Binder Animal Hospital

2941 Telegraph Road
Saint Louis, MO 63125

(314)892-5406

www.binderanimalhospital.com

    

September 2020

   

  

Because of the record number of cases of COVID-19 occurring in our community, we will continue to exclusively provide curbside care for our patients until further notice. Veterinary hospitals are particularly vulnerable to the COVID virus. Veterinary workplaces require staff to work shoulder to shoulder to provide proper pet care. If a single staff member contracts COVID-19, it will force the entire hospital to close. The information on this site will be updated as soon as this changes.

 

The Binder Animal Hospital family shares your concerns over the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on our community, our families and our ability to provide care for our patients. We want you to know that we are taking steps to adapt to the current situation and we are modifying those steps as the situation continues to change. We want to be here for your pet's needs.

 

Our focus is to continue to care for our patients while taking comprehensive actions to provide safety for our clients and our staff.

 

We are continuing wellness care, illness evaluations, as well as surgical and dental procedures.

 

We thoroughly clean and disinfect our hospital continuously. We are following the CDC guidelines for social distancing.

   

Our hours of operation have been modified. We are open:
     

Monday thru Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

 

We are exclusively scheduling "Curbside" appointments. When you arrive in the hospital parking lot at your appointment time, call the receptionist. We will meet you outside at the end of our ramp and bring your pet into the hospital for the examination.  We will communicate with you by phone while you remain in your vehicle. Exams and treatment will be provided in the hospital. Payment will be made over the phone with a credit card at the time of visit. Your pet will be returned to your vehicle.

   

Call to pre-order medication and food. Payment will be made over the phone with a credit card. When you arrive, call us and we will place the medication in a wall-mounted container outside the entrance door for you to pick up. Food orders will be placed on a table outside the front door.

    

We are scheduling appointments for routine anal gland expressions or nail trims.

   

We are utilizing telephone consultation as appropriate.

 

COVID-19 and our pets:

  

It appears that dogs and cats are not readily infected with SARS-CoV-2, and there is no evidence that dogs and cats spread SARS-CoV-2 to other pets or people.

  

  • Until we learn more about how this virus affects animals, treat pets as you would treat human family members to protect them from a possible infection.
  • Because there is a small risk that people with COVID-19 could spread the virus to animals, CDC
    recommends that pet owners limit their pet’s interaction with people outside their household.
         - Keep cats indoors when possible and do not let them roam freely outside.
         - Walk dogs on a leash at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from others.
         - Avoid public places where a large number of people gather.
         - Do not put face coverings on pets. Covering a pet’s face could harm them.
  • There is no evidence that the virus can spread to people from the skin, fur, or hair of pets. Do
    not wipe or bathe your pet with chemical disinfectants, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or any
    other products not approved for animal use.
  • Please contact us if your pet gets sick or if you have any concerns about your pet’s health. 

 

Additional guidance on managing pets in homes where people are sick with COVID-19 is available from the CDC by clicking HERE.

 

 

We have plans in place to modify our procedures as the situation changes so that we can continue to provide patient care.

   

  

Click on the CDC logo if you want more information on COVID-19.

     

   

Welcome to Binder Animal Hospital!

   

Binder Animal Hospital in Saint Louis, MO is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

 

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet health care information.

 

If you have created a "Petly page" for your pet, click the Petly Icon to log in: 

     

   

   

Binder Animal Hospital participates in the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) where thousands of veterinarians and veterinary specialists meet via the internet to discuss medical cases and important issues. VIN is another way in which Binder Animal Hospital provides excellent care for you and your pet.

  

   

American Association of Feline Practitioners Proud Member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

 

      

   

Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite in 2018 and 2019!

  

  


Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please contact us at (314) 892-5406 for all your pet health care needs.