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  • Hi Dr. Underwood, Just a little more background on this, that might help address your concern. Before the news was released by the USDA/NVSL after some rigorous testing. I first heard about it from the NY State Veterinarian who was closely involved in ...

  • I would like to see the workup on these animals before concluding that COVID-19 is the cause of symptoms and illness. Simply a positive test does not mean cause of disease, especially if all other potential (and more common, perhaps) causes have not ...

  • New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has issued some specific guidelines for veterinary practices offering electives. These are a little more specific than the "Non-Food Agriculture" guidelines that you are also need to follow and affirm. ...

  • Confirmation of COVID-19 in Pet Dog in New York Washington, D.C. June 2, 2020 – The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) today announced the first confirmed case of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus ...

  • Update for House of Delegates: COVID-19: Final Results of NVSL Testing for NC Pug As you may recall, on April 28, multiple media outlets reported that a pet Pug in North Carolina had positive results of a quantitative PCR (aPCR) test for SARS-CoV-2. ...

  • If so, what should my plan include? Can I receive a template or checklist from NYS? Answer: Yes. All businesses, including essential businesses, must develop a COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan. Plan information may be found HERE . Your COVID-19 Health ...

  • Member Question: We have put a lot of restrictions in place in terms of staff and we were considering using phase 1 as a signal that we may be able to modify, while not eliminate, these restrictions. However, it is hard to know how to best do this. ...

  • Many groomers have been told by Empire State Development that they can provide grooming where it is "medically necessary". They have been asking veterinarians for letters to say that grooming is medically required for specific animals. We asked the State ...

  • The FDA has announced that it is suspending its VCPR requirements during the Covid19 crisis. This has little impact on practice in NY State where the VCPR is not in statute but in the veterinary guidelines . Note that law, rules and regulations, not ...

  • All veterinary services are now exempt from restrictions The latest update to the definition of "essential businesses " made on May 25th defines "veterinary and livestock medical services" as an essential business and exempt from executive order ...

  • Interactive vs Self-study Many people think that online CEs cannot be used for 100% of the NYSED CE requirement for license renewal. However this is not the case in NY State NY State does distinguish between two types of CE, however the distinction ...

  • Dr. Scott Weese has provided an comprehensive guide to hospital operations while reopening during the Covid19 crisis, attached here. NYSVMS recently ran a webinar in partnership with Cornell University on reopening AVMA has a comprehensive website ...