Advanced Veterinary Care Center

1901 DeMaris Rd
Cody, WY 82414

(307)527-6828

avcccody.com

Advanced Veterinary Care Center Cody, WY - Appointment Policy

To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment. Emergency cases shall always receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delay is inevitable. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.

For your convenience, drop-off' appointments are available. A 'drop off' means you could bring your pet at the time that works best for you and leave him/her with us for a couple of hours. Usually we will ask you to drop off' sometime in the morning so our doctors can examine the patient in between appointments or at the time purposely reserved for admitted patients. Once the doctor is done, she will give you a call to go over the diagnosis and to give you discharge instructions.

For the safety of all animals in our care, we require that all vaccinations be up to date. Even though we make every effort to make our patients feel comfortable during visits, they may be a little uneasy about new people, new surroundings and other pets. This is one of the reasons we ask you to restrain your pet. We recommend that animals be placed on a leash or in pet carriers before entering the waiting room.

 

Payment Policy

We require full payment at the time that services are rendered. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Care Credit, American Express, cash and personal checks.

 

Patient Arrival Policy

For your protection, and that of others, all dogs must be on a leash and properly controlled while in the waiting area or exam rooms.

All cats must be presented in an appropriate cat carrier or on a leash.

Rabies Policy

As of January 1st, 2017, Advanced Veterinary Care Center will require all patients to be up to date on Rabies vaccination. We are doing this for the safety of our patients, clients, and staff. The rabies vaccination is very effective and very safe. Although any individual pet’s risk of contracting rabies may be low, the consequences of either contracting rabies or biting a person if not vaccinated are devastating. As you may remember, WY had it’s first documented human fatality in 2015.

Each year, rabid bats are found in Park County. Our area is able to support the skunk strain of rabies as well. People are often unaware that they have been bitten by a bat, and exposure of a domestic animal to a rabid bat can be impossible to detect.  Many people feel that indoor cats do not need to be vaccinated. However, bats do get into houses and cats do get out.   Indoor cats are not immune to exposure, nor to the regulations regarding vaccination. 

For more information regarding rabies in our city and state, please visit the following websites. If, after reading through the materials listed above, you wish to speak with a doctor, please call to schedule a time so that a doctor can address any concerns.

Pets who are not current will be updated at the earliest availability. If a pet is too ill to be vaccinated we will wait to update that pet until the illness has resolved.  Exemptions will be given to animals with specific, documented medical conditions at the doctor’s discretion. If you wish to keep your pet unvaccinated, we will provide you a copy of your records so that you may seek out a new veterinarian.

http://wyorabies.org/


https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/rabies/


http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs099/en/


http://www.nasphv.org/Documents/NASPHVRabiesCompendium.pdf


http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=846&chapter_id=60474#s1064780