As restrictions begin to ease in Somerville, we are happy to announce that we have transitioned back to our regular schedule! As of June 1st, our staffing as well as clinic hours have returned to normal. We are very excited to be able to offer a full schedule again and to report that our entire staff has remained safe and healthy during this crisis.
That being said, a few things are still functioning differently to ensure everyone STAYS healthy: Until further notice, we are continuing our "curbside" protocol. This means we are not allowing clients into the building for any reason. If you need to pick up supplies for your pets, please call the clinic when you arrive and we will complete the transaction over the phone and bring the purchase out to you.
Our appointments will continue to be "clientless" for a minimum of the remainder of June. This was a challenging transition and we thank everyone for their patience as we made the necessary adjustments. We know this appointment format is not preferred by some clients, however due to the high volume of patients we see in a day, we have made the decision to continue in this manner to protect our staff and clients as a whole.
If you have any questions, please call the clinic at 617-661-9553.
Thank you again for your support and understanding!
BLACK LIVES MATTER STATEMENT
Over the course of the last week, we have taken a step back from our regular posts as we process the devastating current events that have unfolded throughout the country.
We at Huron Veterinary Hospital are deeply saddened by the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor and countless others whose lives have been lost due to individual and systemic racism. We stand for and with Black Lives Matter and against hatred and bigotry in any form.
In the past few weeks the public outcry and protests throughout the country have been reminders of the ongoing racial and socioeconomic disparities that affect all of our communities. Those privileged enough to not be directly affected by injustice must stop, listen and stand in solidarity with those who do not share that same privilege. For we are all one community.
Serving our community is at the core of what we do, and that means welcoming and supporting everyone in our community regardless of race, color, creed or sexual orientation. We made substantial changes to our procedures in response to the COVID-19 crisis which was effortless compared to what is required to reach real change in the face of racial injustice.
We at Huron Veterinary Hospital support peaceful protest for change. As a first step towards progress we have made a donation to the Mass Bail Fund as well as Black Lives Matter Boston. We encourage everyone in our community to do what they can through direct support, contributions and continuing education to fight racial injustice.
Besides donating, here are more ways that we can help:
-Call elected officials to demand justice.
-Read and reflect on anti-racism resources.
-Sign petitions to show support.
Black Lives Matter.
WELCOME DR. EVANS!
We are overjoyed to welcome Dr. Sally Evans to the Huron family once again! Dr. Evans worked at Huron for many years as a veterinary technician before enrolling in her VMD degree at the University of Pennsylvania. After a few years of clinical work in the boston area, we are so happy to have her join us as a full-time doctor. Dr. Evans will start seeing patients in July 2020 and we cannot wait for you to meet her.