COVID-19 Animals in Canada
CVMA-ACMV

Animals in Canada

Updated July 21, 2021

Information on COVID-19 and Animals in Canada can be found on the Government of Canada’s website (Latest CFIA information for consumers on food and animal health – COVID-19). Please consult this website frequently as information will be updated as it becomes available.

Risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people

There's currently limited information on animals and COVID-19, especially on whether animals can spread the virus. In most circumstances, people are infecting animals (human-to-animal transmission).

According to the World Organisation for Animal Health, there haven't been any reports of pets spreading COVID-19 to people. However, reports from the Netherlands and Denmark suggest that mink have infected some workers on mink farms. This is an area that continues to be studied. 

The Public Health Agency of Canada tracks and analyzes research and case reports from around the world on COVID-19 and animals.

The tables on this page summarizes our current knowledge about which animals:

  • can get infected with COVID-19 through natural exposure in the environment
  • may be able to infect humans

Some animals may get sick and show signs of illness, such as:

  • fever
  • fatigue
  • sneezing
  • coughing
  • loss of appetite
  • difficulty breathing
  • vomiting or diarrhea

These tables are based on official reports and peer-reviewed publications available as of April 20, 2021. Animal species not listed don't yet have any evidence available. For more information, see the OIE technical factsheet: Infection with SARS-CoV-2 in animals (PDF).


Pets and COVID-19

If you have no symptoms of COVID-19, it's healthy for you and your pet to:

  • go for walks
  • spend time together

There have been several reports of infected humans spreading the virus to their dog or cat. However, it's still not clear how often this happens or under what circumstances.

How to keep your pets safe

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or are quarantining or isolating, follow these recommendations:

  • avoid close contact with animals
    • do not:
      • let them lick you
      • snuggle or kiss them
      • share food with them
      • let them sit on your lap
      • let them sleep in your bed
  • practise good hygiene
    • wash your hands often, especially before and after touching animals, their food or their supplies
    • avoid coughing and sneezing on your animals
    • avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • have another member of your household care for your animals
    • if this isn't possible, it's recommended that you wear a non-medical mask to care for your pet while you isolate at home
  • keep your pet away from people and animals outside your household until you're no longer ill or isolating
    • keep your cat indoors at all times
    • keep your dog in a private fenced area or ensure they're on a leash when you take them outside to go to the bathroom

Caring for exposed animals

We don't believe pets play an important role in the spread of this disease. However, if you're caring for a pet that has been around someone with COVID-19, precautions should be taken for 14 days after the animal's last exposure to the human case:

If possible, keep the animal in their own home. This will minimize contact with any new people, animals or environments. 

If the owner lives alone and needs to be hospitalized, their animal may need to move temporarily to a clinic, shelter or new household. In these cases, confine the animal to one area to minimize contact with other people and animals.

Individuals at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness should avoid being temporary caregivers to exposed animals.  

If the animal shows signs of illness and you're concerned about their health, contact your veterinarian. 


Pets living in a long-term care home

It is highly recommended to have a written plan in place for any animals in the care of the LTCH itself, such as:

  • where in the facility the animal is allowed to go
  • who is responsible for regular care (e.g., feeding, elimination activities)
  • provision of veterinary care (both preventative and in case the animal becomes ill) for temporary removal from the facility if necessary

Additionally, if there is an outbreak of COVID-19 at the LTCH:

  • Inform residents, staff and designated caregivers about how to keep any pets in the facility safe.
  • Any animal caregivers should follow similar precautions with pets as they would for interacting with people in the facility, including appropriate personal protective equipment and hand hygiene.
  • Facility-owned pets should be confined to one area in the LTCH, so that they don't roam freely. Ensure that these animals do not have access to the rooms of residents with COVID-19 (or other infectious diseases). Resident-owned pets should remain with their owner if possible.
  • If a pet was exposed to someone with COVID-19 and needs to be temporarily removed from the LTCH, follow the recommendations for caring for an exposed animal. Precautions should be taken for 14 days after the animal's last exposure to the facility. A pet can be returned to the facility as long as the animal is healthy.
  • Generally, testing animals for SARS-CoV-2 (PDF), the virus that causes COVID-19, is not recommended.
  • If a pet develops any signs of illness or you have questions about their management, contact your veterinarian.

Pets visiting a long-term care home

A clear policy regarding animal visitation should be in place, consistent with protocols for healthcare facility visitation. The types of animal visits should be individually addressed (for example, personal pets versus animal assisted [pet therapy] programs). If people are allowed to visit a facility, pets belonging to the same individuals may be considered as well, depending on the facility's animal visitation program.

