I want to help owners and their pets, says vet

PETALING JAYA: Appointments at a veterinary clinic in Muar, Johor, have been full since the second phase of the movement control order (MCO).

Veterinarian Muhammad Saiful Azri Roslee said that initially, he felt a bit worried to work during the MCO period but felt the need to help owners and their pets.

“Our clinic staff observe all the necessary safety health measures recommended by the authorities.

“Most of the time, owners will come with cats, but there are also those bringing dogs and rabbits among others, ” Saiful said.

He said that among the health measures taken were temperature checks, social distancing of at least 2m, and prior appointments.“Alhamdullilah, most pet owners gave their full cooperation.

“We also limit our operation hours from 10am to 2pm compared to the usual hours from 9.30am to 6.30pm.

“Priority will be given to emergency cases, ” said the 28-year-old vet.

For bank officer Grace Yeap, 37, she said that she was prepared to adopt changes while working during the MCO period.

“Over time, it became a norm for us to wear face mask, practice social distancing and constantly sanitising our hands.

“But one challenge is not being able to meet clients personally, ” Yeap said.

She added that data privacy laws also meant that there were limited methods on ways to communicate information with clients.

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