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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] On Thursday, March 19, 2020, PVMA held a Virtual Town Hall to answer important questions that were submitted by your veterinary colleagues. Our panelists included Dr. Kevin Brightbill, Dr. Tina Dougherty, Dr. Kate Harnish, Dr. Bryan Langlois, Dr. Lloyd Reitz, and Dr. David Wolfgang. We have compiled those questions and answers below. If there have been any changes to the topic since the Town Hall, that question has been answered with the most up-to-date information we can provide.   LIFE-SUSTAINING BUSINESSES, ESSSENTIAL VS. NON-ESSENTIAL PROCEDURES,...

On March 22, 2020, Governor Wolf granted the Department of State’s request to suspend restrictions on distance-learning for continuing-education requirements for certain licensed professionals. Many licensing boards of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs have ongoing continuing education requirements. Although only a few boards are currently in renewal, many “in-person” continuing education programs are canceling courses or closing education centers and it is unknown how long they may be impacted. The Boards listed below have restrictions on the number or percentage of continuing-education hours that can be done through distance education....

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognizes the critical role production agriculture, agribusinesses, food processors and manufacturers, retailers, and the entire distribution and support network from farm to table play in assuring a safe, reliable food supply. The PA Department of Agriculture has developed a guide with links to articles with recommendations for farms to limit exposure and risk related to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). REad More ...

While this virus seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person. At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it is always a good idea to wash your hands and use appropriate hygiene before and after interacting with animals. Given community transmission of COVID-19 in the U.S., it is possible that many people, including clients and/or staff may become ill. Read More ...

Gain practical advice on managing your clinics through this public health emergency. Many PVMA members are calling us for practical advice on managing their clinics through this public health emergency, especially in areas such as Montgomery County, where the Governor has recommended the closing of all non-essential businesses. While each situation is unique, here are some suggestions to ensure that your staff and clients stay as safe as possible.   Cancel all non-essential services for a minimum of two weeks. This is especially advisable in areas such as Montgomery County that have seen...

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