  • Ensure pets are healthy and have not been exposed to anyone who is required to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to their visit.
  • Practise good hygiene.
    • Ensure everyone uses hand sanitizer or washes their hands before and after interacting with the animal.
  • Avoid bringing any unnecessary items into the facility (for example, blankets or toys).

Animal visits should not be permitted if there is an ongoing outbreak at the facility.


Livestock and other farmed animals

There have been no reports of livestock (such as cows, pigs, goats or sheep) being infected with COVID-19. Early results of studies in laboratory settings suggest that pigs and cows may be very mildly prone to the virus but don't spread it to other animals. Chickens, turkeys and ducks are not susceptible to the virus. The susceptibility of other livestock is still unknown, but studies are underway.

As of December 2020, there have been many reports of farmed mink being infected and getting sick with COVID-19 in many countries, such as:

  • Canada
  • the U.S.
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Lithuania
  • the Netherlands

Mink are easily infected with COVID-19, and it can spread rapidly once introduced to a mink farm. The most likely source of the virus introduction to farmed mink is infected humans. That's why it's important to know how to protect farmed animals and reduce the risk of transmission.

How to protect your livestock and other farmed animals

Producers should have business continuity plans to deal with the COVID-19 situation and unexpected disruptions. Industry associations could be a helpful resource for farmers as they develop or revise their business continuity plans.

Follow normal biosecurity measures as always. Limit access of non-essential people to your premises, and exclude anyone who:

  • has travelled abroad in the last 14 days
  • is ill, especially with symptoms of COVID-19
  • has been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case in the last 14 days

Consult with your local public health authority about guidance for farming and agricultural settings. A control plan checklist (PDF) is available from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada to help farm businesses reduce the spread of COVID-19. This checklist can be adapted for many types of agricultural businesses.

If you're sick or isolating, have another person care for your animals. If this isn't possible, follow infection prevention and control measures.

  • Minimize your direct contact with animals. 
  • Put on clean clothes before going out to the barn.
  • Always wash your hands before and after touching animals, their food and supplies.
  • Practise good coughing and sneezing (respiratory) etiquette.
  • Wear a non-medical mask to care for your animals.
  • Wear a medical mask if you work on a mink farm (only wear a non-medical mask if medical masks aren't available).

We recommend these measures as a precaution to prevent transmission of diseases between humans and animals.

If you have questions or concerns, ask your veterinarian or a local public health professional.

For more information regarding on-farm disease prevention, consult the:


Tests for COVID-19 in animals

In general, testing animals for COVID-19 isn't recommended. The virus is mainly spread between people, not through animals.

If your animal develops illness following exposure to a COVID-19 case, or person with COVID-19 symptoms, call your veterinarian. They can:

  • assess the situation and determine if your animal needs to be seen
  • help determine if your animal has another more common disease or condition

Vaccine against COVID-19 for animals

There are no vaccines against COVID-19 available in Canada for animals. There's no evidence that vaccinating animals with vaccines for other coronaviruses will protect against COVID-19.


Importing animals 

All animals entering Canada must meet import requirements set out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The World Organisation for Animal Health doesn't recommend COVID-19-related trade restrictions for animals. 

There are no COVID-related restrictions on importing animals to Canada. It's recommended that individuals, rescue organizations and adoptive families postpone importing animals during the pandemic. Several factors may have a negative impact on the well-being of imported animals, including:

Before importing an animal, check the current outbreak situation at the animal's origin and destination. Find out if any travel restrictions are in place for people or animals.

Imported animals can carry diseases that we don't have in Canada. These diseases can spread to other animals or people. It's always a good idea to have a veterinarian examine a recently imported animal. They can advise you on ways to keep the animal, other animals and your family healthy.


Availability of animal health products

The Canadian Animal Health Institute provides updates on any shortages, disruptions or production delays for animal health products.


Information and guidance for veterinarians

A list of frequently asked questions for veterinarians (PDF) on COVID-19 and animals is available on the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association COVID-19 website.


COVID-19 and Animals Held in Zoos 

Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) have been impacted by COVID-19 in several ways. This notice from CAZA describes the organization and the current situation related to COVID-19. 


COVID-19 and Animals in Shelters and Shelter Medicine: Resource

Shelter medicine is a unique veterinary specialty and the impact of COVID-19 has resulted in several changes to fundamental programs that may have long lasting effects on animal welfare. As restrictions begin to ease, shelters will need resources and guidelines for a safe and consistent return to programing. To address this need, the Ontario Shelter Medicine Association (OSMA), Association Vétérinaire Québécoise de Médecine de Refuge (AVQMR), and Humane Canada have launched a COVID-19 resource for Canadian shelters. The organizations have indicated that the site will be updated regularly to ensure it stays relevant. Initiatives such as the new Shelter Outreach Program (Toronto Humane Society) will help in the safe re-introduction of animal care at shelters. 


