COVID-19 coronavirus
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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 delivering services 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 federal agencies, such as 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.

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View the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on veterinary professionals. Move the slider across the map to see the density of COVID-19 cases (red) and veterinary practices (blue) in your area.