Announcements

A message from All Animals about COVID-19

September 2020 Announcements

Here at All Animals, we have been keeping busy continuing to primarily provide essential medical services while also balancing the need for routine services and treatments for your pet’s. Our priority is to keep you and your pet’s safe while also keeping our only veterinarian, Dr. Molnar and his team safe, so that we may continue offering our veterinary medical care services.
Curbside pickup

As we progress and take it day by day we adapt with the current situations. For the month of September (and most likely through the end of the year), we will continue with our curbside services. No clients may enter the hospital at this time. Since we have temporarily modified our hours, this allows us to see more patients while also having stricter sanitation protocols after each patient.

For appointments with Dr. Molnar or a technician, please call (818)600-1838  or text (818)600-6414 when you have arrived, inform us of your parking location/car and we will come assist your pet inside the hospital for treatment. We will communicate over the phone while you wait in your car, and return your pet once they are ready. If you prefer to drop off in the morning, run a few errands and return afterward, we can accommodate that as well. 

For prescriptions, pet food and other products, we have a designated table outside the front door that will have your item ready for you after it has been requested to limit contact. (This does not apply to Just Food For Dogs frozen food). 

To decrease the high call volume, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us directly at help@allanimals-vet.com or text us at (818)600-6414 during business hours of 9am – 4pm weekdays. The office is still closed Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays. You may also use the PetDesk phone app to request appointments and access your pet’s medical records. 

As always, we thank you for understanding and your patience as we all adapt together to these changes.

 

August 2020 Announcements 

Greetings neighbors and surrounding communities. Hope you are all keeping well and safe. Our business hours in August continue to be 9am -4pm M/T/W/F as we continue to provide curbside service for your safety during this time. Also, on an unrelated note, Linked here is an advisory for a bat with rabies that was recently found on Calle Serranona in Calabasas at a private residence.
 
It is very important for you all to know about bats and rabies in California and to know how to protect yourselves.  Never pick up a bat or touch a bat with bare hands.  We are especially concerned about: Bats inside houses (bats have tiny teeth and a sleeping person may not be woken up by a bat bite), children may not admit to parents that they have touched a bat, and dogs/cats may contract rabies from contact with bats that are on the ground. 
 
This is a reminder to make sure your dogs and cats (even indoor cats are at risk) to be up to date with their rabies vaccinations. (Do not forget about Rattlesnake vaccinations too)!
 
As we head into summer time and ‘bat season’, there will be more bats that are sick or acting abnormally outside of people’s homes or businesses.  Interestingly, 30-40% of all of the bats with rabies that are found in Los Angeles County, are found in the Santa Clarita/Castaic area.  If you find a bat that is inside of your house or acting abnormally/sick outside of your house, please call your local animal control (Agoura shelter – 818-706-5898) or the Department of Public Health at 213-288-7060.
 
Additional information can be found on our website here: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet/rabiesmap2020.htm
 
Stay safe and aware! As always, let us know if you have any questions.
 

July Hours

Dr. Molnar will be out of the office Friday, July 3 and returning Monday, July 13. During this time we will be closed Friday July 3. We will have limited business hours 9a – 2p Monday July 6 and Tuesday July 7, and closed Wednesday July 8 2020. 
 
Our business hours in July are 9am -4pm M/T/W/F as we continue to provide curbside service for your safety during this time… 

 

Happy June

June 6, 2020

We want to thank you for your patience and loyalty during these unprecedented times.

The CA Veterinary Medical Board still requires us to only provide essential veterinary services that are non-elective. This means we are still prioritizing urgent medical cases, that are accident & illness related. We are still post-poning wellness exams, & spay/neuter surgeries until further notice (hopefully July).

There has been an increase in urgent cases and a high volume of calls. Please remember that we are a small team doing all we can to continue providing the same personal medical care to your pet’s while also tightening our sanitizing and bio-security measures for your safety. We do our best to meet everyone’s needs but since we only have one veterinarian, Dr. Molnar, we can only provide care for a number of patients without impacting another patients medical care. We are currently reserved 2 weeks out when scheduling an appointment with Dr. Molnar. 

Therefore, we will continue being open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays until about 4pm. We will be closed Thursday, Saturday & Sundays. PLEASE remember to call us on our main phone # (818)600-1838. All other numbers direct you to other departments and your call may not be answered.

I hope you see your safety is our biggest concern. We are incredibly optimistic that we will emerge from this better and stronger together. We appreciate you, our loyal clients, you are at the heart of what we do and why we do it.

 
May 1, 2020
 

Happy May!

We want to thank everyone for the amazing support and understanding you have provided us during this challenging time. 

In order to continue providing essential veterinary services, we will carry on with our curbside services throughout the month of May. We will reassess the situation when the stay at home order has been lifted.

Our business hours will continue to be:

  • Monday: 9am – 4pm*
  • Tuesday: 9am – 2pm*
  • Wednesday: 9am – 4pm*
  • Thursday: CLOSED
  • Friday: 9am – 4pm*
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

*Hours may fluctuate depending on biosecurity, safety and business needs.

Please remember to call using our main phone number 818-600-1838 to get through to us. Using any other number to reach us will result in forwarding to other departments and mailboxes. 

Make sure you have downloaded the PetDesk app so you can contact us much quicker, if the phone lines are not available. Download PetDesk App Here

You can request an appointment, visit our website, send us an email or text message, request a prescription refill and see your pet’s medical history & reminders!

