The TUCVM Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Saturday. All weekend calls will be accepted through our emergency call service.
As the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue within the state, precautionary measures have been taken to ensure the safety of our clients, their animals and our VMTH team members. The VMTH team has been instructed to follow CDC guidelines to ensure proper hygiene that will prevent the spread of infection. At this time, all emergency appointment requests will be pre-screened by phone with the emergency veterinarian on call. As of March 18, 2020 our hospital client service team will be contacting all existing non-emergency appointments to reschedule for a later date. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the VMTH team at (334) 727-8436 or email at TUVETCARE@tuskegee.edu.
Per AVMA, infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal disease experts agree that there is no evidence at this point that pets become ill with COVID -19 or that they spread it to other animals including people.
If you are not ill with COVID-19, you can interact with your pet as normal such as walking, feeding and playing. You should continue to practice good hygiene interactions with your pet.
If you are ill with COVID-19, limit contact with your pets until more information is known about the virus. It is recommended to have another member of your household take care of the daily needs of your pet such as walking, feeding and playing.
If you have a service animal that is needed to assist you in your daily activities, then it is recommended to wear a facemask and continue following CDC guidelines for proper hygiene.