COVID-19 Resources for Veterinarians & Hospitals

IndeVets is collecting clinical, operational and financial resources for veterinarians and veterinary hospitals regarding the COVID-19 epidemic. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

IndeVets' COVID-19 Survey

Starting in spring 2020, IndeVets collected responses regarding the impact of COVID-19 on hospital operations, revenues and clinical protocols from more than 330 animal hospitals around the country, with an emphasis on the East Coast.

One year later, they conducted a follow-up survey, to determine how the industry has changed as a result.

Results from surveys:
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Our Protocols for IndeVets working at Partner Animal Hospitals

Chief Medical Officer Marisa Brunetti, VMD developed recommended protocols for IndeVets’ doctors working at partner hospitals.

Despite an Associate IndeVet’s vaccination status and the state in which he or she lives, he or she is still required to follow the company’s COVID-19 safety protocols when practicing in our Partner Hospitals. Our protocols are based on AVMA’s guidelines.

At a glance our updated protocols include:
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    Don't go to work if ill.
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    Wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times unless eating or drinking.
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    Socially distance as much as possible when not working directly with a staff member or a patient.
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    Practice appropriate hand washing and PPE use as recommended by the CDC.
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    Share any potential COVID-19 exposure with your direct supervisor.
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    Fully transparent communication protocols to partner hospitals.
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Our Protocols for Partner Animal Hospitals

As more adults become COVID-19 vaccinated, many states have begun to ease or remove some or all COVID-19 restrictions. IndeVets respects CDC guidelines and supports and abides by state and local government regulations.

Our minimum COVID-19 policies support our Partner Hospitals moving from curbside to responsible indoor hospital operations. We look forward to a continual return to normalcy!

CDC Guidelines for Veterinary Hospitals

The CDC released interim guidance for veterinarians and their staff who may be treating or advising on companion animal medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a summary of their guidance.

Positive COVID-19 Tiger Summary & Talking Points

Positive Covid-19 tiger summary report

The USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed SARS-CoV-2 in one tiger in a zoo in New York. This is the first instance of a tiger being infected with COVID-19.

Independent Vets’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marisa Brunetti, reviewed available information on the situation as of April 7, 2020 and developed the following recommendations for our veterinarians. The recommendations are based on information from the USDA APHIS, VIN and AVMA.

CARES Act Webinar & Forms from Calico Financial

Calico Financial held a webinar on March 31, 2020 to explain key provisions of the CARES Act, and particularly the Paycheck Protection Provision. The presentation and supporting documents are focused on veterinary hospital owners and managers.


Regional Invoice & Revenue Data from VetSuccess

VetSuccess has made anonymous data from its veterinary practice management software available in its Veterinary Industry Impact Tracker. This information allows you to view the impact of COVID-19 on revenue and invoices for hospitals in different regions and states across the United States.

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Patterson Veterinary University COVID-19 Related Blog Posts

Patterson Veterinary University has written a series of blog posts to support veterinary professionals dealing with COVID-19.

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