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Study Shows Shifting Views on Pet Healthcare, Human-Animal Bond During Pandemic

A Banfield Pet Hospital study found that 84% of pet owners surveyed feel more attuned to their pet's health during quarantine and 67% plan to make changes to how they care for their pet.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on how pet owners view pet healthcare and the human-animal bond, according to findings from a recent Banfield Pet Hospital survey. The online survey included 1,000 dog and cat owners in the United States, and was conducted by Wakefield Research from May 11-15. The range of questions …

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Merck Animal Health Offers up to $1,000 per Sick Pet That Missed Vaccinations

The COVID-19 Nobivac Relief Plan is designed to support veterinary practices in the wake of a pandemic that forced many pet owners to push back preventative care.

The COVID-19 crisis has changed consumer behavior in many ways, but one particularly troubling trend for veterinary professionals is a decline in pet vaccinations and preventative care. Merck Animal Health designed its COVID-19 Nobivac Relief Plan as a safety net of sorts for its partner practices and pet owners. The program will cover the cost …

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AVMA Cancels 2020 Convention Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The AVMA Convention 2020 was scheduled to take place July 31-August 4 in San Diego.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced that it has canceled the AVMA Convention 2020 scheduled to start July 31 in San Diego.

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AVMA: Prepare COVID-19 Stimulus Loan Applications Quickly

Funds are expected to deplete quickly; here are the key provisions and practical resources

Veterinary practices applying for government assistance loans offered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic should move quickly before funds dry up, the AVMA says.

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Q&A: Dr. Jennifer Ogeer Discusses Antech’s SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Program

Antech Diagnostics discovered the first two pets in the US to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 as part of its surveillance program. We spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ogeer about the testing program.

The first two pets to test positive for the coronavirus in the US were discovered by Antech Diagnostics’ surveillance program. We discuss with an expert from Antech. Protection Status