In order to reduce the impact of COVID-19 for everyone and for us to be able to continue to provide this essential service for your cats, we’re continuing to modify our services for now, and ask for your help.
We will also send you an email that details our precautions when you schedule.
At the time of your appointment, we will admit your cat from the parking lot while you wait in your vehicle. Please disinfect the carrier, especially handles and door closures, with an alcohol-based disinfectant.
If you are unwell, have flu-like symptoms, and/or are or have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to your cat’s appointment, please reschedule your cat’s appointment. Resume methimazole in the meantime, if previously on and tolerating well, until a week prior to the new appointment.
We will continue to disinfect regularly and practice social distancing per the CDCs recommendations.
Thank you for your support as we care for your cat.
Hospital Cleaning Protocol and Staff Illness:
Our hospital continues to observe the CDCs recommendations on disease prevention, handwashing and cleaning protocols, as well as guidance on managing staff members who may be displaying flu-like symptoms and/or tested positive for COVID-19.
Clients Affected by COVID-19?
If you or a member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19 are displaying flu-like symptoms and/or have traveled to a high-risk area within the past 14 days, we ask that you please contact us to reschedule your appointment and discuss your cat's treatment options.
COVID-19 Risk for Cats?
According to the AVMA, CDC, and WHO, there is no current evidence to suggest that pets can become sick from COVID-19 virus or to be a source of infection to humans or other animals. Research is continually underway and we encourage clients to monitor the situation via the AVMA or CDC websites.
Curbside Service Only
In order to follow the rule on having less than 10 people gathered in one area, we will be closing our lobby as of March 21st, 2020. Once you make an appointment with us, you will receive a confirmation email that also containts COVID-19 Precautions and Protocols that will give you detailed instructions on how we will be handling your cat's arrival.
As folks understandably have a lot of questions, we are receiving a very high number of phone calls and emails right now. We encourage you to use email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to communicate with us, as we can more easily screen these for urgent matters. We are available by email from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. It may up to 48 hours to return your call or email. If you believe your cat is having an emergency, please immediately contact your regular veterinarian or an emergency veterinary practice (24/7).
As a member of an animal rescue organization on Vashon Island (VIPP), as well as being a chronic cat owner, I've had many opportunities to visit the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center. Over the past... read morePiro Kramar. Vashon Island Pet Protectors
Vashon Island, WA
I wanted to drop you and everyone at FHTC a note to let you know that Byron (the PAWS™ kitty FHTC treated pro bono earlier this year) was adopted last month! Even better, he... read moreByron
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They are very personable, professional, and knowledgeable about their very specialized practice. If you have a cat with thyroid issues, I highly recommend this clinic. read moreBecky
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Dr. Vaughan; Kathy; Miranda; and anyone who was involved in treating and caring for Tigger. Just wanted you to see the life Tigger is leading because of your excellent care on this upcoming anniversary... read morePepper
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Ripley (kitty) and I just wanted to thank Dr Vaughan and the whole staff for your great service and care. You were all great to work with, and communicated well with us! Ripley left... read moreKali & Ripley