Related Links

Documents

DateDocument
10-12-2021Update: COVID-19 in Animals Review Part 4: Mustelids (Mink and Ferrets)
10-05-2021CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series Week 16 - COVID-19: Vaccination Protocols and Practice Settings
10-01-2021Update: COVID-19 in Animals Review Part 3: Pigs
09-28-2021Update: COVID-19 in Animals Review Part 2: Dogs
09-15-2021COVID Review in Animals, Updated: Part 1, Cats
09-10-2021SARS-CoV-2 in Deer: USA
09-09-2021Impact of COVID-19 on the Delivery of Veterinary Services and Animal Disease Reporting
07-12-2021OIE and WVA Joint Statement - Countries Must Prioritise Veterinarian Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
07-06-2021Challenging COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation
06-21-2021CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series Week 15 - COVID-19: Clinic Operations, Vaccines, and Variants
06-17-2021Taking Care of a COVID-19 Patient’s Pet
06-17-2021OVMA: A Guide to Mitigating the Risk of Infection in Veterinary Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic (15-Jun-2021)
06-14-2021SARS-CoV-2 Infection of Dogs and Cats on Mink Farms
06-08-2021COVID-19 and Animal Visitation Programs
06-03-2021COVID-19 Vaccination for Animals: Necessary, Useful?
05-27-2021Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series Week 14 - Spring COVID-19 Update: Vaccination and Clinic Operations
05-17-2021CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series Week 14 - Spring COVID-19 Update: Vaccination and Clinic Operations
05-03-2021Six Reasons Why Not to Steal Your Pet’s Ivermectin to Prevent or Treat COVID
04-26-2021Frequency, Stressfulness and Type of Ethically Challenging Situations Encountered by Veterinary Team Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic
04-23-2021SARS-CoV-2 in Animals…Another Update
04-20-2021Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series - COVID-19 Update: Vaccination and Clinic Operations (Week 13)
04-15-2021A Guide to Mitigating the Risk of Infection in Veterinary Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Updated April 14, 2021
04-08-2021CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series Week 13 - COVID-19 Update: Vaccination and Clinic Operations
04-06-2021Critiquing Early COVID-19 Posts: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
04-01-2021UPDATED: COVID-19 and Animals FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR VETERINARIANS
03-26-2021COVID-19 and Animals: Frequently Asked Questions for Veterinarians – March 2021
03-23-2021The Easter Bunny and COVID-19 Risks
03-19-2021B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 Variant, Pets and Myocarditis
03-03-2021CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series Week 12 - COVID-19: Where are We Now and What Might the Next Few Months Bring?
02-22-2021COVID-19 Update for Shelters: COVID Variants, New Mask Guidelines, and Getting Through the Winter
02-22-2021Mini-Podcast Series on COVID-19 Precautions in Veterinary Clinics
02-20-2021How to Stay Healthy Around Pets – CDC
02-20-2021COVID-19 is a Wake-Up Call to How We Live Our Lives
02-19-2021COVID-19 and Overdue Dog/Cat Vaccines, Part 4: Lyme disease
02-18-2021COVID-19 and Overdue Dog/Cat Vaccines, Part 3: Leptospirosis
02-18-2021FAO/OIE/WHO Publication: SARS-CoV-2 in Animals Used for Fur Farming - GLEWS+ Risk Assessment
02-16-2021COVID and Overdue Dog/Cat Vaccines, Part 2: Rabies
02-16-2021New BSAVA Survey Results Inspire Lockdown Learnings Session at Virtual Congress
02-16-2021COVID-19 Vaccination Tool Kit for Health Care Providers
02-15-2021COVID and Overdue Dog/Cat Vaccines, Part 1: Core Vaccines
02-11-2021Routine Testing of Sick Pets Exposed to Owners With COVID-19: South Korea
02-11-2021Mink Vaccination Against SARS-CoV-2: Good or Bad?
02-05-2021Vet Survey 2020 Part 1 COVID-19 Global Pandemic Impact on the Veterinary Market
02-05-2021COVID-19 Impact on the Global Veterinary Market
01-25-2021SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Animals
01-25-2021Animals and COVID-19
01-25-2021COVID-19: Improving Indoor Ventilation
01-24-2021Susceptibility of Wildlife to SARS-CoV-2
01-14-2021COVID-19: Guidance on Indoor Ventilation during the Pandemic
01-12-2021COVID-19 in Gorillas, Toxoplasma in People
01-05-2021January 2021 Practice Guide to Mitigating the Risk of Infection During the COVID-19 Pandemic
12-30-2020New SARS-CoV-2 Variant: Animal Considerations
12-18-2020The Four Cs of Clinical Practice During COVID-19 and the Swiss Cheese Model of COVID-19 Transmission
12-17-2020Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series: Staying Safe in Your Practice (Week 11)
12-17-2020An Operational Tool of the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries
12-15-2020SARS-CoV-2 in “Wild” Mink
12-11-2020COVID-19 Vaccine Foundations for Health Care Providers - Online Open Access Webinar
12-09-2020Health Canada Authorizes First COVID-19 vaccine
12-07-2020PPT - Economic Update: Big Trends Shaping the Canadian & Global Economies
12-07-2020COVID-19 on a Mink Farm, Canada
12-02-2020Recorded Webinar - COVID-19 Briefing: The Second Wave - Perspectives from an Infectious Disease Expert
12-02-2020CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series Week 11: Staying Safe in Your Practice
11-30-2020COVID-19 in Animals Review Part 10: Non-Human Primates
11-30-2020WVA Virtual Seminar on COVID-19 - Report and Link to the Seminar Recording
11-25-2020Recorded Webinar: Economic Update: Big Trends Shaping the Canadian & Global Economies
11-24-2020COVID-19 Briefing: The Second Wave - Perspectives from an Infectious Disease Expert
11-23-2020SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance in Pets Study
11-22-2020COVID in Animals Review Part 8: Birds
11-18-2020COVID Puppy Survival Guide
11-18-2020OIE Statement on COVID-19 and Mink
11-18-2020Study Says Living With A Dog Increases COVID-19 Risk (But It Didn’t Find That)
11-13-2020Detection of New SARS-CoV-2 Variants Related to Mink
11-11-2020HAIRS risk assessment on SARS-CoV-2 in Mustelinae population
11-11-2020COVID in Animals Review Part 7: Cattle
11-10-2020Mutating COVID-19 in Mink – What’s the Story?
11-09-2020COVID-19 in Animals Review Part 6: Marine Mammals
11-06-2020Survey of Pet Owners Shows Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic on Veterinary Care
11-02-2020COVID-19 in Animals Review Part 5: Horses
11-02-2020Recorded Webinar - COVID Canine Adoptions: What to Expect and How to Help!
10-30-2020COVID in Animals Review Part 4: Mustelids (Mink and Ferrets)
10-29-2020From Risk to Resilience: An Equity Approach to COVID-19
10-27-2020COVID in Animals Review Part 3: Pigs
10-26-2020SARS-CoV-2 Infected Dog: Canada
10-26-2020SARS-CoV-2 Detected in a Dog in Ontario
10-22-2020COVID-19 HR Checklist - HRdownloads
10-19-2020COVID in Animals Review Part 2: Dogs
10-18-2020Recorded Webinar - CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series: Staying Safe in Your Practice (Week 10)
10-16-2020COVID in Animals Review Part 1: Cats
10-13-2020WVA Virtual Seminar on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Veterinary Profession – Ongoing Assessment (Oc. 29)
10-13-2020WHO: What We Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Development
10-05-2020Global COVID-19 Veterinary Survey
10-02-2020Rapid Qualitative Risk Assessment (RQRA): SARS Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Farmed Mink
09-28-2020‘No New Evidence of Transmission from a Dog, Cat, or Ferret to a New Human’ - WSAVA Webinar
09-26-2020SARS-CoV-2 in Cats: More Updates
09-26-2020A Great Curbside Experience: Dos and Don'ts to Guide your Approach
09-24-2020COVID Scent Detection Dogs
09-24-2020Advice for Essential Retailers during COVID-19 Pandemic
09-22-2020Survey of COVID-19 and Animal Workers
09-19-2020Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series: COVID-19 Update – Risks and Reopening (Week 9)
09-18-2020SARS-CoV-2 in Cats and Dogs: Canada
09-16-2020One Health ... Less Talk, More Action
09-15-2020Vaccine Globalism, Not Nationalism
09-15-2020CFIA Scientific Studies Confirm Domestic Poultry and Swine do not Pose a Public Health Risk of Transmitting COVID-19
09-15-2020Minimizing COVID-19 Exposure and Social Distancing in Veterinary Practice
09-04-2020Recorded Webinar: SARS-CoV-2 at the Animal-Human Interface
09-04-2020Recorded Webinar: VCPR Limits Vet Care During Pandemic
09-03-2020Jumping Back and Forth: Anthropozoonotic and Zoonotic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on Mink Farms
09-02-2020Guidelines for Working with Free-Ranging Wild Mammals in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic
