NEW COVID-19 Flyer for Members

We are listening to you!

In a recent Membership Survey, we asked how the MDVMA can best assist you in managing the negative impacts caused by COVID-19. Several responded that support of the profession by educating the public about the difficulties you are experiencing and explaining why curbside service is appropriate would be helpful.

Download the flyer to share with your clients!

Other Resources

The MDVMA is monitoring the rapidly changing status of COVID-19.  We will continue to update the MDVMA Blog and Facebook page as we receive new information.

At this time, the AVMA is the most comprehensive resource for veterinarians. Please visit their website often as they frequently update information on:

  • COVID-19 origin and spread
  • COVIS-19 in human
  • SARS-CoV-2 and domestic animals, including pets
  • Keeping veterinary teams healthy
  • Use telemedicine to help care for veterinary patients
  • Potential supply chain impacts
  • FAQs for veterinarians and veterinary clinics
  • FAQs for pet owners

Members should check the Maryland Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners website for past and future announcements.

Below are resources and suggestions to ensure that your staff and clients stay as safe as possible.

  • Seriously consider limiting patient care to acutely ill animals and emergencies.
  • Limit contact with clients.
    • Have clients call upon arrival then hospital staff can meet clients in the parking lot and bring animals in for care. (see how VMCVM and NC State Veterinary Hospital are doing this)
    • Have clients wait in their cars until they can be directly taken into an exam room if car-side drop-off and pick up is not possible.
    • Staff can collect fecal samples and bring food and medications to clients in their cars.
    • Take payment over the phone.
    • Implement telemedicine services for those with a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship.
    • Limit staff interactions with clients by assigning tasks like taking inventory, updating websites, creating client handouts, writing blogs, etc.
  • Work to reschedule elective procedures, such as annual examinations, vaccinations, spays/neuters, and routine dentals.
  • Be strategic in the use of personal protective equipment, including masks, gowns, and gloves.

Use the following websites for information specific to Maryland:

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