Covid 19 Update
Covid 19 Update
At this time, Covid 19 does not affect pets. This is the most up to date information concerning Covid-19 and pet information from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Here is the information concerning Coronavirus and Emergi-Pet policies.
This is the update from the Alabama Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
They are allowing veterinarians to utilize telemedicine with EXISTING CLIENTS only.
The Board recognizes that during this state of emergency telehealth technologies, in lieu of hands-on medical care, may be useful in some situations where a VCPR has already been established. The Veterinarian must employ sound professional judgment to determine whether using Telehealth is suitable each time veterinary services are provided and only furnish medical advice or treatment via Telemedicine when it is medically appropriate.
The Veterinarian must conduct all appropriate evaluations and history of the patient consistent with traditional standards of care for the particular patient presented.
Evidence of the permission by the Client to use telehealth technologies must be maintained in the medical record. Medical records must contain sufficient information for continued veterinary medical care
For your safety and that of our staff, the ASBVME Board and executive leadership will continually assess the COVID-19 situation before determining when to reopen the agency to the public and resume normal daily activities.
The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, and we encourage our licensees to use their best judgment for unique circumstances that arise during these times of quarantine and resource conservation. We encourage our members to stay up to date on the latest news about the virus and necessary safety precautions by visiting trusted information sources some which are listed below.