08-31-2020COVID-19 and Pet Visitation Programs
08-24-2020COVID-19: A Guide to Reopening Veterinary Medicine in Ontario, Stage 3
08-19-2020Veterinary Clinic Access and COVID-19 Risks
08-19-2020Susceptibility of Swine Cells and Domestic Pigs to SARS-CoV-2
08-19-2020SARS-CoV-2 Infection And Longitudinal Fecal Screening In Malayan Tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni), Amur Tigers (Panthera tigris altaica), And African Lions (Panthera leo krugeri) At The Bronx Zoo, New York, USA
08-18-2020USDA Confirms SARS-CoV-2 in Mink in Utah
08-17-2020Foodborne COVID-19 Fear
08-12-2020CFIA Invitation to a COVID-19 International Symposium - Miniseries
08-06-2020Weekly COVID-19 Impact Tracker - Week 11
08-06-2020Risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 at the humananimal interface: what is known so far?
08-06-2020Recommendations for the Epidemiological Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission to Farmed and Companion Animals in Contact with COVID-19 Infected Humans
07-30-2020More on SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Animals
07-28-2020COVID-19 Detection Dogs
07-24-2020COVID-19 and Animals in Canada: Updated July 24, 2020
07-24-2020Exposure of humans or Animals to SARS-CoV-2 from Wild, Livestock, Companion and Aquatic Animals
07-16-2020Weekly COVID Impact Tracker - Week 10
07-16-2020AVMA Flowchart Provides Guidance for Social Distancing in Veterinary Practices
07-16-2020Exposure of Humans or Animals to SARS-CoV-2 from Wild, Livestock, Companion and Aquatic Animals
07-16-2020Ask an Expert: Confronting COVID-19 Myths
07-16-2020COVID-19 and Animals ... Odds and Ends
07-14-2020Results of the National COVID-19 Survey
07-07-2020SARS-CoV-2, Masks and Fomites
06-30-2020Weekly COVID Impact Tracker - Week Nine
06-26-2020Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series: Post COVID-19 Reopening & Recovery – the Business Realities of Running a Veterinary Hospital (Week 8)
06-26-2020RAPID QUALITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT: SARS Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Farmed Mink
06-26-2020Epidemiology & Clinical Management of COVID-19: Update 31
06-22-2020Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series: A Canadian Update, a Review of SARS-CoV-2 in Animals, Clinic Precautions, & an Industry Update (Week 7)
06-19-2020Next Round of COVID-19 Odds and Ends
06-18-2020Reopening Post COVID-19 FAQs
06-18-2020Canadian Veterinary Industry Visitation Guidelines
06-15-2020Weekly COVID Impact Tracker - Week Eight
06-09-2020Questions & Answers: Legal Perspectives & Practice Management During COVID-19 (CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series Week 5)
06-06-2020CVMA COVID-19 Survey Results
06-06-2020Veterinary COVID-19 Infection Control Q&A
06-05-2020Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series: A COVID-19 in Animals Update and Practical Advice for Clinics (Week 6)
06-05-2020COVID-19 Scent-Detection Dogs
06-04-2020COVID-19: New requirements for people entering Canada
06-04-2020COVID-19 Cat: Minnesota
06-04-2020Weekly COVID Impact Tracker - Week Seven
06-04-2020Risk mitigation tool for workplaces/businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic
06-03-2020More Dutch Mink with COVID-19
06-02-2020New Feline SARS-CoV-2 Experimental Infection Study
05-29-2020Recorded Webinar - A Physician’s Viewpoint on COVID-19: Lessons Learned on the Front Lines at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto
05-29-2020More COVID-19 Odds and Ends
05-29-2020Presentation Slides: A Physician’s Viewpoint on COVID-19: Lessons Learned on the Front Lines at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto
05-29-2020N95 Masks with Exhalation Valves, Part 2
05-28-2020Veterinary Clinic Staff Cohorting
05-28-2020Minister Ng Announces Hotline To Provide Small Businesses In Need With Financial Planning Advice Amid COVID-19
05-28-2020Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series Week 5: Legal Perspectives and Practice Management During COVID-19
05-28-2020Weekly COVID Impact Tracker - Week Six
05-27-2020Guidelines to Mitigate the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Livestock Production and Animal Health
05-27-20208 Domains of Well-Being ... COVID-19 Style! Week 8: Spiritual Well-Being
05-26-2020Dutch Mink Farm COVID-19 Update
