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COVID-19 Resources

The MVMA is working hard to keep members up to date on


the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Latest Information



Telemedicine: Once a novelty, now a necessity

An important update from Serlin Haley 5.12.20

MA Announcement of 4 Phase Re-Entry


Reopening MA: Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces
Read guidelines and download templates to ensure compliance



COVID-19 Veterinary Conversations: Navigating the Pandemic

 Together  Webinar Series 


The MVMA and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University are partnering to offer a bi-weekly webinar series to help provide relevant and current advice on best responses to address the challenges created by the pandemic.


Join us on June 3rd at noon when Cummings School virologist Professor Jonathan Runstadler, DVM, Ph.D., discusses his cutting-edge research to determine whether COVID-19 may be infecting our pets. Dr. Runnstadler will share early data from his research study and will engage in community Q&A. Please pre-register to attend


**The MVMA and Tufts are working on planning additional webinars to help answer your COVID-19 pandemic-related questions. Please email us with topics of interest so we can work to customize the webinar series to meet emerging practice needs.


Please submit your questions or comments to:


In case you missed it...



Implementing Telehealth During the COVID-19 Crisis.” Dr. Deborah Linder, Chair of Cummings Veterinary Medical Center Telehealth Taskforce



Veterinary Practice Safety Measures during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Led by Dr. Cheryl Blaze, hospital director of Tufts' Foster Hospital for Small Animals.



JAVMA News 5.1.20

Some states temporarily modify CE requirements as social distancing continues

The AAVSB is keeping a running list below of states/provinces that have modified their CE requirements, telehealth rules, or made any other special action or announcements in response to COVID-19

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers

What Do You Need to Know About COVID-19?

Animal Health SmartBrief

Tufts University studying Coronavirus in pets, livestock

WBZ New England Weekend

Dr. Monica Mansfield answers what coronavirus means for you and your pets.

Board of Registration of Veterinary Medicine

Policy Guidelines:  Telemedicine COVID19 State of Emergency

Board of Registration of Veterinary Medicine

COVID-19 Veterinary Essential Services

Managing your veterinary practice through the coronavirus crisis

View the recorded webinar HERE

Topics Covered

  • Insurance coverages that may apply and how you need to approach the claims process  
  • Pay Continuation, Leave and Employee Benefits issues for U.S. employers  
  • The CARES Act
  • Practical tips and considerations regarding employer legal compliance, including FMLA, ADA, FLSA, OSHA and Title VII

ASPCA Statement Concerning Spay and Neuter of Shelter Animals During the COVID-19 Crisis




How you can help

Click HERE to donate goods for use in Massachusetts' response to the COVID-19 public health emergency


Attention vet hospitals with life support ventilators and other supplies! Dr. Beth Davidow, president-elect of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care has created a centralized database. If you have a life support ventilator in your hospital that you would be willing to share with a human facility, please have ONE person from your hospital fill out this FORM



AVMA Resources


AVMA: Practicing Veterinary Medicine During COVID-19
AVMA COVID-19 State Orders

New COVID-19 Resources


Confirmation of COVID-19 in Two Pet Cats in New York 

What veterinarians need to know

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

Highlights of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

Section by section analysis of the CARES Act most relevant to veterinary practices

FAQs for veterinary small businesses

News on VCPR and COVID-19 (3.24.20)

Veterinary practices are essential businesses

Designation veterinary practices as essential - open letter to government agencies

Update 3.16.20

What veterinarians need to know WEBINAR

AVMA President urges caution with veterinary telemedicine

Preparation Resources

Defense plan against COVID-19

Pandemic Readiness Toolkit

Veterinary Employment Issues question and answer guide

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Resources for businesses

Veterinary Medical Association Executives

COVID-19 Resources

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Helps Facilitate Veterinary Telemedicine During Pandemic

Department of Public Health

Testing of persons with suspect COVID-19

Department of Labor

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster for employers to post in the workplace

 FAQs about the poster Resources

Essential Services FAQs

Gov. Baker files legislation to address challenges faced by municipalities, school districts.

COVID-19 Resources and guidance for businesses

Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

American Animal Hospital Association

A message from the CEO

MSPCA Angell

Protocol for handling animals from an environment with a known or suspected COVID-19 positive individual

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

The dean of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine discusses how the veterinary profession can help during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the full article click HERE

Board of Registration in Pharmacy


Additional Resources


Mass Dept. of Public Health

World Health Organization


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 

CDC Workplace Responses

MADPH status reports

Current US Distribution

Current World Distribution


Business Continuity Plan from

Click HERE for more information

Links to the latest news on COVID-19 from BC in the Cloud

Here you will find their team of certified Business Continuity and Emergency Managers pulling and posting the best resources.

Click HERE for more information 

Information from the CDC

Clinical Outreach and Communication Activity

During COCA Calls/Webinars, subject matter experts present key emergency preparedness and response topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with participants. Each COCA Call/Webinar will offer the most up to date information and guidance for clinicians.

Click HERE for more information 

Corona Virus Resource Hub from Everbridge

Staying ahead of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be challenging for governments, businesses and healthcare systems across the globe. Everbridge is working with thousands of organizations to help them protect their people and their operations.

Click HERE for more information

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