On April 23, 2020, the CDC released guidelines for veterinary practices “to facilitate preparedness and to ensure practices are in place in a veterinary clinical setting to help people and animals stay safe and healthy” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary takeaways from the guidance include:
- Recommending ill staff members stay home, especially if they are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19
- Reschedule all elective surgeries, procedures and routine appointments
- Screen pets to determine if they’ve made contact with COVID-19 patients
In addition to these advisories, the CDC also recommends employing PPE optimization strategies, cleaning more frequently and keeping pet owners informed.
Click here to read the article and review the key points veterinary care providers should know.
One way to ensure continuous treatment of pets throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is to use a telemedicine solution. Paired with a cloud-based veterinary EMR, you’ll have access to patients records anytime, anywhere while treating pets remotely through secure video chat and text conversations. To learn more about utilizing a telemedicine solution in your clinic, click here.