Une traduction française de notre document récent, La médecine vétérinaire en période de restriction des services électifs et de distanciation sociale, est maintenant disponible. Traduit par Dre Nathalie Therrien, MV (merci beaucoup!).

For the English version, please see our previous post on veterinary medicine, essential services and social distancing.

I’ve written a lot about COVID-19 issues in veterinary medicine, but most of that material has focused on brick-and-mortar practices. There are lots of mobile veterinarians out there too, and they have different challenges with COVID-19.  Small animal mobile veterinarians are at increased risk of exposure because they go into households where they can’t use

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

During my (limited) ventures outside of home or the College, it’s getting more common to see people walking around wearing nose-and-mouth masks.

My first thought is “Where are you getting those? They’re short in supply.

My next thought is “Stop wasting masks! You don’t need them.

My last one is “

It’s still an evolving area with many unknowns, so definitive statements about COVID-19 and animals are often lacking.  We realize we might change some recommendations as we continue to regularly re-assess the evidence. Nonetheless, here’s the most recent information for the public on COVID-19 and animals from the Government of Canada (specifically the Canadian Food