Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
MJH Life Sciences, reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic and a government mandate, has postponed the first of its four Fetch veterinary conferences scheduled for 2020.
The Baltimore event had been set for April 2 through 5. A new date was not announced.
“With the rapid developments related to this virus and the concerns people everywhere share over its spread, it’s important that we all work together to prevent and eradicate it as quickly as possible,” said Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, chief veterinary officer at MJH Life Sciences.
Maryland’s governor, Larry Hogan, on March 12 banned gatherings of at least 250 people.
Three other Fetch conferences remain on the schedule: August in Kansas City, Missouri; November in Indianapolis; and December in San Diego.
“We will continue to monitor circumstances and changing developments and provide updated information regarding our new [Baltimore] conference date,” Dr. Christman said in an emailed statement.
A notice posted on the Fetch website urged anyone who was scheduled to attend the Baltimore conference to take “immediate action on any airline flights you have booked.”
“Any reservation booked through Fetch Housing will be cancelled automatically without penalty,” the notice added. “If you have reserved your hotel room through the hotel or any other travel booking source, you must cancel with them directly.”
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