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Cofepris suspends two Cozumel veterinarians for health violations

Cozumel, Q.R. — The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks has suspended the activity of two veterinarians on the island due to the lack of valid permits and health regulations.

Due to pet owner complaints, la Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios (Cofepris) inspected Panacea, located in the San Gervasio neighborhood.

Viridiana Alcérreca Rocha of Cofepris Cozumel said that authorities visited five veterinarians in the city, however when they arrived at Panacea, they found a lack of hygiene in the care of the pets in addition to not having updated business documentation.

Alcérreca Rocha said that a second case was detected in Canine Spa, which operates in the Adolfo López Mateos neighborhood. Although they had updated business documents, Canine Spa also had sanitary violations.

“We verify that some veterinary establishments do not have the right environment to attend to pets, so corrective measures were taken,” said Alcérreca Rocha.

Alcérreca Rocha said that closure seals were placed on both businesses, noting that they failed to proivde the minimum sanitary conditions, whether for surgical treatments, disease treatments or animal aesthetics. They will reopen once they have complied with the legal health conditions.