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What veterinarians need to know

Health officials across the U.S. and all over the world are working hard to combat COVID-19. The AVMA is committed to providing factual, up-to-date information and resources to support the veterinary community in performing essential work during the pandemic. This work includes providing care for pets; horses; livestock (including safeguarding the nation's food supply); laboratory animals; and aquatic, exotic, and wild animals – all work that is essential and helps protect both animal and human health.

In updating this material, the AVMA is in regular contact with the CDC, FDA, and USDA; other state, national, and international veterinary and public health expert groups; intergovernmental organizations such as the WHO and OIE; lawmakers, and others.

Here’s some of the information you’ll find to help the veterinary community and animal owners meet the challenges posed by COVID-19.


About COVID-19

Understand what’s known about COVID-19 in both people and animals:


Practice resources

Find practical resources to protect your veterinary team while continuing to provide needed patient care including:


Legislation and relief programs

Learn about government measures passed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including:


Business and economics

Get practical information and resources to manage the business impacts of the pandemic:


Wellbeing

Find tips and information to support personal wellbeing in this time of uncertainty and grief: