Spring 2021 COVID-19 Update:
I first want to say thank you to all of our clients who have supported us over the last year, it has certainly been a challenging one! With everyone’s understanding and cooperation, we did not have a single issue with staff illness or closure due to Covid-19! I personally know of many other practices that were not so fortunate.
I know that while some of our clients have been primarily grateful for our cautionary measures and have inquired about us continuing to offer curbside services into the future (the answer to which is yes, curbside and drop-off services will remain an option permanently!) many clients have experienced significant anxiety over not being able to accompany their babies inside the office. We understand and are so appreciative of you trusting us to handle and care for yours as if they were our own, and we are asking for patience for a little while longer.
As we have not been able to get our entire team fully vaccinated yet and there still exists a considerable amount of uncertainty with regard to variants and transmission rates, we will continue to operate in a curbside manner, only allowing humans inside the building for end-of-life care. We are following the advice issued by the CDC and the health department as these are based on scientific principle. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html#anchor_1615143382229
We are asking everyone to please continue to wear a mask when interacting with our staff at the front door and be respectful of their personal space. We have literally had to barricade the front door in order to maintain control of traffic. Our staff has grown tired of confrontations and we are at the point of having to fire clients for obnoxious and out-of-control behavior.
I truly hope that we are in the home stretch here and that we are able to open our doors back up come summer. While we have managed to develop a workable system, we do miss being able to interact with you in person.
Take care and see you soon!
UPDATE AS OF 1/4/2021:
We are now accepting new clients again, on a limited availability basis. We may be booked out a few weeks/months because of this. With our current staffing we are unable to meet the demand and in discussion with several other practice owners, have discovered that this is the case with many other hospitals. We have compiled a list of practices that may be able to see your pet. THIS IS NOT GUARANTEED, and please let them know that we referred you:
Parrish Creek Veterinary Hospital: 801-298-2014
Willowcreek Pet Center: 801-942-0777
Brickyard Animal Hospital: 801-486-0123 – Does not see birds or reptiles
Lakeview Animal Hospital:801-298-2314
Creekside Animal Hospital: 801-565-1263
MedVet Northern Utah: 801-776-8118 *They have one exotic vet on staff, so availability may be limited*
Pet Urgent Care: 801-765-1010 *AFTER-HOURS VET CARE*
WEPC is committed to providing the highest quality care for your exotic pets, with fees that are competitive with other practitioners in the field. We do not feel that a comprehensive exam and husbandry evaluation (see Services) can be done properly in a 15-minute time block, and will spend as much time with you as necessary to make sure all your questions are answered and you have the information necessary to provide the best home possible for your pet.
We do not endorse the exotic pet trade, and feel that many exotic animals are not appropriate as pets. Those that are, often have very specific nutritional and psychological requirements, and we encourage potential owners to carefully research a species PRIOR TO ACQUISITION. We offer prepurchase consultations (see Services) at very reasonable fees for this purpose. We work with several pet rescue groups and will assist in finding responsible homes for pets in need, but we hope to see a day when this will no longer be necessary.
We are no longer accepting wildlife. We recommend you contact the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources – they can possibly get you in touch with a wildlife rehabber.