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COVID-19

COVID-19

AAHA suspends on-site accreditation visits

Other than cancellation of a seminar and a meeting, major veterinary associations are open for business during the coronavirus scare.

Veterinary practices awaiting an accreditation visit from the American Animal Hospital Association will hear from someone remotely rather than meet in-person during the COVID-19 outbreak. “For the time being, AAHA will be limiting air travel and conducting virtual rather than in-person practice evaluations,” the organization reported on its website. “Expect to hear from your member […]

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PIJAC: Pet stores are ‘essential’ during crisis

Companion animals must have uninterrupted access to food, supplies and veterinary care, according to a letter to government officials.

Don’t forget about the needs of pets during the coronavirus pandemic, industry leaders are reminding state and local governments. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and pet store owners released an open letter March 13 calling pet stores “essential retailers” that should be exempt from mandatory closure if such a move was being considered to […]

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Trupanion empties Seattle HQ during outbreak

Most employees are telecommuting to protect their health and to continue to serve policyholders.

Pet health insurer Trupanion has joined other Seattle companies, like Google, Amazon and Microsoft, in asking employees to work from home during the coronavirus outbreak. Nearly all of the 500 people who normally commute to Trupanion’s headquarters are doing their jobs remotely in an effort to help stop the virus’ spread. “We have recommended that […]

SAVMA calls off symposium due to coronavirus

Cornell University forbids large on-campus gatherings through April 15, upsetting the travel plans of 1,100 conference attendees.

The Student American Veterinary Medical Association has canceled a sold-out symposium scheduled for March 14 to 16 after the host school, Cornell University, enacted restrictions because of the global coronavirus outbreak. The 50th annual symposium was expected to bring together about 1,100 people — SAVMA members, veterinary faculty and industry leaders — for three days […]

AVMA offers an array of coronavirus resources

As veterinary groups weigh in on the global outbreak, Trupanion finds “no unusual increase or change in the frequency” of pet illnesses.

Veterinary professionals looking to educate themselves and pet owners about coronaviruses, including one that has infected thousands of people worldwide, are invited to access several documents compiled by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The newest coronavirus, abbreviated COVID-19, is not believed to pose a threat to pets, and they are not known carriers or transmitters […]

WSAVA: Pets aren’t a coronavirus threat

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association issues advice for veterinarians amid the global outbreak.

Dogs and cats do not pose a known threat of transmitting the new coronavirus, which has killed more than 1,000 people worldwide, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association is reminding veterinarians. The advisory, issued Feb. 11, was an attempt to allay the fears of pet owners who think their dog or cat is a coronavirus […]

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