COVID-19 Resources

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Business Owners Resources

Resuming Veterinary Practice Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comprehensive Risk Management Guide

As veterinary practices deal with a new normal and attempt to resume services in a pandemic environment, there are many unknowns and potential risks that a practice will inevitably face. The AVMA and the AVMA Trust have compiled this playbook to help our ve terinary practices recover by addressing specific issues that relate to your team, patients and clients, property, and the practice’s profitability.

Read the booklet here.

COVID-19 in the Workplace

Employers have specific obligations to mitigate the risk when an employee or worker tests positive for COVID-19. HUB International, the broker for the AVMA PLIT, has created this bulletin to assist employers with mitigating risk and reopening, relying on the CDC guidance as of April 1, 2020 to help protect the resources of your organization.

Read the bulletin here and view the workplace employee form here

Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace FAQ eBook

We understand that there is a significant amount of information derived from a variety of sources. The HUB team has developed this comprehensive FAQ in an effort to consolidate the various questions and answers into one document.

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AVMA and the AVMA Trust: Member FAQs

Recorded: May 27, 2020 

This webinar features eight veterinary and risk management experts who address the profession's top COVID-19 related challenges.

AVMA Trust Webinar: Managing Your Veterinary Practice through the Coronavirus Crisis

Recorded: April 1, 2020

Topics Covered

  • Insurance coverages that may apply and how you need to approach the claims process  
  • Pay Continuation, Leave and Employee Benefits issues for U.S. employers  
  • The CARES Act
  • Practical tips and considerations regarding employer legal compliance, including FMLA, ADA, FLSA, OSHA and Title VII

Webinar FAQs

The webinar presenters reviewed questions that were asked by veterinarians during the webinar and have created this overview document to provide answers. 

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AVMA Axon Webinar: COVID-19: HR Guidance for Businesses 

Recorded: April 21, 2020 

Get practical guidance to help employers maintain legal compliance while managing and mitigating COVID-19 risks in the workplace. Learn about the difference between a furlough and layoff, what OSHA’s General Duty Clause means for businesses and employees, guidance about employee relations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and what questions you can and can’t ask employees in health screenings. The webinar is led by attorney Carrie Cherveny, senior vice president of strategic client solutions at HUB International.  

View the webinar here.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce | Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Checklist 

Here are the questions you may be asking—and what you need to know.      

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Carrier Notices

Please consult the links below for the latest carrier-specific insurance notices as it relates to COVID-19 changes.


The $2 trillion rescue package (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act known as the CARES Act) includes several benefits-related provisions of relevance to employers.

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Updates to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Understand the updates to the FFCRA act, which covers Paid Sick Leave Reasons, Employer Coverage Definitions, Small Employer Exemptions, Non-Profit and Public Employer Participation, Intermittent Leave and Employee Notice and Documentation.

Learn more.

OSHA Recordkeeping and COVID-19

A common question from veterinary business owners relates to whether a case of COVID-19 must be recorded on an employer’s OSHA 300 log.  

Learn more. 

Coronavirus: Create a Business Preparedness Plans

Critical events, such as an infectious disease outbreak, are not always preventable and may be difficult to anticipate. That’s why being ready with a business continuity plan is half the battle. While the best time to create a plan is well in advance of a crisis, there are steps that you can take now to help maintain business continuity and safety. 

Learn more.  

Student Resources

AVMA Trust Webinar: Making the Move: Student to Veterinarian

Recorded: April 2020
In this webinar, AVMA Trust veterinarian Dr. Stinson discusses key insurance coverages to consider as you move from student to veterinarian.  

Students | Key Timelines for the Class of 2020

Understand how COVID-19 is affecting the student veterinary population.

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General Resources

AVMA Trust Webinar: Communication in the Veterinary Practice in the COVID-19 Crisis

Recorded: April 29, 2020 

Topics Covered

  • The increased communication challenges veterinary teams face
  • How practices can adjust their communication methods
  • How to mitigate some of the liability risks during COVID-19 and keep people and animals safe
  • What to do if you have a potential or actual claim

AVMA COVID-19 Resource Center

Get information on PPE, essential services, mobile practice, social distancing measures, economic issues and more.

Visit the AVMA COVID-19 Resource Center. 

AVMA LIFE COVID-19 Resource Center

Get answers to frequently asked questions on life insurance questions from AVMA LIFE.

Visit the AVMA LIFE COVID-19 Resource Center.

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