FDA Partially Suspends VCPR Enforcement for Veterinary Telemedicine During Coronavirus Pandemic
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps to encourage veterinary telemedicine during the new coronavirus pandemic, announcing that it would temporarily suspend enforcement of some federal veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) requirements.
COVID-19 Webinar for Veterinary Professionals
A free, RACE-approved webinar will enable veterinary professionals to help pets stay in homes and out of the sheltering system. This webinar will also provide clarity regarding conflicting information around personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements to help veterinary professionals better anticipate the potential barriers and contingencies involved.
COVID-19 Business Closures: Veterinary Practices Are “Essential Services or Businesses”
The AAVSB is urging lawmakers to classify veterinary practices as essential businesses and endorsing telemedicine as an important way to protect the health of veterinary team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global Health Organizations: No COVID-19 Detected in Cats and Dogs
Thousands of dogs and cats tested for COVID-19 have shown no positive results to date, according to multiple global health organizations. Many in the veterinary community are monitoring the situation closely.
VetFolio to Offer Free Online Classes to Help Veterinarians Meet CE Deadlines During Coronavirus Outbreak
In light of many CE events and conferences getting indefinitely postponed, VetFolio has offered free CE to anyone looking to meet state requirement deadlines.
AVMA: Use Telemedicine to Help Care for Veterinary Patients
Using telemedicine can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, says the American Veterinary Medical Association. The AVMA has resources available for clinics and practices that want to implement this service.
Coronavirus Update: Emerging Strains and Veterinary Patients
An emerging coronavirus causing an outbreak of respiratory disease in humans has led to questions about the importance of this newly discovered virus, if any, to our veterinary patients.
COVID-19 Outbreak: Keeping the Pet Community Safe
Knowing that 32% of a practice’s patient population is now designated as high risk by the CDC for COVID-19, BabelBark is encouraging practices to seriously consider using technology to help engage those pet owners who may not be able to leave their homes for the pet’s care.
New Canine UTI Therapy Could Reduce Risk of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers are evaluating a new therapy to treat dogs with clinical urinary tract infections (UTI) by comparing a biotherapeutic treatment with conventional antimicrobial therapy.