Conducting Business During Covid-19
Like all other businesses today, we are being affected by the current Covid-19 Situation. Until further notice, in an effort to protect our staff and keep any possible exposure to a minimum, all of our clinics are currently practicing “curbside”. That means when you arrive at the clinic for your pet’s scheduled appointment or to pick up your pet’s medications or food, you will need to give us a call to let us know you have arrived. Please be sure that your cat is in a pet carrier and/or your dog is on a leash and that his/her collar is tight enough that it can’t be slipped over his/her head. We will come out and get your pet from you or meet you at the door. You will wait in your vehicle at the clinic during your pet’s appointment. We understand how difficult it is to not be able to with your pet during his/her physical exam, but please know we take our jobs very seriously and be assured that your furry family member is being treated with love and compassion, just as they are when you are physically present. After our veterinarian performs a physical exam, they will give you a call on your cell phone or physically walk out to your vehicle to discuss findings and give you an opportunity to ask questions. Payment can be taken over the phone with a debit/credit card or cash/check can be taken at the vehicle.
For a variety of reasons, Covid-19 has also caused in influx of patients into veterinary practices across the nation. This has caused longer wait times for both appointments and especially elective surgeries such as spays, neuters and declaws. It has also caused heavy phone call volume, please be patient if you are asked to hold and know that we will get to your phone call as quickly as possible. Like all of our veterinary colleagues, we are attempting to see and treat as many patients as possible each day. That being said, unfortunately, there is a limit on how many patients our veterinarians can adequately and competently see each day. Planning well in advance for wellness, vaccine appointments and routine elective surgeries is highly encouraged and recommended.
We have five Veterinary Clinics in Central Minnesota, serving the communities of Watkins, Kimball, Maple Lake, Litchfield and Hutchinson, MN. Our hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm at all clinics. Some clinics have Saturday morning hours.
Our Watkins and Kimball Veterinary Clinics are about twenty minutes south of St. Cloud and an hour and fifteen minutes west of the Twin Cities on State Hwy 55. Our Maple Lake Veterinary Clinic is just 35 minutes West of 494 and is also located on State Hwy 55. Our Litchfield Veterinary Clinic is just 25 minutes north of Hutchinson on HWY 22. Our Lifelong Veterinary Clinic is just off of Hwy 15 South in Hutchinson, next to Walgreens.
Our Watkins Veterinary Clinic is a mixed animal practice. We have one veterinarian helping pets and another one to two veterinarians helping our farm and horse patients Monday through Friday and 1 veterinarian on Saturday mornings. Dr. Casey Pawelk, Dr. Alexi Baldwin, Dr. Sara Davis, Dr. Katelyn Rieland and Dr. Carl Larson all see both small animals and large animals on a rotating schedule. Dr. Dan Milender sees small animal patients two days a week.
Our Kimball Veterinary Clinic is a companion animal practice. We have 1-2 veterinarians helping pets Monday through Friday. Dr. Miranda Mackedanz, Dr. Katelyn Rieland and Dr. Dean Hawkinson are the three veterinarians with rotating schedules in this clinic.
Our Maple Lake Clinic is a companion animal only practice. Dr. Kris Brock and Dr. Katrina Davis provide care for companion animals Monday-Friday and Saturday Mornings.
Our Litchfield Veterinary Clinic is a companion animal practice with a small supply of beef and dairy products on hand. Our large animal veterinarians from our Watkins office are available to come to your farm for beef, dairy or equine needs. Dr. Dan Milender, Dr. Miranda Mackedanz and Dr. Alexi Baldwin are the primary veterinarians seeing companion animals patients at this clinic Monday-Friday and Saturday mornings.
Our Lifelong Veterinary Clinic in Hutchinson is a companion animal only practice. Dr. Angie Gearey is currently our only veterinarian seeing appointments Monday-Friday.
Like most practices we do expect payment at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, all major credit cards and care credit. Haven’t heard of Care Credit? It’s a great, affordable and easy way to finance your pet’s veterinary care. Check it out and apply online at http://www.carecredit.com/apply/ today!
At Watkins, Kimball, Maple Lake, Litchfield and Lifelong Veterinary Clinics we treat your animals like the valued family members they are.