Shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) are a problem in many places right now because of massive demand (as well as hoarding and black market diversion) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Veterinary clinics facing shortages need to think about ways to extend the life of existing supplies, including conservation, extended use or reuse of items when feasible, and other alternative approaches for sparing PPE. We’ve put together a document, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortages in Veterinary Medicine, that addresses this issues and highlights ways veterinary clinics can maximize the use of PPE to protect themselves, patients and  help human healthcare by conserving PPE supplies.  (Also see yesterday’s post about how people in the community can also help conserve PPE by not using masks unnecessarily.)