Coronavirus False Alarm for Pet Pug Highlights Importance of Confirmatory Testing
Reports of a pet dog testing positive for the new coronavirus circulated in April, but the USDA was unable to confirm the result, signaling that it may be a false alarm.
COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grants Show Strong Support for Veterinary Nurses
The AVMA, NAVTA, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and Zoetis came together to provide $200,000 in a COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant program for veterinary nurses and veterinary assistants in need.
Can Cats Spread COVID-19 to Other Cats?
Veterinary teams should be ready to address questions regarding whether cats can spread COVID-19 to help ease fear and encourage responsible behavior.
Virtual Graduation Ceremony Scheduled to Celebrate Veterinary Nurses
With in-person graduation ceremonies canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the veterinary community hopes to fill the void with a May 24 virtual commencement.
Stress Busters for Dogs and Cats During Quarantine
Dogs and cats may be feeling stressed from the coronavirus quarantine—help pet owners identify and reduce stress in their dogs and cats with these activities.
How to Handle the Influx of New Pet Adoptions During COVID-19
Pet fostering and adoption are surging in many communities across the country—what does this mean for veterinary practices in a COVID-19 world?
How to Help Pet Owners Stay Calm About Coronavirus-Positive Cats
With reports of pets testing positive for the coronavirus, pet owners will have questions. Here’s how to answer them.
Quarantine and Pets: How to Help Pet Owners Adjust
Put down the clippers: pet owners may be looking to start grooming and running their pets while in COVID-19 quarantine. Here’s how to communicate best practices.
American Heartworm Society Offers COVID-19 Guidelines
The AHS issued new recommendations to help veterinarians deliver care during the coronavirus pandemic.
What Veterinary Teams Need to Know About Ivermectin and COVID-19
The parasite drug ivermectin shows early promise against COVID-19 in vitro; FDA warns that humans should not use ivermectin intended for animals as treatment for COVID-19.
Be a Leader for Your Team During the Coronavirus Crisis
Leadership is crucial in a veterinary setting, especially during a crisis. The coronavirus pandemic is catalyzing change in workplace dynamics and displaying the importance of a strong, empathetic leader.
Lions, Tigers, Domestic Cats, and COVID-19: How Do We Educate Pet Owners?
Veterinary teams have been educating pet owners that there currently is no evidence indicating the spread of the COVID-19 virus from pets to other animals or humans, based on the guidance of infectious disease experts along with U.S. and global human and animal health organizations.
Coronavirus Basics Q&A with Editor-in-Chief Kara Burns
Pet owners have lots of questions regarding the coronavirus and their pets but not a lot of accurate resources. Read this Q&A with TVN’s Editor-in-Chief Kara Burns.
In-Home Veterinary Pet Hospice Network Launches Nationwide Teleadvice Service
The spread of COVID-19 and the alarm it has caused pet owners has led to increased discussions about veterinary telehealth. Lap of Love veterinarians are now available for teleadvice appointments via phone or Skype, whichever the pet parent prefers.
Veterinary Clinics Take Measures to Protect Staff and Clients
Veterinary nurses/technicians and front-desk staff are often the team members communicating with clients, as well as taking care of animals inside the clinic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of clinics have had to make temporary changes to their procedures. Here’s how veterinary nurses can keep staff, clients and their patients safe.
Why Sanitization Is Crucial in Combatting the Coronavirus in Veterinary Hospitals
The new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, can remain viable on surfaces for days, emphasizing the importance of sanitization in veterinary hospitals and clinics.
AVMA Urges Conservation of PPE
The new AVMA guidelines for use of PPE when demand exceeds supply during the COVID-19 pandemic address questions about how to do that while still protecting personnel.
Veterinary Teams Should Educate Pet Owners About COVID-19
Pet owners are reaching out to their veterinarians to ask about the risks of COVID-19 as it relates to their pets. Among the questions: Can my pet get COVID-19 from people? Can my children get COVID-19 from my pet? Is it OK to hug my pet? It’s your job to tell them that there is currently no evidence that pet animals can be a source of COVID-19 for humans or that this virus can cause the disease in pets.
COVID-19 and Pets: Calm Anxious Pet Owners
There is no evidence that dogs or cats have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. Yet, confusion among pet owners exists, creating questions and, worse, panic. Veterinary nurses are often the first to field questions from anxious pet owners. Here are our tips for dispelling the myths about COVID-19 and pets, educating your clients, and answering questions from pet owners.
A Look at COVID-19 From Our Editor in Chief
No one knows better how COVID-19 is affecting the veterinary industry than our Editor in Chief and Director of Veterinary Nursing, Kara Burns. We asked her some questions pertaining to clients, patients, and veterinary staff and practitioners.
AVMA: Veterinary Practices Are “Essential Businesses”
What’s happening to veterinary practices during the COVID-19 crisis has been changing rapidly, reflecting the impacts on the larger, global business world. The American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) is advocating to ensure veterinary practices continue to be listed as “essential businesses” so that they can remain open as long as possible.
The New Coronavirus and Companion Animals
With the coronavirus outbreak spreading around the world, clients are bringing in questions of their pets’ susceptibility to this disease. Educate yourselves with this update from the WSAVA Scientific and One Health Committees.
Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies – Letter to Healthcare Providers
The U.S. FDA recognizes that the need for personal protective equipment, such as surgical masks, gowns, and suits, may outpace the supply available to healthcare organizations during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.