05-25-2020Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series: Recovering from COVID – What this Means for Your Practice (Week Four)
05-25-20208 Domains of Well-Being ... COVID-19 Style! Week 7: Occupational Well-Being
05-25-2020Mental Health Services At Your Fingertips – A Timely Reminder
05-25-2020CVMA In Partnership With Scotiabank Is Here To Support You And Your Business
05-25-2020Weekly COVID Impact Tracker - Week Five
05-21-2020A Physician’s Viewpoint on COVID-19: Lessons Learned on the Front Lines at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto (May 28)
05-20-2020COVID-19 Is Affecting Our Lives in Almost Every Way, Including How We Care For Our Pets (video)
05-20-2020Suspected Mink-to-Human Transmission of SARS-CoV-2
05-19-2020Dogs, Cats, Mink: A Dutch Menagerie of SARS-CoV-2 Cases
05-15-2020COVID-19 in Animals … A Few Updates
05-14-2020COVID-19 Experimental Infection in Cats
05-14-2020Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series - SARS-CoV-2 in Animals, Recovery Planning, and Industry Relationships (Week Three)
05-14-2020Weekly COVID Impact Tracker - Week Four
05-13-2020Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series - An Update on COVID-19 in Animals & a Look Ahead at Social Distancing During Recovery (Week Two)
05-13-2020Rapid Qualitative Risk Assessment: SARS Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Companion Animals
05-13-20208 Domains of Well-Being ... COVID-19 Style! Week 6
05-12-2020WVAC2020: Closing Event - May 15, 2020 - COVID-19 LIVE Panel Session (Free Registration)
05-12-2020Occupational Exposure Risks with COVID-19
05-12-2020Infection and Infection Control During COVID-19 - Information for Canadian Animal Shelters (Dr. Scott Weese Webinar, May 15)
05-11-2020Update: Interim Guidance for Laboratories Testing Animals for SARS-CoV-2
05-11-2020The New Normal: Getting Back to Work During the Pandemic (HRdownlaods webinar - May 21)
05-11-2020Weekly COVID Impact Tracker - Week Three
05-11-2020WHO Academy’s New COVID-19 Mobile Learning App
05-11-2020The Impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA)
05-11-2020CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series: SARS-CoV-2 in Animals, Recovery Planning, and Industry Relationships (Week Three)
05-08-2020COVID-19 in a cat: Spain
05-08-2020AAFC - Workplace Guidance for Sector Employers and Employees
05-08-20208 Domains of Well-Being ... COVID-19 Style! Week 5
05-08-2020WVA - COVID-19 LIVE Panel Session
05-07-2020Council of Chief Veterinary Officers Position Statement: Testing of Animals for SARS-CoV-2
05-07-2020Interim Guidance for Laboratories Testing Animals for SARS-CoV-2
05-07-2020The CVMA Understands The Concerns You Have About Your Animals During This Challenging Time (video)
05-07-2020Scott Weese COVID-19 Webinar for Canadian Shelters May 15 - Pre-Webinar Survey
05-07-2020CAHI COVID-19 in Companion Animals Seminar - A CAHI Information-Sharing Webinar
05-06-2020Looking Towards Expanding Veterinary Care During COVID-19: Ontario
05-06-2020Weekly COVID Impact Tracker - Week Two
05-06-2020Recorded Webinar: CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series – Navigating through COVID-19 (Week One)
05-06-2020Weekly COVID Impact Tracker - Week One
05-05-2020Webinar - Winning at the Long Game: Workplace Mental Health Policies are the Way Forward (May 8)
05-04-2020NEW! COVID-19 and Animals - Frequently Asked Questions for Veterinarians
05-04-2020CVMA’s Veterinary Townhall Series – An Update on COVID-19 in Animals & a Look Ahead at Social Distancing During Recovery - Week 2
05-01-2020RVTTC Open Letter to Pet Owners (video)
05-01-2020COVID-19 and Veterinary Dentistry
05-01-20208 Domains of Well-Being ... COVID-19 Style! Week 4
05-01-2020COVID-19 in animals: Odds and ends
05-01-20208 Domains of Well-Being ... COVID-19 Style! Week 3
04-30-2020Curated COVID-19 Resources and Webinars - University of Toronto
04-30-2020Companion Animals and COVID-19: A COVID-19 Response Information Sharing Webinar (May 1)
04-30-2020WHO Survey on Health and Safety of Health Workers in COVID-19
04-29-2020COVID-19 and endangered animals
04-28-2020COVID-19 modelling and the impact of releasing cats
04-26-2020COVID-19 in mink: The Netherlands
04-24-2020Practical ways to help vets during COVID-19
04-24-2020Pets and COVID-19 fears
