Happy February! Looks like the groundhog saw his shadow so we’re in for a little bit more winter which doesn’t bother me. I love snow! I saw a sign on the way home from work that said “tough times don’t last tough people do”.
It is quite a tribute to my staff that we are coming up on one year of curbside care for our client during this pandemic. The amount of ingenuity and creativity that we have had is really amazing. Being able to care for our clients throughout this whole pandemic has really been rewarding. It has also been incredibly challenging and exhausting at times but I always prefer to be an optimist. We have been able to double our space in order to provide care and specialty procedures for our patients. The staff, Stuart included, has been able to enjoy spacious new digs.
Sadly, only our clients that have been euthanizing their beloved pets have been able to come into the practice. Be able to say goodbye in a safe space has been a blessing. We have always treasured the human-animal bond with our clients and their pets but the Pandemic has made that ever so strong.
I will be taking a few days off this week (Thursday and Friday) as well as one day in March, I hope! (Tentatively March 19th) The market to find a new veterinarian is tiny. I am trying my best to keep up with all the needs at the clinic. It is important for me to be able to spend some time with my family and to recharge. Many of these weeks the staff works overtime and fortunately, I don’t clock in so I don’t keep track but it’s over 60 hours a week most weeks. I am so fortunate to have Annabelle and Alyssa working remotely as we are trying to be as creative as possible during this pandemic.
We ask that you also give us extra time to fill refills for medications as backorders and availability has been challenging at this time. Please allow at least 24 hours if not 72 for refills.
Drug availability and backorders are out of our control and we are doing our best to navigate these challenges.
We love taking care of our patients so please be patient with us!
Stay well and we look forward to continuing to care for you and your pets!
Dr. Crowley and the staff