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Social distancing impact on companion animal practice
  1. David A Singleton,
  2. PJ Noble,
  3. Beth Brant,
  4. Gina L Pinchbeck and
  5. Alan D Radford, SAVSNET
  1. University of Liverpool, Institutes of Infection, Veterinary Science and Ecology, Leahurst Campus, Chester High Road, Neston, Wirral CH64 7TE
  1. email: savsnet{at}

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In the veterinary sector SARS-CoV-2 has led to practitioners being faced with a daily struggle to balance their responsibility to preserve animal welfare with ensuring the continued health of the public, colleagues and their families.

As many colleagues will be aware, the RCVS and BVA have released and are updating guidance1, 2 detailing recommendations for how veterinary practices should operate throughout these challenging times.

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) has also released more specific guidance for companion animals, including recommendations for how best to approach pet vaccination over the coming months.3 The BSAVA …

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