We ask that you keep in mind Dr. Molnar is our only veterinarian and we do our best to ensure you and your pet have adequate time and attentive medical care, therefore we are still only scheduling appointments for accidents, illness and injuries. Wellness and preventative exams will be postponed until June. 

Call or email us with any questions or concerns. 
 
 
April 8, 2020
 
Re: Updated Business Hours for April (COVID-19)
With ongoing concerns related to the continued health of our clients and of our staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, All Animals has altered our hours for the month of April. We are open from 9a-4p Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays. We will continue to be closed Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays.
 
March 21, 2020
 

We are still adjusting to the COVID-19 flow as there seems to be a change everyday.

For now, we will be closed on Saturday, March 21 and Saturday, March 28.

We are trying to keep our business hours from 9am until 4pm.

We are taking the time to sanitize, disinfect and restock to prepare for what your pet may need.

Feel free to contact us through PetDesk app or email us at Help@allanimals-vet.com so we may answer your questions

Thank you so much for the amazing support and understanding.

Please stay safe & healthy!

 
 
March 17, 2020
 
We are continuing to monitor & follow updates from the CDC & State of California regarding COVID-19 are trying to follow their guidelines & recommendations. 
 
Our main priority is to protect our clients, our team members, their families and our community during this pandemic while still offering our unique & personal veterinary medical services.
 
In an effort to prevent hospital closure we are making some temporary changes, effective immediately. 
 
We currently have limited business hours. If your pet is not ill, we ask you to postpone wellness visits until April, so that we may have additional time for sick patients in need of our veterinary medical care. 
 
We have opted a Drop-Off policy as a precautionary measure. Please call us either before you arrive or when you park, so that we may assist you with your pet inside/outside. All requests for prescriptions, retail items and pet food will be handled in the same manner, curbside service. Call in your request and we will bring your item(s) to your vehicle. 
 
We also suggest you ensure that you have enough of your pet’s prescription and pet food for the next 2 weeks to continue social distancing and take precautions. You may request prescription refills directly through the Pet Desk app so we may have it ready for you and bring it out when you have arrived. Latest pick up will be 4pm. 
 
Unless dictated by the local health authorities and as long as our personnel remain healthy, we plan on remaining open!
 
We thank you for your support, your patience, and for your understanding during this time. 
 
Your All Animals Family  

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March 14, 2020
 

Uh-Oh COVID-19 is spreading & coming to a city near you!
The news media is panicking!  A novel virus is circulating! What am I supposed to do?!

In late 2019, the initial human case was identified in Wuhan, China.  Word quickly spread, along with the virus, and the world responded by attempting to contain the virus to China.  Well, that only works BEFORE the horse exits the barn.

Based on what is known about other corona viruses, the incubation period for COVID-19 is similar (14 days) with the current average being ~5 days.  Thus, people are quarantined/isolated for 14 days to prevent shedding of virus to others. 

All of this is interesting, but how is COVID-19 transmitted?  Since it produces respiratory illness, does that mean that it is aerosolized?  Well, sorta, and no. COVID-19 appears to be spread through contact with infected droplets, i.e. schmutz from a sneeze, or a cough.  The droplets are believed to spread only about 6ft from the infected person, so as long as you maintain some good personal distance, you should be fine. COVID-19 may survive on hard surfaces for a few hours, but not on soft surfaces, and fomites are not suspected to play a large role in transmission.  

In Hong Kong, a dog belonging to a person positive for COVID-19 tested “weak positive” as well.  Initially, environmental contamination was blamed for the positive PCR test result. However, with repeated tests remaining positive, it seems likely that the dog is indeed positive.  Serological tests (paired titers) are pending. The dog is ASYMPTOMATIC! Thus, it is unclear if the dog is able to transmit the virus or if it is merely a dead-end host. Bottom line – continue to hug your dog, unless you are quarantined.  

Now we arrive at what is likely the most interesting component of this current COVID-19 story – the media and the ensuing panic.  In the USA, a person’s risk of contracting COVID-19 remains very low. If you hang out with people who recently traveled abroad, your risk increases slightly.  If you spend time with people who just got back from China, your risk goes up. But, remember, just keep a 6ft or greater distance from everyone and your risk remains low no matter who is in the room!  

Data still indicates that the flu presents a bigger threat to most of us than COVID-19.  Continue to love your pets and please, please, remain calm.

Here at All Animals we are taking preventative measures just as the CDC recommends. Our day to day cleaning procedures are already very comprehensive considering we deal with a lot of different pathogenic microorganisms.

The level of concern around the threat and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) around the globe, and particularly in the U.S., reached new heights this week. 

As your trusted veterinary medical provider, we want you to know that it’s business as usual. We are taking precautions prescribed by the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) in all of our offices 

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

  • Face Masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

This is nothing new for us as we have always sanitized and disinfected before & after every patient rigorously considering the variety of animals we are exposed to.  

We do however ask you to let us know if you are not feeling well or are sick (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and request that you stay home. We do not want our clients or team members at risk. Without our team members we are not able to continue providing medical care to our patients.

If your pet is not ill, we ask that you postpone wellness exams for your pets so we may have additional time for sick patients in need of medical care. We also provide the option of curbside pick up for all medication refills, prescription food & other products. Just give us a call and we will gladly bring it out to you. 

During this time we are not taking in any new clients.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this temporary change in protocol and for your business.