COVID-19 Practice Guidelines

To ensure that we can still deliver high quality personalised patient care and maintain the wellbeing of our hard working team, we ask for your continued patience while we continually adapt our way of working during this COVID-19 pandemic.

As you can appreciate, a thorough and complete clinical examination is needed before we can advise you on the appropriate diagnostic and treatment regime for your pet. To do so, our team must be able to get up close and personal with each animal and hold them safely and securely. We therefore ask that clients continue to remain outside of the clinic while the team examine your animal inside.

This high level of social distancing is very important, our priority is to ensure (as much as we are able) that our veterinary clinics remain open and able to care for pets. We need to reduce the risk of our staff becoming infected, this is reduce the risks to owners. If we need to close there will a loss of animal care in one or more of our clinic locations, this is not in the interest of our owners or their pets.

Once we have examined your pet, we will locate you outside,  in person, or over the telephone. We will discuss our findings and recommend the most appropriate treatment options, obtaining your consent.

We do understand the frustration you may feel with these arrangements and ask for your continued patience and understanding during these challenging circumstances.

The only exception to the above way of working is when a client needs to say goodbye to a beloved pet, we fully empathise this is a very difficult time, it seems even harder in a pandemic. In these circumstances or if you have specific questions/concerns we encourage you to make an appointment or phone ahead to discuss the ways in which we can fully support your requests.

We continue to offer all services for you and your pet and have implemented various social distancing measures at the three clinics. The specific service you need may require you to attend an alternative clinic location. The clinic address will be communicated clearly when you make an appointment. An example of this is our Barton Road clinic in Tewkesbury which has been reorganisation and reopened to provide vaccinations/boosters and Folly Care Club checks.

At Walton Cardiff and Barton Road: please CALL our reception team to let them know you have arrived and where you are waiting. We may ask for your registration number to assist us in locating you in our car park. If you arrive on foot, please call to announce your arrival.

At Bishops Cleeve and Leckhampton: please ring the doorbell, step back and wait for one of the team to meet you outside.

Payment will continue to be taken outside using mobile card machines, or over the telephone in some circumstances.

We are doing everything we can to continue to offer the highest level of service while keeping all interactions as socially distant as possible and cannot thank you enough for your ongoing help, support and understanding during this time.

You can continue to book routine appointments online using our website or by emailing admin@follygardens.com.

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered online via our website or by emailing admin@follygardens.com – please give at least 48 hours notice due to the ongoing high number of requests being experienced at this time.

Folly Care Club appointments can be booked by emailing admin@follygardens.com

For all enquires or clarification on our working arrangements, please call your local clinic on:

Tewkesbury                01684 292244

Bishops Cleeve          01242 679880

Cheltenham                01242 23439

We are taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Please read our guidelines here