COVID-19

The NBVMA recognizes that veterinary practices provide essential services to maintain the health and welfare of animals in the province of NB. The NBVMA is working to ensure that veterinary services remain available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Veterinary practices are taking steps to ensure that the health of their clients and their staff are protected and are asking for your patience, understanding and cooperation.

Veterinary practices may be limiting the number of clients that enter the practice, reducing their hours and the types of services they provide.  This may include providing certain consultations by electronic means (telemedicine) where appropriate.

Veterinary practices may be requesting that you take certain precautions when seeking care for your pet. If you have traveled outside of the Atlantic bubble in the last 14 days, have any flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), are waiting for the results of a Covid-19 test or have been in close contact with a person that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is waiting for their test results, please do not take your pet to a veterinary practice yourself. Call your veterinary practice and follow their directives.

Useful links on COVID-19 for both the public and veterinary practice owners and staff

Government of NB: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19.html

WorkSafe NB: https://www.worksafenb.ca/safety-topics/covid-19/covid-19-what-you-need-to-know/

Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health NB: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/cdc/content/respiratory_diseases/coronavirus.html

Public Health Agency of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association: https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/coronavirus-covid-19

Worms & Germs Blog: https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/

World Small Animal Veterinary Association: https://wsava.org/news/highlighted-news/the-new-coronavirus-and-companion-animals-advice-for-wsava-members/

World Organization for Animal Health: https://www.oie.int/en/scientific-expertise/specific-information-and-recommendations/questions-and-answers-on-2019novel-coronavirus/

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html