As “Pandemic Pet” Ownership Spikes, Vet Care Faces Critical Declines Amidst Burnout

As COVID-19 endures amidst new variant outbreaks, several pandemic-related trends have followed suit – namely an uptick in “pandemic pet” ownership. Shelters, breeders, and rescue centers have been inundated with hopeful pet owners looking to combat social isolation and existential anxiety.  Now, in face of countless new patients and pet-related inquiries, many veterinary clinics are [...]

By |2021-11-10T18:50:17+00:00November 11th, 2021|Blog|

“Waiting Out” COVID-19 Isn’t a Solution for Outpatient Care

The likelihood of a second COVID-19 wave occurring in the fall appears high to the point of inevitability. Given this, outpatient providers must make a concerted effort to inform patients that the instructions that they received in March (i.e., to avoid all “nonessential” healthcare procedures) are no longer relevant.  Outpatient clinics have taken significant steps [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:56:38+00:00August 27th, 2020|Blog|

The Doctor is a Video Call Away, But for How Long?

A mother, torn between her worry over her young son’s rash and the fear of leaving isolation, finds solace in a phone consultation with a pediatrician. A confirmed COVID-19 patient quarantines at home, knowing that his texted check-ins with his primary care physician will help him get car without putting others at risk. An elderly [...]

By |2021-06-28T15:21:54+00:00June 24th, 2020|Blog|