On Tuesday, the FDA announced that it’s temporarily easing restrictions on veterinarians’ use of telemedicine so they can more easily treat pets during the coronavirus pandemic. That means a lot of practice owners and their staff are breathing a little more easily today.
During the COVID-19 crisis, all practices are entering an uncertain economy, either with reduced business from a client base that is sheltering at home, with the reduction of staff members to illness, or from being classified as a nonessential business that must close to prevent community spread of the virus.
This week: More veterinary colleges go online, glimmers of hope on the COVID-19 vaccine front, and pet fostering gets popular as people stay home
This week: The AVMA names this year’s Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, social distancing is good for animals in the wild, and what sounds like a setup for a bad joke about animals in the Australian outback.
More than 600 veterinary school graduates from the Class of 2020 have no idea when they’ll be able to start work or start repaying their student loans.
Stay-at-home restrictions aren’t slowing down pet scammers much. In fact, they’re helping.
This week: Big changes in veterinary school classrooms this fall, walking benefits shelter dogs and veterans alike, and juggling kids and work during a pandemic.
BluePearl, which operates 90 specialty and emergency pet hospitals in 21 states, recently announced an “alarming” 70% increase in the number of canine parvovirus cases presenting in their emergency rooms during the pandemic compared to the same time periods in the past five years.
For J. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, social distancing equals social responsibility. Inside the hospital and out.
This week: The secret to harmonious pet relationships, pandas and dogs are cute (but not together), and hip surgery gives a Texas camel a new lease on life