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Murphy Veterinary Hospital
2387 Highway 98 W
Mary Esther, FL 32569
In an effort to protect our valued clients, our staff and our community at large, we are implementing the following policies regarding appointments:
– If you are sick, please reschedule or have someone else bring your pet to the appointment.
– When you arrive for your pet’s appointment, please call us and we will get you checked in and let you know if you are good to come in the lobby. We are trying to keep traffic in the lobby to a minimum to help do our part in reducing COVID exposure.
-One person will be allowed in with their pet, some exceptions will be made, please ask when you call for exceptions.
-PLEASE wear your mask when inside at all times. We are trying to do our part in reducing COVID exposure. Even if you have had your COVID vaccine, we still require you to wear a mask.
We appreciate your cooperation with the above policies.
If you have any questions, please contact us via phone call (850)581-0700.
We thank you for trusting us with your pets healthcare!
Why do our pets need surveillance screening?
Firstly, our pets can't speak, they cannot tell us if they feel off color or unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6 months as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.
Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until late in the course of disease. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.
Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life.
We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pet's live longer, healthier lives.
These are approximations and may vary by gender, species and breed.