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Animals & Vet services – Updated 27/03/2020

Current advice from the World Health Organisation and British Veterinary Association is that there’s no evidence that pets can be a source of infection or that they can become sick from COVID-19.
From the PDSA website: "The spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been widely covered in the news and will affect services throughout the UK. We’re doing our best to keep our Pet Hospitals and shops open and remain committed to providing services for poorly pets." You can read more at the PDSA website here: https://www.pdsa.org.uk/coronavirus-pdsa-updates
The BVA have published detailed guidance on their website: https://www.bva.co.uk/news-and-blog/news-article/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-updates-for-the-veterinary-profession/
The Cats Protection League have published guidance relating to cats and Coronavirus: https://www.cats.org.uk/help-and-advice/coronavirus
Links Vet group have published the following at their website: "In response to the latest government guidelines and instructions form the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons we must temporarily postpone our provision of routine preventative health care and focus on health issues and emergencies, and do so in a way that minimises face-to-face contact. Therefore, until further notice we shall only carry out:
  • Video Consultations
  • Safe Distance Consultations for Emergencies"
More information at their website: https://www.linksvet.co.uk/linksnews/coronavirus-advice
The AHDB have published an FAQ for livestock and arable farmers at their website: https://ahdb.org.uk/coronavirus-faqs-for-farmers-growers-and-the-industry