Weekly news wrap-up: The latest on COVID-19, plus a possible vaccine against feline enteric coronavirus
Want to be in the know? Check out the veterinary news highlights from this week.
It's been a crazy week for anyone working in a veterinary practice. Odds are that your entire appointment protocols have changed in order to protect your team and your clients from COVID-19. Here's the latest on the novel coronavirus and other veterinary news.
Our latest COVID-19 coverage:
- Idexx Laboratories says it has tested thousands of dogs and cats, and they all came up negative for the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19.
- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has been keeping its members up to date on its work to help keep veterinary practices open, providing tips on how to best care for patients while maintaining a low personal risk, and how to conserve personal protective equipment.
- dvm360’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Adam Christman offers some tips to help your veterinary practice during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Certified leadership and wellness coach Kristina Guldbrand, CVT, BS, CSP, shares three techniques you need to implement right now to help improve your wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In other news:
- In hopes of thwarting feline infectious peritonitis, Colorado State University researchers are developing an oral vaccine that targets feline enteric coronavirus.
- New legislation, if passed, would allow borrowers to pause interest accumulation and loan repayment while pursuing additional veterinary training and education.
- In the latest episode of “The Dilemma Live,” Dr. Marc Rosenberg and Bash Halow, CVT, CVPM, discuss how they would address a team member who inadvertently gave a boarding dog regular kibble instead of the kosher food provided by the owners.