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We understand the concern and uncertainty that our community is experiencing surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to the well-being of our patients, clients, and employees.


 At this time, Saguaro Veterinary Clinic is fully operational. We are keeping regular business hours.


 As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are closely monitoring the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and local authorities regarding the spread of the virus to ensure that the actions that we are taking are comprehensive and appropriate. 

  

The AVMA has a detailed and regularly updated information page on COVID-19 as it relates to pets. VetCompanion, one of our trusted resources for information, has provided us with some general guidance. Be sure to check the AVMA site for breaking news on this rapidly developing global health crisis. 


Some key takeaway messages (as of March 15, 2020) include: 


- Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people. 

- If you are not ill with COVID-19, you can interact with your pet as you normally would, including walking, feeding, and playing. You should continue to practice good hygiene during those interactions (e.g., wash hands before and after interacting with your pet; ensure your pet is kept well-groomed; regularly clean your pet’s food and water bowls, bedding material, and toys). 

- Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. Have another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet. If you have a service animal or you must care for your pet, then wear a face mask; don’t share food, kiss, or hug them; and wash your hands before and after any contact with them. 

- As always, careful hand washing and other infection control practices can greatly reduce the chance of spreading any disease. The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians’ (NASPHV) compendium of standard precautions is a good reference for appropriate infection control in veterinary practices.


Also, below are a few links that could be useful to keep up to date as the COVID-19 pandemic continues:

US DHHS CDC Global COVID-19 Map

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/locations-confirmed-cases.html#map

 

US DHHS CDC US Outbreak Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

 

COVID-19 Outbreak Tracker.  Johns Hopkins

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

 

COVID-19 Outbreak Tracker.  Kaiser Family Foundation

https://www.kff.org/global-health-policy/fact-sheet/coronavirus-tracker/

 

US Dpt of State Travel Advisories

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

 

DEFINITIONS, BACKGROUND, PLANS

 

US DHHS Public Health Emergency Declaration

https://www.phe.gov/emergency/news/healthactions/phe/Pages/2019-nCoV.aspx

 

Flu Types, definitions, and naming conventions.   US DHHS CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/types.htm

 

Definitions and Risk Assessments,  US DHHS CDC  (Interim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Exposure in Travel-associated or Community Settings)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html

 

National Pandemic Strategy Page,   US DHHS CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/national-strategy/index.html

 

Pandemic Intervals Framework,  US DHHS CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/national-strategy/intervals-framework.html

 

Pandemic Phases,  World Health Organization (2009 H1N1)

https://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/phase/en/

 

INTERNATIONAL SITES

 

World Health Organization  (WHO)

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

EU European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.  COVID-19 site

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china

 

UK Government COVID-19 Publications

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control

 

Canada Government COVID-19 Info Page

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/canadas-reponse.html

 

Mexico Government Dpt of Health COVID-19 Page

https://www.gob.mx/salud/documentos/nuevo-coronavirus-2019-ncov-comunicado-tecnico-diario?idiom=es

Australian Government.  Dpt of Health COVID-19 Resource page

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources

  

US GOVERNMENT SITES

 

US DHHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) COVID-19 page (PHE.GOV)

https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/COVID19/Pages/default.aspx

 

US DHHS ASPR TRACIE.

https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/technical-resources/44/SARS-MERS/44

 

US DHHS National Institutes of Health (NIH)

https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

 

US DHHS NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM)

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/index.html#Novel_Coronavirus

 

US DHHS CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

 

   US DHHS CDC Travel Health Notices

   https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices?deliveryName=USCDC_1150-DM20414

 

   US DHHS CDC Weekly COVID-19 newsletter updates

   https://tools.cdc.gov/CampaignProxyService/subscriptions.aspx

 

US DHHS CDC NIOSH

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emres/2019_ncov.html

 

   Respirator Information

   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-use-faq.html

 

US DHHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertEmergPrep/Influenza-Viruses

https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Resources/Waivers-and-flexibilities

 

US DHHS Food and Drug Administration. 

https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

 

     COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorizations  (FDA)

     https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/emergency-situations-medical-devices/emergency-use-authorizations#coronavirus2019

 

US Dpt of Labor OSHA

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

 

US Dpt of State.  Overseas Security Advisory Council.

https://www.osac.gov/Content/Announcement/fee23fa6-8c30-44ae-985f-180e3ce9635e

 

US Dpt of Transportation FAA.  Interim Aircrew Guidance for COVID-19

https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/media/2020/SAFO20001.pdf

 

USA GOV International Traveler Issues for Americans

https://www.usa.gov/americans-abroad#item-214568

 

US National Governors Association.  COVID-19 Site

https://www.nga.org/coronavirus/

 

 PROFESSIONAL, ORGANIZATIONAL, PRIVATE AND ACADEMIC SITES

 

American College of Emergency Physicians.  COVID-19 Resource page

https://www.acep.org/by-medical-focus/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/

 

American College Health Association

https://acha.org/acha/resources/topics/2019_novel_coronavirus_2019-ncov.aspx

 

Health Industry Distributors Association

https://www.hida.org/distribution/advocacy/industry-issues/Coronavirus-resource-center.aspx

 

International Air Transport Association.  Air Transport and Communicable Diseases Page

https://www.iata.org/en/programs/safety/health/diseases

 

National Ebola Training and Education Center.  (Search under COVID-19 Resources)

https://netec.org/

 

Network for Public Health Law.  Coronavirus Primer.  Authorities, etc...

https://www.networkforphl.org/resources/emergency-legal-preparedness-wuhan-coronavirus/

 

University of Minnesota.  Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.  COVID-19 page.

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/infectious-disease-topics/covid-19

 

Massachusetts General Hospital.  2019 Novel Coronavirus Toolkit

https://www.massgeneral.org/disaster-medicine/tools/



The mission of Saguaro Veterinary Clinic is to provide superior care for your small animal companion by treating them as you would want to be treated. The entire team strives to provide the latest in care by persistently expanding their knowledge of veterinary medicine. Through team efforts, the Clinic offers extensive medical, surgical and dental procedures as well as advanced diagnostic techniques. Our staff takes significant pride in maintaining the highest standards of quality and compassionate veterinary care. Saguaro Veterinary Clinic is committed to a pro-active approach in providing compassionate small animal care. Our moto has always been: WE CARE! Call today and become a member of our animal care family.


We are happy to announce the addition of our new veterinarian, Dr. Candice Emerson! Learn more about Dr. Emerson here 

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  • Dr.
    Mike Soltero
    DVM

    Dr. Mike Soltero received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in 1996. He started veterinary school at Colorado State University in 1997 but took a hiatus to pursue other careers including fitness director and insurance planning for high net worth individuals.

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  • Dr.
    John Soltero
    DVM

    Dr. John served in the military as a United States Ranger from 2002 to 2005 prior to becoming a veterinarian. After serving our country

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  • Dr.
    Candice Emerson
    DVM

    Dr. Emerson grew up in Scottsdale and received her bachelor's in wildlife conservation biology from Arizona State University. She went on to complete her DVM from Colorado State University. 

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Monday:

7:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am

12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Appointment times are between 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
Our doctors are in surgery between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM, therefore we are unavailable for appointments.
On Saturdays, we are open for appointments from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM.