larger quantities of medications that are available and not on backorder as well to reduce traffic through the clinic. We also have our on-line website to order medications, food, products through Vets First Choice and it will ship to your house.
Please let us know any special circumstance that may come up for you and your pet. We are here to help and assist our community of pets as best as possible but also as safe as possible for clients and staff. Please know the health of our clients, pet patients, staff members and all in our community are of utmost importance and we will continue to keep open the lines of communication during these difficult times.
Rebekah Julian, DVM
Serving Rowan County and surrounding areas since 2005, Lazy 5 Vets is a trusted source for high-quality veterinary medical care. For many years, we have been committed to providing the best veterinary care while building relationships that last a lifetime. The professional and friendly staff at Lazy 5 Vets are dedicated to promoting preventative health care and helping you foster a truly meaningful relationship with your animal companion.
What Sets Us Apart
Specialized Treatments & Services
Lazy 5 Vets is proud to offer modern innovations including K-Laser Therapy, Veterinary Acupuncture, and Camp Wagon Tails, our premier boarding and grooming facility. For our clients’ convenience, we also provide in-room checkout, wellness plans, and house calls. Additionally, our online retail center offers a wide variety of products including food, collars, leashes, toys, treats, and medications.
The staff at Lazy 5 Vets are friendly, respectful, helpful with questions & most of all very kind & loving to our animals. We have full confidence in their ability to care for them & appreciate all they do so very much!!Kelly Safrit