NYS Ag and Markets Interim Guidance for Veterinarians on Resumption of Elective Procedures

NYS Ag and Markets has issued a guidance document for veterinarians in resuming elective, non-urgent procedures in NYS.  While emergency services and spay/neuter of companion animals were deemed essential during the initial PAUSE, practices are now released to perform other elective procedures as long as they are following guidelines to protect the public and clinic Read More…

FAQ: It’s Kitten Season! What should people do when they find kittens? See our favorite new resource.

  Feline advocate Hannah Shaw, better to known by many as the Kitten Lady of YouTube fame, has published a four episode “Kitten Care” webinar series sponsored by Royal Canin. The first three are entertaining and educational as usual: Caring for Itty Bitty Bottle Babies, Beyond the Bottle: Caring for Growing Kittens, and Keeping Kittens Read More…

Updates to Shelter Protocol for Handling Pets from COVID-19 Positive Homes

New information about COVID-19 continues to be released daily.  Faculty of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program have continued to update protocols and information sheets for shelters based on new information. Download below for the most recent updates to the general shelter protocol for handling animals from COVID-19 positive homes. Remote consultations on this and other Read More…

It’s Not Just Toilet Paper We’re Running Out Of: Tips on easing your cleaning supply scarcity during Covid-19.  

by Vicki Weber LVT (Shelter Medicine LVT, Cornell University) Transmission of SARS-CoV2 occurs through respiratory droplets and fomites, such as doorknobs and other frequently touched surfaces.  Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable from hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials such as hard plastics and metal.  Cleaning of visibly Read More…