An Update from the COVID Council: What we know, what’s changing, and what to keep an eye on
- Intro/review of where it started
- Update on the animal side: what do we know?
- Mutation stories in mink and VoCs (Variant of Concern)
- What’s up with cats
- Risk of transmission in cats vs dogs and back to humans
- What are the clinical signs in animals?
- To test or not to test?
- Practical tips to keep your pets safe if you or someone from your household tests positive
- Vaccination discussion--you, and your pets “If I am vaccinated, am I (and indirectly my pets) totally protected”
DVM DACVIM (Neurology), CCFP
President of Not One More Vet
Founder of Jurney Veterinary Neurology
PROFESSOR MICHAEL LAPPIN
DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Chair of the WSAVA’s One Health Committee
Professor of infection diseases in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
PROFESSOR J. SCOTT WEESE
DVM, DVSc, DIPACVIM
University of Guelph Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses
Chief of Infection Control, Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre
DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Deputy director of the CDC’s One Health Office. During his career at the CDC he has worked on a variety of zoonotic outbreak investigations including Salmonella, E.coli, MERS-CoV, and COVID-19.
DR. STEVE WEINRAUCH
Chief Veterinary Officer at Trupanion
Founder of MightyVet
By joining forces with worldwide authorities in pet health and welfare, the continued goal of the COVID Council for Animal Health is to provide the most current and useful information to the veterinary, shelter and pet parent community.
Bringing these world leaders in pet health together to discuss these timely and important issues continues our commitment, not only to our members but also to the worldwide community. We look forward to further spearheading this critical community effort with our esteemed colleagues. COVID Council panelists to date have included leadership from: The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA), the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), UF School of Veterinary Medicine-Shelter Medicine Program, The Center for Disease Control (CDC), Trupanion, MightyVet, and Not One More Vet just to name a few.
All parties involved are strong advocates in their field and are dedicating their resources at no cost and with no corporate funding or oversight.
The COVID Council will update the community on new developments, provide guidance to animal health professionals based on the latest news, and address questions from the veterinary, pet parent and shelter communities.