04-23-2020Recommendations for Shelter Veterinarians: Testing for COVID-19
04-23-2020COVID-19 - Recommendations for Heartworm Testing and Prescribing Heartworm Preventives for Dogs in Ontario
04-22-2020COVID-19 in a lion, Bronx Zoo
04-22-2020COVID-19 and cats: Update on lion and pet cats in New York
04-21-2020COVID-19 CAHI Information Sharing Webinar Resources (April 9, 2020)
04-19-2020COVID-19 infected cats: New York
04-18-2020New COVID-19 Research Updates
04-17-2020COVID-19: FAQs for Pet Owners
04-17-2020Merck Animal Health Sponsors IMLocum and Gives Clinics Access to their Services Free of Charge until June 30th, 2020
04-17-2020COVID-19 Telemedicine Q&As
04-16-2020Steps to help prevent the next COVID-19: Proposed changes to animal farming rules in China
04-16-2020Spay/neuter and TNR During COVID-19: Information for Canadian Animal Shelters (April 17)
04-16-20208 Domains of Well-Being ... COVID-19 Style! Week 2
04-16-2020Webinar: COVID-19 and Companion Animals – What We Know Today (April 17)
04-15-2020COVID-19 and Animals - Frequently Asked Questions for Veterinarians
04-15-2020A rapid review of evidence of infection of pets and livestock with humanassociated coronavirus diseases, SARS, MERS, and COVID-19, and evidence of the fomite potential of pets and livestock
04-15-2020Ontario Shelter Medicine Association - Q&A: Can My Pet Catch or Transmit the COVID-19 Virus?
04-15-2020Keeping Canadians and Workers in the Food Supply Chain Safe
04-15-2020Recorded Webinar: Navigating Financial Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis on Veterinary Medicine in Canada
04-15-2020Animal Welfare During a Pandemic: Drs. Scott Weese & Ian Sandler discuss the Health & Well-Being of Pets, & how Veterinary Services are Adapting to the Ever-Evolving Pandemic
04-14-2020SARS-CoV-2 in animals: To test or not to test
04-14-2020SARS-CoV-2 and a canine origin? Seems unlikely
04-14-2020COVID-19 Recorded Webinar: What is Veterinary Telemedicine? A Q&A Session
04-09-2020COVID-19: Work Refusal
04-09-2020Ward & Uptigrove PPT: Navigating the Financial Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis
04-09-2020CVMA National Issues Committee Member, Dr. Ian Sandler speaks to 580 CFRA about COVID-19 in animals.
04-09-2020COVID-19 Breakeven Fixed Costs Excel Sheet
04-09-2020COVID-19: Preventative Measures List
04-09-20208 Domains of Well-Being ... COVID-19 Style!
04-09-2020Dermatology Practice and Social Distancing
04-09-2020COVID-19: Coronavirus Memo for Workers
04-09-2020COVID-19: Business Contingency Plan
04-09-2020AVMA - COVID-19 Social Tools
04-09-2020COVID-19: Social Distancing - Poster
04-09-2020Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals to SARS–coronavirus 2
04-09-2020COVID-19: Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers - Excel Workbook
04-09-20202nd SARS-Cov-2 Positive Dog in Hong Kong: Update
04-09-2020COVID-19: What Employers Need to Consider
04-08-2020Recorded Webinar: Staying Psychologically Safe in the face of COVID-19
04-08-2020Another SARS-CoV-2 Experimental Study
04-08-2020Preventing and Responding to COVID-19 in Meat Slaughter and Processing Establishments
04-08-2020Merck Manuals COVID-19 Information and Resources
04-08-2020New COVID Council Webinar featuring Dr. Scott Weese - April 9
04-07-2020CAHI COVID-19 Response Information Sharing Webinar with CVMA Updates - April 9, 2020
04-07-2020Routine mask use in vet clinics?
04-07-2020SARS-CoV-2 in cats: Wuhan, China
04-07-2020Telemedicine Guidance Document | Economics and Telemedicine Webinars Reminder
04-06-2020CVMA COVID-19 Webinar: What is Veterinary Telemedicine? A Q&A Session - April 8, 2020
04-06-2020COVID-19 Webinar: Information for Canadian Animal Shelters
04-06-2020Dr. Ian Sandler, member of the CVMA's National Issues Committee, speaks to Global News Radio about COVID-19 and your pets
04-06-2020CVMA Economics Webinar: Navigating the Financial Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis on Vet Medicine - April 8, 2020
04-06-2020CVMA Veterinary Telemedicine Guidelines
04-03-2020PSA: Veterinarians are Here for You during the COVID-19 Pandemic
04-02-2020Coronavirus Can Infect Cats — Dogs, Not So Much
04-02-2020Pets of People With COVID-19: What To Do If The Owner Can’t Care For Them?
04-02-2020Information Update on Veterinary Antimicrobial Sales Reporting for the Year 2019 - from the Veterinary Drugs Directorate
