30 March 2020

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Cat tested positive for SARs-CoV-2 in Belgium

by Rachel Korman
On 27/3/2020 a pet cat in Belgium was reported to have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. The cat was owned by a COVID-19 infected person and reported to have clinical signs of vomiting, diarrhoea and respiratory signs. The owner submitted vomit and faeces samples to The Faculty of Veterinary Medici...

26 March 2020

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COVID-19 Border Crossing Update: Federal Minister David Littleproud announces "Veterinarians are classified as Essential Services"

by VSS
Veterinarians are classified as essential services and will be able to cross state borders and continue working under shutdowns currently in operation in Australia, the agriculture minister David Littleproud has said. The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and the RSPCA have lobbied the ...

25 March 2020

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Update on border crossing between between Queensland and New South Wales with relation to animal care

by VSS

To our valued clients and colleagues, The Queensland Government today announced changes to border control between Queensland and adjacent states and territories.  The border will be closed to non essential travel however there are a number of exemptions which include work, compassionate a...

24 March 2020

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Companion Animals and COVID-19

by VSS
Australian Veterinary Association President Dr Julia Crawford released a video message on 21 March 2020 regarding the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australian pet owners and veterinarians. Dr Crawford has provided much needed up to date information, guidance and above all assuranc...

3 March 2020

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Resources Relating to Coronavirus With Regard to Dogs and Cats

by David Cook
There is a large amount of information in the press around the current COVID-19 Coronavirus situation. There is little knowledge available as to the behaviour of and effects on dogs and cats caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The aim of this page is to provide a list of information sou...