COVID-19 Social Distancing.

The Animal Hospital of Orleans is making efforts to minimize further spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide veterinary care to our patients and support our clients. Here is our most current procedural change:
1. We will not be scheduling any wellness exams and vaccines for the next 3 weeks. Those of you already scheduled will remain that way unless you become sick and need to cancel the appointment.
2. We will not be doing house calls for the next 3 weeks.
3. We will be doing all appointments “curb-side”, meaning clients will remain in their cars.
a. When you arrive for your appointment, boarding, medications/supplies, please call us at 508 255-1194 from the parking lot so we know you are here. (kennel cell for Sat PM/Sunday 508 240-4810.)
b. For appointments and boarding, one of our techs will go over medical history/boarding info and come out to get your pet. We ask that all cats be in carriers and all dogs be attached to a leash with a no-slip-out-of collar prior to us getting to the car.
c. The tech will bring your pet in for their exam and the doctor will either call you or come out to speak to you at your car.
d. The tech will bring your pet back to you with an invoice for services rendered.
e. We ask that payment be made via phone with a credit card, if at all possible. (We will still accept cash/check if need be.)
4. We ask that, if possible, you order your medication and pet food through our online store.
5. If your pet's medication must be filled at the office, we can mail it to you for an additional S&H charge. Make sure we have your correct address in our system. Please allow several days for delivery. This means you should let us know about any refills PRIOR to your pet needing the medication. If you decide to pick up at the office, please follow the above “curb-side” policy.
6. For our established clients we will make an effort to evaluate your pets via video chat or emailed photos when possible and appropriate. Teleconference will be set up as an appointment and charged accordingly.
If you are sick with a fever, cough, or respiratory symptoms or have traveled internationally in the last 14 days to a country with widespread transmission, please postpone your pet's annual exam and vaccines. If you think your pet needs EMERGENT medical attention, please call the office to speak to one of our veterinarians so they can determine if your pet needs to be seen.
Please know that we are taking every possible precaution to ensure the safety of our team, our clients, and the animals under our care. If you have any questions, please feel free to call. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation and we hope to return to our normal operations as soon as possible.
The SANTANA FUND BENEFIT has been postponed. We will update everyone with the new date.
RABIES CLINIC: postponed until further notice.

Welcome to the Animal Hospital of Orleans

High-Quality Care with a Heart

Call us at 508-255-1194

The Animal Hospital of Orleans is a friendly, caring, independently-owned veterinary hospital located on Cape Cod, MA and has been serving Orleans, Eastham, Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, and other surrounding Cape Cod towns since 1993. Whether it is the best in veterinary medical care, surgery, laser therapy, dental care, pet lodging (dog boarding and cat boarding), or bathing; you can rely on our team of veterinarians and support staff to offer everything your pet needs throughout his or her life. 

We are the first veterinary hospital in Massachusetts to become a Fear Free sm Certified Practice! All of our staff are Fear Free sm Certified Professionals.  We want to be partners in your pet's care and consider pet owners to be a crucial part of our health-care team! We feel that pets are family and should be treated with love and respect.Our mission is to make coming to the vet a happy and stress-free experience for the whole family. The last thing we want is for your pet to fear the one place that is fully committed to ensuring they live a happy and healthy life. We are dedicated to caring for your pet's emotional and physical well-being by providing ways to alleviate fear, stress, and anxiety and providing our clients with the highest quality care and service, at affordable prices, and delivered with integrity, compassion, and professionalism. We value the importance of communicating clearly with our clients and questions are always welcomed. Client education is a priority in our practice and our clients should always feel informed about their pet's needs, treatment and care. We also continue to learn through continuing education to improve our services and to offer the most up-to-date and comprehensive care available.

Our facility is centrally located in Orleans, the hub of the Lower Cape. For directions visit our Contact Us page



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"Took Buzzy for his first yearly check-up and was nervous about his interaction with the staff as he is a rescue and you can never be sure of their history. Discovered at the appointment, they have become a Fear Free Certified Animal Hospital. What a fabulous experience!!!! 20 STARS********** Rather than get through the appointment at any expense to Buzzy, they played with him in a soft music, pheromone infused room (he was already wearing a pheromone neckerchief, courtesy of the front desk) and enticed him with edible treats. The whole idea is to make it a pleasant experience for the pup or kitty. It was decided that we would come back next week for the "real appointment" to help Buzzy relax and see the office as a pleasant destination. It obviously worked. As my other half took Buzz out to the car, and I talked with the staff, the outside door reopened and Buzzy came back in. Did not want to go to the car! Usually our dogs can't get out of the vet's office fast enough. Well done all. You even had me relaxed by the end of the visit." Deborah Miller

Additional Kennel Pick-up & Drop off Hours Available By Appointment. 

Call the Kennel Cell Phone: (508) 240-4810

Saturday:  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday:  10:00 am - 11:00 am; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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