Key research articles related to SARS-CoV-2 in non-human animals
Read an in-depth summary of key research articles related to SARS-CoV-2 in non-human animals.
COVID-19 impact on veterinary practices
Veterinary practices have pivoted quickly under COVID-19 to ensure patients continue receiving essential veterinary care while enacting new safety…
Summary of naturally acquired SARS-CoV-2 infections in domestic animals and farmed, captive, or free-ranging wildlife species
Read an in-depth summary of reports of naturally acquired SARS-CoV-2 infections in domestic animals and farmed or captive wildlife.
Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
Practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19
Learn about practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19, including employer obligations and liability.
Testing animals for SARS-CoV-2
The AVMA does not recommend routine testing of animals for COVID-19. Because the situation is ever-evolving, public and animal health officials may…
Guidance for managing veterinary employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure or disease
See AVMA’s guidance for managing employees who have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19—whether confirmed or suspected.
Triage: Determining when cases are urgent or non-urgent
These questions can help you determine whether an appointment can be postponed or if an in-person examination or treatment is necessary during the…
Interactive maps: COVID-19 and the veterinary profession
The following maps present different lenses to view the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on veterinary medicine and veterinary professionals. They’re…
COVID-19 stimulus package: What it means for veterinary professionals
Two recently enacted packages of legislation include many provisions that may be helpful to veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The AVMA has…
COVID-19 legislation and relief programs
Find information about the laws, relief programs, and regulations enacted to assist veterinary small business owners, veterinarians, and veterinary…
COVID-19 small business loans
Learn about new loan programs provided through the Small Business Administration (SBA) for small businesses coping with the financial impacts of…
COVID-19 and the international experience
The AVMA has been in contact with international colleagues to share resources and gather information regarding how the veterinary profession is faring…
Considerations for equine veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic
It’s critical for equine veterinarians to actively incorporate preventive measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Considerations for food animal veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic
It’s critical to actively incorporate preventive measures into facility visits to decrease the risk of infection for veterinarians, staff members, and…
COVID-19: Protecting your veterinary team during the pandemic
Veterinary employers and teams need protocols to protect the health and safety of team members and clients. This resource will help you develop and…
COVID-19 and wellbeing
Get tips and tools to protect your wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: AVMA resources
View all AVMA COVID-19 resources.
COVID-19: Other resources
Find more information about COVID-19 and its impacts from these external resources.
COVID-19 origin and spread
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first detected in China and has now spread to more than 100 locations internationally, including throughout…
COVID-19 in humans
Learn about COVID-19 symptoms and how to prevent the spread of the disease in people.
COVID-19: Keeping veterinary teams healthy
FInd guidance and best practices to keep veterinary team members healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Animal services and temporary sheltering
When shelters receive animals from the home of a person with COVID-19, animal handling should address human health, animal health, and animal welfare…
Caring for patients and interacting with clients during COVID-19
Find resources to help you care for veterinary patients and safely interact with clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Using telemedicine to help care for veterinary patients during COVID-19
With intensifying concern around COVID-19, using telemedicine has become an important way to protect and monitor the health of veterinary patients and…