UK vets coping well with global pandemic

21 Mar 2020

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By Josh Loeb

Vets in the UK feel better prepared for the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic than their counterparts in other European countries, a survey of practices across seven countries suggests.

The survey, carried out this week by market researchers CM Research, gathered data from more than 1000 veterinary practices across seven countries worldwide (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, USA, Australia) to compare the situation across them.

UK practices had the highest level of contingency planning in place to prepare staff for the impacts of the pandemic

Of the five European countries that were part of the survey, UK practices had the highest level of contingency planning in place to prepare staff for the impacts of the pandemic, and had done the most planning to prepare for any medicines shortages.

Practices in the UK also have more policies in place around cleaning and disinfecting the workplace than in any...