COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 is a global concern, and Clinician's Brief is here to support the veterinary industry in this time of uncertainty.

We are updating this page continually as we work with experts to find answers to your most pressing questions, from best practices for cleaning and disinfecting to telemedicine and team testing.

For the latest updates on managing COVID-19 concerns in the veterinary practice, bookmark this page, and make sure you’re subscribed to the Clinician’s Brief Daily Newsletter.

A Message from Dr. Indu Mani & Dr. Amy Mohl

For most of us, 2 weeks ago feels like it was both 2 years ago and somehow just yesterday. Work and life (and our email inboxes) have changed almost relentlessly as we confront the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. 

To that end, we’ve refocused our priorities with a keen eye toward your needs, your questions, and the rapidly changing, mixed bag of challenges we’re all facing. We are working quickly with experts to find the answers you need to keep your doors open, keep your team safe, and keep delivering quality patient care... 


Owner Contact Guidelines

Keep your team safe with this step-by-step protocol from Dr. Scott Weese for receiving patients in veterinary clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Handout Translations Courtesy of the WSAVA

The Owner Contact Guidelines algorithm has been translated into 4 languages, courtesy of the WSAVA. Select your language below to access the translated handout.


How have your practice hours been impacted?

Last updated March 30, 2020, at 11:12 AM CT

Recent Updates

As you and your team navigate changes to work and life in the weeks ahead, see below for the most recent clinical and business resources from Clinician’s Brief. We’ll be updating this space regularly with authoritative clinical resources and Q&As with business and regulatory experts to help keep you up-to-date.

Last updated March 27, 2020

Helpful Resources

We’ve collected additional resources from industry experts that may be helpful to you, whether you’re looking for EPA-approved disinfectants or information about disaster assistance for small businesses. Clicking on these links will take you to the organization’s website.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated March 27, 2020, at 10:10 AM CT

Here are answers to some of the questions we’re hearing most.

How can I maintain social distancing and still run/work in a veterinary hospital?

There’s no standard approach to this, but the general idea is clear: reduce the number of direct and indirect human-human contact points as much as possible. Here’s a quick list of ways to improve social distancing in your clinic.

Are veterinary practices considered essential services in a “shelter-in-place” situation?

The short answer? It depends on your state, city, and often even your county. Learn more about how these mandates impact your practice

What is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and what does it mean for my practice?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This act contains multiple measures to help slow the spread of the virus and provide relief for the American workforce—including mandatory paid leave for employees that are impacted by COVID-19. Find out how leave is defined and get answers to other common questions here.

What are my options if I need to reduce payroll costs?

Layoffs, furlough, and reduced hours are potential options for reducing payroll costs. Choosing the best option for your practice can be difficult—get ideas for managing and communicating these types of changes here.

Have a question that hasn’t been answered?

Share your worries or concerns here. We can’t guarantee a response, but we are working with experts to find answers. Check this page frequently to see the most recent updates.

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