COVID 19 Protocols & Policies, October 2020

“Please wait in your car, call 770 977 5377 and we’ll call you there to bring your pet to the door at your appointed time. We’ll have him back to you in a short time (and sanitized) and you’ll get a call DURING or AFTER the appointment depending on the need for communication.” 

If you are bringing a pet to JVS to be seen today:

What’s Wrong With Our Dog or Cat?

Why We Care: Covid 19 is different from Influenza in that:

  1. If you are exposed, you will get it. No one has been vaccinated. No one is naturally immune.
  2. To avoid getting sick, spreading sickness and contributing to the  overloading of the hospital system, Johnson Vet Services is taking every precaution.
  3. COVID-19 is spread by droplets and mist into your nose and mouth by air or hand.
  4. The only way to get COVID from a pet is to touch a pet with infectious droplets on it, and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

Johnson Vet Services Protocols

Effective immediately: Pet owners can come on, we’re good, we’re doing exams and taking care of pets. But you simply drop the pet at the door. We won’t be sticking our noses into your pet’s fur, we’re washing our hands CONSTANTLY using virucidal gels and sprays. And, we’re using safe antivirals on pet’s coats.


JVS Employee Protocols

If an employee has ANY respiratory symptoms, they wear a mask. To employees with allergies and runny noses: Sorry.

If an employee has a fever of any sort they are not to be at the office.

If the an employee has not been quarantining when out of the office, they have to wear a mask at the office. (If you were one of the idiot-keg-standers at the beach on Spring Break for example.)


Chlorhexidine is not effective against viruses.

Peroxide: Less than 60 seconds is all it takes at 1.5% strength. (Half the OTC strength)

General housekeeping

  • Avoid direct handshaking, hugging, or greetings that require direct contact.
  • Provide hand-sanitizer in all areas, at the front desk, and in all bathrooms.
  • Disinfect common areas including entry doors, reception chairs, and front desk counters throughout the day. Diluted household bleach 1:30 will kill the virus.
  • Wash hands often and refrain from touching your face—eyes, nose, and mouth.