Access to veterinary services and treatments will still be available during the national lockdowns in England and Scotland, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has confirmed.
Services will also be available under the Welsh and Northern Ireland arrangements and access to veterinary medicines ‘should not be affected’ by the latest lockdowns.
Dawn Howard, NOAH Chief Executive said: “We welcome the latest joint statement by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) that the veterinary profession will be able to deliver essential veterinary services.
“It will not revert to ‘emergency only’ as was the case last March.
“Veterinary practices and businesses that help protect animal health and welfare are specifically allowed to remain open and people can leave home during the latest lockdown periods to ensure their animals’ health and welfare.”