Spay/Neuter and Other Surgery During COVID-19 – Part 2 – Re-Opening Considerations and Process

Cindi Delany, DVM · May 3, 2020

As areas of the United States and other regions around the world contemplate and then begin the process of returning to a new normal, each shelter, clinic and rescue will need to decide when and if they are ready to return to providing some services that were affected by the pandemic.

We’ll each need to consider how we can continue to reduce resource use, workload, and the potential for human exposure while deciding which services we can contemplate beginning to offer again.

This will be an ongoing process, anticipated to continue for some time. As operations resume we’ll need to re-assess these areas routinely to make the best use of current available resources while emphasizing human and animal health and safety.

This course utilizes resources developed by a group of veterinarians and clinic experts to help guide the industry on spay/neuter and wellness clinics can begin to prepare for re-opening when the time is appropriate for this for each of us.

  • Staff and Public Safety Considerations During COVID-19
  • Clinic Operations Considerations
  • Surgery and Anesthesia Considerations
  • Client Communications

For additional information on related topics please see our original “course” on – “Part 1 – Spay/Neuter and Other Surgery During COVID-19 – for Areas Under Strict Distancing/PPE Rationing”

  • Conservation of PPE
  • Human health and safety considerations
  • Animal health and safety considerations
  • Alternatives to surgical sterilization
  • Resources for people living with intact animals
  • How and when to return to “normal” or a new normal (we’ll add information as the situation develops, acknowledging that different areas will be in different stages of recovery over time).

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Course Includes

  • 10 Modules
  • 38 Lessons
  • Course Certificate