Pet euthanasia is always hard, but COVID-19 has made it even harder. Here's how some AAHA-accreded practices are trying to balance precautionary measures with compassion for families and their pets.
This week: The lab animals most likely to lead to a coronavirus vaccine, and why you shouldn’t believe everything you hear about stray dogs and coronavirus. Plus, is pet grooming an “essential” service?
The veterinary profession continues to adapt on the fly to the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic.
This week: Some medical students get out of school early to join the fray, human medical workers told to keep mum on COVID-19, and good news on the testing-pets-for-coronavirus front.
Most people know that the Veterinarian’s Oath focuses on caring for animals and protecting animal welfare. But there is also a very important line in the Oath: a newly minted veterinarian must also swear to benefit society through “the promotion of public health.”
Last year, the FDA took steps to ease the transition from in-person visits to telemedicine. What happens next?
It’s that one darn dog. The one in Hong Kong who tested “weak positive” for SARS-CoV-2 on February 28 . And again on February 29. And again on March 2 and yet again on March 5. He’s got people worried.
The situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly evolving as the virus is spreading in countries around the globe, including in the United States. This can make it challenging for your veterinary practice to know how to respond, and it’s important to revisit policies and procedures daily.
The COVID-19 pandemic looks pretty grim for veterinarians here in North America. But how does it look to your colleagues around the world facing the same challenges? Are they facing the same challenges? To find out, NEWStat got in touch with some folk at the World Small Animal Veterinarian Association.
Experts have been predicting a fall surge in COVID cases since last spring, and now it's here. How will that impact hospitals?