We’re nowhere near the end of this pandemic, and one concern we have is opening things up too quickly and losing the benefits of all the sacrifices that have been made to “flatten the curve.” As restrictions get lifted, we’re not going straight from “now” to “normal.”  We’ll have to continue with good physical distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of strain on a lot of people, and those in the veterinary profession are no exception.  Thank you, Captain Obvious.  Self-care and mental health support at times like these are critical, but can be hard to come by for many still working on the front lines in clinics,

In Ontario, veterinary medicine is considered essential, but is currently restricted to “urgent” care only. What constitutes “urgent” is a grey zone. We’ve avoided trying to create a comprehensive list of “what veterinarians should and shouldn’t do” because there are so many factors and nuances to consider in every individual case.  Instead, we’ve focused

The approach to veterinary care during the COVID-19 pandemic is variable. Veterinary medicine has been declared an essential service in many areas, but all aspects of veterinary medicine aren’t lumped in with that. That’s causing confusion. In Ontario, the essential services guidance from the provincial government was revised to indicate only “urgent” care should now

I took a break from COVID-19 to play around with some animation (of… well, COVID-19 stuff.  It was still a nice diversion though).

Anyway, here’s a quick animation for pet owners about social distancing practices in veterinary clinics. It was my first crack at animation, but if anyone wants to use it, you should be

Updated April 6: Revised guidance document

Ontario announced a shutdown of non-essential services yesterday.  Wisely, veterinary medicine was classified as essential. However, it’s not business as usual. Rather, it’s “best as we can” given other restrictions and social distancing that are absolutely necessary to curb the spread of COVID-19. There’s no clear way to

After my last very long post, here’s a quicky. Like most professions, veterinary medicine is being impacted by COVID-19 and the urgent need for social distancing. Many aspects of veterinary medicine are essential to public health, food safety and animal welfare, but we also can’t forget the importance of the human-animal bond, especially in