COVID-19 and Animals

The Issue

COVID-19 has impacted animals at varying levels. It is variable, pets do not play a role in transmitting COVID-19 to humans. For the most up-to-date information on Animals and COVID-19 visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website.

Why it Matters

Research continues on animals and COVID-19 in animals. A lot remains to be learned.

CVMA Action


  • The most up-to-date information for veterinarians continues to be regularly shared in the COVID-19 section of the CVMA website. 
  • Townhall webinars continue to be offered on an ad hoc basis.


  • Hosted informative townhall webinars to provide veterinarians with the most up-to-date information on the virus and its impact on humans and animals. 
  • CVMA worked with the Canadian Council of Veterinary Registrars to assist veterinarians with the transition to telemedicine. 
  • Provided guidance on a variety of issues related to business management during the pandemic.


March 2022

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