Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association | 1121 Chatham Road Springfield, IL 62704

This page is intended to provide information about COVID-19 and animals to both the general public and veterinarians.  Our goal is to provide information and resources to enhance preparedness only.  If you have a specific question about your pet or livestock, please seek the counsel of your regular veterinarian.  ISVMA members should check their email, at least once a day, for more specific and in-depth information about COVID-19.

ISVMA Town Hall Webinars
April 8, 2020
April 15, 2020
April 22, 2020
PowerPoint Overview Loan Options 042220 Town Hall
Break-Even Analysis Example
Break-Even Analysis Template
May 4, 2020 – CVT Student 
Supporting Students Through Transition Vet Tech Presentation
ISVMA Work-Life Balance

Resources for Veterinarians
Veterinarian Wellbeing Study 2020 – Merck (New May 8, 2020)
HR 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update – March 19, 2020
COVID-19: What Veterinarians Need to Know
Considerations for Mobile and House Call Veterinarians – AVMA
Minimizing COVID-19 Exposure – (New March 21, 2020)
IDFPR – Resources for Illinois Residents Impacted by COVID-19 (New March 23, 2020)
ISVMA Member -WVC COVID 2020 Protocols (New March 23, 2020)
ISVMA Member – Staff Phone Scripts (New March 23, 2020)
Veterinary Connected Care Companies – AVMA (New March 23, 2020)
IDEXX Reports Negative COVID-19 Results in Canine and Feline Samples (New March 26, 2020)
Rabies Exam Guidance During COVID-19 (New March 26, 2020)
Sterilization Requirements under the Illinois Animal Welfare Act (New March 31, 2020)
Video on Sterilization and Sheltering by Dr. Tony Cappa, Shelter Medicine Service Head, U of I – CVM (New March 31, 2020)
Interim Recommendations for Intake of Companion Animal from Households Where Humans with COVID-19 are Present – AVMA (New March 31, 2020)
Animal Health & Safety and COVID-19 – FDA (New April 3, 2020)
Illinois Veterinarians Volunteer to Help Fight Coronavirus Pandemic (New April 3, 2020)
Public Health Essential Work Advisory Veterinarians (New April 3, 2020)
Veterinary Clinic Routine Monitoring Form (New April 3, 2020)
Veterinary Clinic Essential Staff Self-Monitoring (New April 3, 2020)
National Animal Care and Control Association Resource Page (New April 7, 2020)
Illinois Department of Agriculture COVID-19 Animal Resource Page (New April 7, 2020)
COVID-19 Testing – Chicago Dept of Public Health (New April 17, 2020)

Business Resources
Workplace Health and Safety Guidance for Employees and Staff of Business – IDPH (New May 8, 2020)
PDF Workplace Health and Safety Guidance for Employees and Staff of Business – IDPH (New May 8, 2020)
Employee and Client Protocols – Employee Signature Required
Three Sample options of clinic communications to clients
COVID-19 Owner Contact Guidelines – Decision Tree
State of Illinois Unemployment FAQs
COVID-19 Small Business Loan Information
State of Illinois – Stay At home FAQs
ISVMA Attorney Explains – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (New March 22, 2020)
Sampling Messages of Seriousness of COVID-19 (New March 22, 2020)
IRS and Labor Announce Plan to Implement Coronavirus – Related Paid Leave
Q & A About ADA, The Rehabilitation Act and COVID-19 (New March 23, 2020)
COVID-19 Scenarios and Benefit Implications (New March 26, 2020 – Alera Group)
COVID-19 What Employers Need to Know (New March 26, 2020 – Alera Group)
US Department of Labor – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (New March 26, 2020)
Illinois Pushes Back Income Tax Deadlines to July 15, 2020 (New March 26, 2020)
COVID-19 Essential Employee Authorize Letter – Not Required (New March 26, 2020)
Illinois Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance (New March 26, 2020)
CARE Act – Business Provisions – Principal (New March 31, 2020)
CARE Act – Individual Provisions – Principal (New March 31, 2020)
4 Things for Business to Think about Amid Coronavirus Concerns and Market Volatility – Principal (New March 31, 2020)
5 Ways for Business to Cope with a Coronavirus Shutdown – Principal (New March 31, 2020)
Explaining the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Principal (New March 31, 2020)
FFCRA and CARES Act Decision Tree (New April 9, 2020)

Resources for Clinics Dealing with the General Public
Pet Owner Flyer
COVID-19 Clinic Signage-Merck
ISVMA News Release: Guidance on Animals and Coronavirus
AVMA FAQ for Pet Owners
AVMA FAQ for Veterinarians and Veterinary Clinics
AVMA Guidelines for PPE During COVID-19
Clean Hands & Clean Surfaces Healthy Practices for Vet Practices-Merck
Resources for Cattle Veterinarians
Coronavirus vs Flu vs Cold vs Allergies Symptoms (New March 22, 2020)
Rational Use of Face Masks in the COVID-19 Pandemic (New April 6, 2020)
If You Have Animals – CDC (New April 7, 2020)
COVID-19 and Animals Q & A – CDC (New April 14, 2020)

Your Personal Mental Health and Physical Well-being
ISVMA – Personal Mental Health and Physical Well-Being (New March 26, 2020)

University of Illinois – College of Veterinary Medicine
Recommendations for Veterinary Practices – COVID-19
Surgical Mask Shortages Impact Veterinarians – COVID-19

Illinois Department of Public Health:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Household Checklist (New)

Guidance on Preparing Workplace for COVID-19

From the CDC:

From the WHO:
Advice for the public

From the U.S. State Department:
Travel information

From the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE):
Questions and Answers

From the World Small Animal Veterinary Association:
Frequently Asked Questions