Due to the spread of Coronavirus, veterinary clinics across the U.S. are having to adapt to new ways of treating patients while keeping clients and staff safe. Luckily, during the age of technology, vet clinics can give patients the care they need without exposing people to the virus. The team at VetIQ Staffing has found a few ways clinics are adapting treatment amid COVID-19:
Veterinary Clinics Hiring Relief Vets
Relief veterinarians have become increasingly popular as the pandemic has spread across the U.S. Some full-time veterinarians in clinics are cautious about working in the current conditions and have chosen to opt-out of scheduled shifts. When this happens, veterinary clinics can turn to VetIQ Staffing to help them get the relief vets they need, when they need them.
Vet Clinics Open Drive-Up Services
One of the most effective ways vet clinics have adapted to the recent pandemic is by offering drive-up services. These services help lower contact and reduce the risk of infection by having fewer people in and out of the clinic. Patients can drive up to a vet clinic, call to let them know they have arrived and drop off their pets without ever getting out of the car.
On-Demand Telehealth Veterinarians
For clients whose pets have been seen in the office previously, many veterinary clinics are adopting a telehealth or telemedicine strategy. The advantage to telehealth is distinct – no physical contact with anyone. However, some clinics are having to figure out ways to prescribe medicine without an in-patient examination, and some states are lifting regulations around it.
It is incredible to see how vet clinics and vets are evolving with the current situation. At VetIQ Staffing, we have been helping clinics find the relief they need, and we have been helping relief vets find work to meet their commitments. If you are a vet clinic looking for a staffing solution, contact us today! We would love to help you find the right people for your clinic.
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