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Veterinary practices warn of PPE shortages

A survey by Veterinary Medical Association Executives reveals supply chain worries and a willingness to donate equipment to human hospitals when possible.

Many veterinary hospitals are running low on personal protection equipment and are having trouble reordering supplies, a survey showed. Ralph Johnson, CEO of Veterinary Medical Association Executives, told members in an email April 2 that 22% of the more than 1,500 hospitals surveyed expected to run out of surgical masks in seven days or less. […]

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Forecast is grim for veterinary services in 2020

Packaged Facts expects a pandemic-related thrashing of the U.S. pet market over the short term.

The coronavirus pandemic will batter the U.S. pet market in 2020 and especially the animal care sector, where revenue from veterinary services is forecast to plunge by 30%, according to the market research firm Packaged Facts. The company’s newly released report, “U.S. Pet Market Outlook,” predicts a 20% rebound in veterinary services in 2021, rising […]

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CBD 101

Two experts explain what is known or uncertain about cannabidiol and what veterinarians need to be aware of legally when considering the use of CBD in practice.

If there’s one thing generating a buzz in veterinary medicine these days, it’s cannabidiol (CBD). No, not that kind of buzz — CBD derived from hemp containing less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a non-psychoactive agent. Rather, the buzz is coming from clients asking whether the purported human benefits of CBD might help their pets […]

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Chapter 3: Tales from the COVID-19 front lines

Last week was difficult for practice owners and veterinary teams. The federal CARES Act could be a financial lifeline for some hospitals.

For the most part, business is not booming at veterinary practices. The vast majority of hospitals remain open during the COVID-19 crisis, but many are postponing non-emergency services and some have reduced their hours, if not their staffs. Click here to read Chapter 1 from March 16 and here to read Chapter 2 from March […]

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