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AVMA Surveys Impact of COVID-19 on Veterinary Practices

08/27/2021 By
Merck Veterinary Manual

The impact of COVID-19 on the veterinary profession has been sudden and far-reaching. Across the country, veterinary practices have made tremendous changes to ensure patients continue to receive essential, safe veterinary care. The AVMA conducted two large surveys of practice owners to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on veterinary practices.

Read more about the AVMA survey of the impact of COVID-19 on veterinary practices at

More information on veterinary family practice is available in the MSD Veterinary Manual.


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