Weekly news wrap-up: More COVID-19 news, plus why you should consider mobile payment options
Want to be in the know? Check out the veterinary news highlights from this week.
The past few weeks have presented new challenges to veterinary practices all over the world. Many have switched over to curbside care, others are using telemedicine and limiting wellness visits. To help you adjust to these trying times, we will continue to keep you informed as best we can. Here's the latest on the novel coronavirus and other veterinary news.
Our latest COVID-19 coverage:
- Veterinary accounting consultant Dr. Marsha L. Heinke provides guidance on money management, employee communication and updated laws to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
- A symptomatic cat in Belgium tests positive for the novel coronavirus, but experts reiterate that there is no proof that animals can transmit the disease.
- Dr. Aaron Smiley, chief of staff at two Indiana veterinary hospitals, shares some advice on how to use telemedicine during COVID-19.
- Certified leadership and wellness coach Kristina Guldbrand offers some tips to help you keep your veterinary team connected during these challenging times.
- Danny Sack, a DVM candidate at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, shares how he feels about his interrupted graduation plans.
- California house-call veterinarian Dr. Patrick Mahaney discusses some of the changes he’s implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In other news:
- A new study reveals that small businesses that allow clients to pay for services using a variety of methods earn 29% more revenue than those that offer fewer payment options.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is temporarily easing telemedicine requirements for veterinarians.