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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.

Purdue CVM to begin testing for human covid-19

Purdue’s Veterinary College Tackles Human COVID-19 Testing

The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory is planning to turn around samples within one day; the facility’s experience providing infectious disease testing and immunity surveillance for animals in Indiana aided in its ability to assist with COVID-19 testing

Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will begin using a lab that tests for infectious diseases in animals to conduct COVID-19 testing for humans. They plan to process 400 human COVID-19 tests a day.

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First Pets Test Positive for COVID-19 in US

Despite positive tests, the CDC stresses that there is no proven risk to humans and that widespread testing of pets is discouraged.

Two cats tested positive for the new coronavirus, the first pets to test positive in the United States. Veterinarians are discouraged from widespread COVID-19 testing of pets.

Dear Class of 2020 Veterinarians

As students graduate from veterinary colleges and programs in the midst of uncertainty and maybe a little fear, we share the advice of the NAVC's Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Dana Varble.

Chief Veterinary Officer Dana Varble stands with the veterinary community as graduates begin to enter the profession in the midst of a pandemic.