Our Response to COVID-19

**UPDATED 22 October 2020**

NOTICE: Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the Omaha metro area, all appointments at Bellevue Animal Hospital will again be “curbside only” until further notice. NO clients will be allowed inside our building. We will continue to do curbside service for pet food and medication pick-ups as well. We appreciate your patience and understanding, as we are taking this step out of an abundance of caution and concern for both our staff and our clients. Our goal is to protect the health of our team members and clients while continuing to provide the best healthcare for our patients. Thank you!

**UPDATED 9 July 2020**

We are happy to announce that our hospital will be open to pet-parents once again, beginning Monday, 13 July 2020! While COVID-19 is still very much a concern for all of us, we are comfortable that we can safely begin to allow our clients back into our building now for appointments. We will have strict safety precautions in place, and respectfully ask for your patience and cooperation; we want to continue to provide the best medical and surgical care for our patients, while at the same time keeping our team members safe and maintaining the ability to keep our business open to serve our clients.

If you have any questions about the following protocols, please feel free to contact us via email, our website’s Contact Us form, or by telephone at 402-291-1255.

  • Please bring your own mask or other appropriate face-covering. You will be required to wear this at all times when you are anywhere inside our building, including at entry and exit; when passing through our lobby; in the exam room; and in the restroom.
  • We will welcome one adult client, 19 years of age or over, to accompany your pet into the hospital for the appointment. This person will need to be responsible for making medical and financial decisions for the pet, and be able to provide all relevant history and information for the pet. If the person does not have this information or authorization, we must ask that we do a “curbside” appointment with an adult that does have this information and authorization.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please call us from the parking lot to let us know you are here. Please park in one of our eight numbered spaces if possible, as this makes it easier for our team members to find you!
  • When we have an exam room ready for you, we will call you (please keep your phone free!) and ask you to bring your pet to our main (east) door.
  • One of our friendly greeters will meet you at the east door and conduct a quick health screening, including a forehead temperature check with a non-contact thermometer.  If your temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher, we will need to do a “curbside” appointment for your pet. You will be asked the following questions:
    • Have you had a fever, cough, or any shortness of breath within the past 14 days?
    • Have you been in contact with anyone who has had a fever, cough, or any shortness of breath within the past 14 days?
    • Have you been in contact with anyone within the past 14 days who has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
  • If your answer to any of the above questions is “yes,” we will ask you to return to your vehicle, and we will do a “curbside” appointment for everyone’s safety.
  • After the quick health screening, our greeter will have you apply an alcohol-based gel or foam sanitizer to your hands, and will then escort you and your pet to an exam room.
  • During your pet’s entire appointment, you will need to stay in the exam room. Please remain seated and respect social-distancing rules as much as possible.
  • Dogs known to be aggressive must be wearing a muzzle, and will only be examined if able to be adequately controlled by our staff, without owner assistance.
  • At the conclusion of your visit, a team member will take your payment in the exam room, and provide you with a receipt and any other take-home paperwork.
  • We will ask you to exit the building via our south side door, and thank you for bringing your pet to see us!
  • If you would prefer us to do a curbside visit for your pet, you can remain in your car and we will be happy to accommodate this request! 

Please note that at this time, we will be continuing to assist clients with pet food pick-ups and medication refills ONLY via curbside service. Until further notice, clients who are only picking up food, medications, or other pet supplies will not be allowed into the building.

We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon!  If you have ANY questions about your pet’s care or medical needs, or our new appointment protocols, please call our office at (402) 291-1255, use our website’s Contact Us form, or send an email to us directly at bellevueanimal@gmail.com

**UPDATED 5 June 2020**

We’re still doing everything we can to keep you, your pets, and our team safe during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. All of our services are still “curbside only” – no one is permitted inside our hospital building other than our staff and your pets. We’re grateful for your continued patience and understanding with the constantly evolving changes required to weather the storm. Our phones have been extremely busy, as you might imagine, and we apologize if you’ve had any trouble in reaching us. Waiting times may also be longer for you.  Please know that we’re all doing our best to help each of you as quickly and efficiently as possible!

We also understand that it’s difficult for you to be an active participant in your pet’s care when you can’t be in the exam room with your furbaby. Rest assured that we are providing your pets with even more love and attention during this trying time, and giving lots of free snuggles!

We will continue to keep you updated about any changes in our services or practice going forward. If you have ANY questions or concerns about your pet’s care, please feel free to call us at 402-291-1255, contact us via our handy website form or send an email to us at bellevueanimal@gmail.com Thank you!!!

**UPDATED 3 April 2020**

In accordance with Nebraska Directed Health Measure Order 2020-008 and our governor’s instruction, effective April 4, 2020 and until further notice, there are restrictions on some of the veterinary medical or dental procedures or surgeries that we can provide.

Our staff is happy to provide guidance to you on these new restrictions. If you have ANY questions about your pet’s care or medical needs, please call our office at (402) 291-1255 or send an email to us at bellevueanimal@gmail.com

Our medical team will still be providing veterinary services and surgeries that are necessary and vital to your pet’s physical health, well-being, and quality of life.

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