There has been some discussion about the potential for veterinarians to assist in the vaccination of humans against COVID. Potential interest on the part of some veterinarians is understandable as the profession often responds to disasters and we naturally want to help. We know that having veterinarians volunteer to assist in vaccinating humans is not under consideration currently in most states. There are however some states where there have been preliminary discussions or even requests for potential volunteers to identify themselves.
As organizations consider the topic, one critical issue to keep in mind is potential legal risk. This is an unfortunate but necessary consideration given our litigious society. Here are some preliminary thoughts to consider.
MDVMA members are encouraged to host students by sharing clerkship opportunities in their practice.
VMCVM has many resources in place for students during COVID, including providing PPE to each student to take with them on their external experiences. In addition, students must complete a symptom questionnaire each day that is monitored by the college.
If your practice is interested hosting students contact Dr. Jacque Pelzer to be added to the clerkship database.
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