One Health: Many Roles, Shared Goals
Veterinary professionals may not immediately recognize their role in environmental health through their work in the veterinary industry, but as is the case with all elements of the One Health Initiative, there is an important contribution from every health and science discipline.
Linked Together: One Health
One Health is the collaborative effort of human, veterinary, and environmental medicine on a local, national, and global level. Veterinary and human nurses have great potential for advantageous teamwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.