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  • Free tools to help with curbside A couple of our NYSVMS commercial partners have come forward with some free tools to help members streamline curbside working. There are many more companies offering similar products, but these two will give ...

  • In our recent survey, over half of respondents listed "Clients complaining about curbside" as one of their top challenges. We put together a downloadable pdf to help you defuse their complaints. Staff burnout and "too much demand" were ...

  • Updated: Sep 22, 2020 Earlier this year the Department of Agriculture and Markets has issued " Interim Guid ance to Veterinarians Resuming Elective , N on - U rgent Veterinary Procedures and/or E xaminations" ...

  • Update 6/10/2020: In March Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.6, requiring that all businesses in the state reduce their in-person workforce at any work location by 100 percent. Any "essential business," is exempt from this requirement. ...

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  • Thanks to the Public Health Program at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine we have some infographics you can post on appropriate use of gloves and masks and hand hygiene. These were requested during the lecture provided by Cornell last month. ------------------------------ ...

  • Last night, the Senate advanced the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (HR 7010) through unanimous consent. The bill provides borrowers more time to use forgivable loans through the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Paycheck Protection ...

  • 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 ...