We are happy to report that we have returned to “normal” appointments. However, in the interest of reducing crowding in our small lobby, please call when you arrive and the staff will direct you from there. If you prefer to have your appointment “curbside” please let us know because we are happy to accommodate that as well. If you are just picking up a prescription or dropping something off, please come on in! Masks are optional but we recommend that anyone feeling sick wear a mask or reschedule their appointment (or request curbside). As always, the health of our staff and that of our clients is our utmost priority.
We hope to see you soon!
We want to share with you the actions we are taking to help protect our employees and clients.
- Wiping down all phones, computers and door handles continuously.
- Wiping down exam room door knobs / frames, benches and counters after each visit.
- No sharing pens, sharpies, food/communal food, stethoscopes – and where it is necessary cleaning after each use.
- No hugging, hand shaking, etc.
- Washing our hands after all appointments and often.
- Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby and the hallway.
- We recommend that you not come to the clinic if you are feeling ill, and we expect the same of our staff. Please give us a call to reschedule your appointment to a later date.
We appreciate the trust that you place in us. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and take actions necessary to help keep our staff and clients safe while providing the products and services you and your pet need.
We are so excited and honored to have been voted Best Veterinary Clinic in SLO County for the 7th time! To read this week’s New Times edition, go to https://issuu.com/ntmg/docs/nt_35.42_05.06.21_issuu
Thank you so much to all of our friends and clients who helped to make this possible. As a token of our appreciation, we will be offering FREE Physical Examinations to New Clients and FREE Dog and Cat Dental Hygiene Kits to existing clients. In order to take advantage of this offer, please bring the coupon from our ad on page 91 of this week’s New Times.
Thanks again for your support and for entrusting us with your pet’s health management. We will continue to strive to provide you with the compassion, respect, and quality care that your animal family member deserves!
The Doctors and Staff of Pismo Beach Vet
Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic stands for equality.
Now, more than ever, I feel so fortunate to be able to live, work, and play on the beautiful Central Coast. I cannot imagine a better place to shelter-in-place and enjoy the incredible and diverse environment that we inhabit. I feel, though, that I should preface this with the fact that I am lucky enough to have a psychologically and financially rewarding job and a supportive family. I was raised Jewish so I have some experience with intolerance, but as a white male I am able to “hide in plain sight.” I recognize that this is a huge privilege and has sheltered me from many, many challenges that others in our community face daily.
Though in many ways the Central Coast is idyllic, I think that it’s critical to acknowledge the ever-present undercurrent of racial, sexual/gender, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparity and prejudice that exists in our community.
Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic exists, at its core, to help our clients and our patients live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. To this end, we feel that we cannot remain silent when insidious issues threaten the very livelihoods of so many of our friends, colleagues, and clients. We cannot stand idly by in the face of hate speech, ignorance, intolerance, and racism. We are greatly saddened to hear racial slurs pour from the mouths of locals and to see an image of a gallows and noose marring the wall of a local school.
Though I have always been involved in issues of tolerance and diversity in my personal life, I struggled with the appropriateness of involving my business. I have come to the conclusion that as local business owners and leaders we have an obligation to make our opinions heard and step beyond the bounds of day-to-day business. Only in this way can we hope to de-radicalize and de-politicize the ideals of racial justice and tolerance.
So, here goes…
At Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic, we believe that Black Lives Matter. We believe in the equality of all people, regardless of race, religion, or sexual and gender identity. We believe that all life has inherent value. We believe that science is real and fear the loss of trust in our scientific community. We worry about a willingness from many to accept the concept of alternate truths and facts, treating statements from laypeople and pundits with equal weight to those of experts. We believe that we should be open to discussion, continuous education, and always be striving to learn (and teach). We believe that we, humankind, represent a huge threat to our environment and climate and that every day is an opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint. We believe that history is important and should be taught honestly and remembered but not necessarily celebrated. We believe that COVID-19 is a real threat, and we wear masks to show respect and to help keep community members safe. We believe in the fallacy of false balance: not all issues have two sides and not all sides of an issue deserve equal treatment or are equally worthy of consideration.
At Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic, we believe that actions speak louder than words. We love our community and get involved whenever and wherever we can. Being active and giving our time to great local organizations like Rotary, the Diversity Coalition San Luis Obispo County, Stand Strong, and the YMCA of SLO County is more important now than ever.
At Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic, we believe in love, tolerance, and understanding. It’s a time for unity, not division. We believe that NOW is the time for kindness.
July 20, 2020
Luna is 9-year old, spayed female, red merle Australian Shepherd.
Luna’s owners are searching for a loving and safe new home for their family pet. Luna is a very sweet,
playful, and energetic Australian Shepherd. Although her owners love her dearly, they have not been able
to provide her with the attention that she needs to live her happiest life.
Like most Australian Shepherds, Luna is full of energy and very smart. She loves running, hiking, mountain bike
rides, and frisbee. Luna has never shown signs of aggression, and other than being
rambunctious, is good with children and other dogs. She has spent lots of time around toddlers. We are unsure of how she would do with cats, but she does not tend to chase after prey animals. She does great when boarded at the kennel and enjoys playing with the other dogs.
Luna has a few behavioral issues that her future family should be aware of: 1) When greeting
unfamiliar people or friends and family that she has not seen recently, she stands up and puts
her paws on them; 2) She has escaped from her yard on several occasions despite her owner’s best
efforts to secure the backyard; 3) She gets nervous (paces and whines) when her owners pack for a trip,
or get ready to go on a hike or run and she thinks she may get left at home; and 4) She and
the neighbor dog bark at each other through the fence when in their backyards.
Luna weighs approximately 40 pounds. She has not had any significant health issues. She is
spayed; has updated vaccinations; is on flea, tick, and heartworm prevention medication; has a
microchip; and is licensed in San Luis Obispo County.
Luna’s owners are seeking a home for Luna that will provide her a loving, caring, and safe environment.
She would love a family that has plenty of time to give her the attention she deserves. Her owners think
she would be her happiest on a large property with room for her to roam.
For more information: contact Kyle Anderson (email@example.com). Rehoming fee to be discussed.
UPDATE 6/12/21 Luna found a forever home! Thanks for your help!