Sadly, today's circumstances cause us to change our plans and respond immediately to the escalating COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.First and foremost, the coronavirus pandemic is a tragedy affecting hundreds of thousands of people, and our hearts go out to all those suffering from the disease and its impact. We also understand that COVID-19 is affecting the mobility of hundreds of millions of people as more and more aspects of daily life are being restricted due to the virus. Below we address concerns that veterinarians, their support team, and pet parents may have at a time when clinic access may be limited or non-existent.
- CDC re human animal transmission: According to the CDC-“At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19.” (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/interim-guidance-managing-people-in-home-care-and-isolation-who-have-pets.html)
- AVMA: The AVMA has published some key information for veterinarians here: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19
- Accessibility challenges: If your patients are limited from accessing your veterinary clinic, we may be able to help with targeted therapy options which can be administered orally at home. Please request a veterinary consult through our veterinary contact us form.
- Help for financial challenges: If your clinic or your FidoCure® patients, existing or new, are having financial difficulty due to COVID-19 pandemic, please contact us to discuss options through our veterinarian contact us form or text 855-701-8047. At FidoCure®, the dog always comes first, and during this difficult period when so many are suffering, we want to reaffirm our commitment to you, your clients and your patients.
- Keeping you informed: The situation is evolving quickly and you need to find information at the appropriate depth and credibility level. To that end we have start a webinar series to address the academic and practical aspects of the COVID-19 crisis as they pertain to the veterinary world. If you would like to get our webinar invites please send us a note using our veterinarian contact us form.
The webinar format will include a segment with an expert on a specific aspect and a segment with 1-3 practicing veterinarians reporting from the field.
Our first webinar featured Dr. Bob Cook, a world renowned Wildlife and Zoo Veterinarian with expertise and experience with zoonotic diseases in the first segment. In the second segment veterinary oncologists Drs. Barbara Kitchell, Mona Rosenberg, Mary Kay Blake and Trina Hazzah joined us to discuss practical aspects. You can check it out here.
We hope that you, your staff, your clients (and their pets), and your community remain safe and healthy. We know that everyone is working hard to respond to the uncertainty of this situation.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely, as we are sure you will as well, and we will keep you updated as the situation changes.