COVID-19: AVMA resources

Updated on May 26, 2020

COVID-19 webpage

Animal services and temporary sheltering


Caring for patients and interacting with clients during COVID-19

Considerations for equine veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Considerations for food animal veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Considerations for mobile and house call veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus in domestic species (PDF)

Coronavirus: Detailed taxonomy (PDF)

COVID-19 and federal student loans

COVID-19 and the international experience

COVID-19 business strategy and economic impact

COVID-19: Communication creates business success

COVID-19: Contract obligations, vendor payment, and renegotiation

COVID-19: Economic impacts on the veterinary profession

COVID-19 in humans

COVID-19 impact on veterinary practices

COVID-19 impacts on food production medicine

COVID-19: Legislation and regulations

COVID-19 origin and spread

COVID-19 small business loans

COVID-19 social media tools

COVID-19 state orders

COVID-19 unemployment insurance

COVID-19 and wellbeing

Cybercrime in the age of COVID-19 (PDF)

Drug and medical supply chain impacts

Essential employee authorization letter (PDF)

FAQs for pet owners

FAQs for veterinary professionals

Federal agency announcements

Guidance for managing veterinary employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure or disease

Guidelines for use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic when demand exceeds supply

H.R. 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Handout: Pets with SARS-COV-2 (PDF)

Handout: Planning ahead for animal care (PDF)

Handout: Testing your pet (PDF)

Hiring during a pandemic

In-depth summary of reports of naturally acquired SARS-CoV-2 infections in domestic animals and farmed or captive wildlife

Infection prevention and control

Interactive maps: COVID-19 and the veterinary profession

Interim recommendations for intake of companion animals from households where humans with COVID-19 are present

Keeping veterinary teams healthy

Maintaining cash flow during COVID-19

Minimizing COVID-19 exposure flowchart (PDF)

Paid leave requirements

Paid leave exemptions for small businesses

Practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19

Protecting your veterinary team during the COVID-19 pandemic

SARS-CoV-2 in animals

State-by-state business resources (PDF)

Tax provisions for veterinary small businesses

Testing animals for SARS-CoV-2

Triage: Determining when cases are urgent or non-urgent

Using telemedicine to help care for veterinary patients

Veterinary connected care companies / Telehealth providers (PDF)

Veterinary practices are “essential businesses”