04-02-2020Presentation - COVID-19 Legal Perspectives: Workplace Issues
04-02-2020Recorded Webinar - COVID-19 Legal Perspectives: Workplace Issues
04-01-2020Recording Available: COVID-19 in Veterinary and Animal Group Settings: Protecting People and Animals
04-01-2020SARS-CoV-2 in Dogs, Cats and Ferrets ... A New Experimental Study
04-01-2020In Times When Social Distancing is Required the CVMA WebStore – MyVetStore.ca is Here to Support You
03-31-2020NEW! CVMA: COVID-19 and Animals - FAQs for Veterinarians
03-31-2020Social Distancing and Vet Clinics: A Video
03-31-2020Preventing and Responding to COVID-19 in Meat Slaughter and Processing Establishments
03-31-2020World Health Organization: COVID-19 Update 20
03-31-2020Canine Coronavirus Disease - VCA
03-30-2020COVID-19 and Ferrets
03-30-2020Social Distancing WITHIN Veterinary Clinics
03-27-2020Mental Health Webinar: Staying Psychologically Safe in the Face of COVID-19
03-27-2020British Veterinary Association: Guidance for Veterinary Practices in Assessing Emergency and Urgent Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic
03-26-2020Mobile Vets and COVID-19
03-26-2020Update: PHAC Information on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
03-25-2020The CFIA is prioritizing critical activities during COVID-19 pandemic
03-25-2020Personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages in veterinary medicine
03-25-2020AAHA’s COVID-19 Response
03-25-2020VIN COVID-19 Information Center
03-25-2020Canadian Council on Animal Care - Updates Concerning COVID-19
03-25-2020Advice for Companion Animal Practitioners During the COVID-19 Outbreak
03-24-2020CVMA: COVID-19 - Guidelines for Elective Services and Social Distancing
03-24-2020The OIE Responds to Questions on COVID-19
03-23-2020CALAM/ACMAL National Teleconference: COVID-19 - March 25, 2020
03-23-2020CVMA: COVID-19 - NEW! Government of Canada Information including Guidance on Humans and Animals, and Food
03-23-2020In an effort to assist with some new business challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, CVMA in partnership with HRdownloads is here to support you
03-22-2020COVID-19: Ventilators for Use in Human Medicine?
03-22-2020Wanted: Hydrogen peroxide and glycerol
03-21-2020Veterinary Clinics Named Essential Service in PEI
03-21-2020COVID-19 Information for California Veterinarians
03-21-2020Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Information for industry
03-20-2020Advice for pet owners for visiting your vet during the COVID-19 outbreak
03-20-2020Global Veterinary Surgery: ‘No evidence that COVID-19 can be contracted from pets’
03-20-2020COVID-19: What we don’t know (but that doesn’t mean we can’t do something)
03-19-2020Flattening the curve: How clinics are helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19
03-19-2020COVID-19 update: Another positive dog
03-19-20207 everyday ways to adapt veterinary practice during the pandemic
03-19-2020CVMA: Preventive Tips for Managing COVID-19 in the Clinic
03-19-2020Health Canada Application and Notification Form for Exceptional Release of Disinfectant and Sanitizing Products
03-19-2020How to Prepare Your Farm for COVID-19
03-19-2020NAVC - The Coronavirus and Pets
03-18-2020Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources
03-18-2020Social distancing and veterinary medicine: Are they compatible?
03-18-2020ABVMA: Veterinary Care for your Animals – COVID-19 Information
03-18-2020College of Veterinarians of Ontario Temporarily Relaxes Certain Regulations on Prescribing and Dispensing During Public Health Emergency
03-18-2020Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses
03-18-2020Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): For health professionals
03-18-2020Bulletin for ABVMA Members – COVID-19
03-18-2020Routine Practices and Additional Precautions for Preventing the Transmission of Infection in Healthcare Settings
03-18-2020OIE and WVA: COVID-19 and Veterinary Activities Designated as Essential
03-18-2020Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Guidance documents
03-17-2020LifeLearn’s Complimentary COVID-19 Response Kit
03-17-2020NEWStat: Special COVID-19 Edition
03-17-2020Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Owner Contact Guidelines
03-13-2020WHO Information Network for Epidemics: COVID-19 Update 16