COVID-19 Updates from VA-MD Vet Med

UPDATED: July 13, 2020 — New content will be added as it becomes available; please check back regularly.

Guidance on Face Coverings

Information for College Faculty and Staff

Hospital Updates for Clients and Practitioners

Information for DVM Students

  • Some clinical-year students began a phased return to clinics on June 22, 2020.
  • Fall class schedules for years one through three of the DVM program will begin on Monday, August 10, 2020. All courses will be completed by November 25, 2020.
  • Orientation for the DVM Class of 2024 will be held virtually, with workshops scheduled throughout July and August.
  • The traditional White Coat Ceremony has been postponed and will be scheduled for a later date.

Information for Graduate Students

Phased Reopening of Vet Med Library

  • June 23, 2020: The Vet Med Library is staffed Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff is available by appointment during those hours for users to drop off or pick up library materials, receive 3D prints, or make use of the VR dog/cow, etc. Although most consultations will continue via email and Zoom, the library staff can make arrangements if an in-person consultation is needed. Please email to schedule an in-person time to visit the library.
  • ILL can now be used to request materials from our print collection (e.g., pre-2000 JAVMA) to be scanned and delivered electronically.
  • Once additional PPE, including splashguards at the front desk, has been installed, the library will be fully opened between 10-3 until classes begin on August 10.
  • The library will resume its full operating hours when classes begin.

Virtual Commencement 2020

A first-of-its-kind event, VA-MD Vet Med's virtual commencement for the Class of 2020 was held on Friday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Event Cancellations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Gov. Northam announced on March 17 that Virginia would follow federal guidelines to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people; on March 30, Gov. Northam issued a stay-at-home order. As a result, the following events at the veterinary college were canceled. Announcements regarding other events scheduled to be held after July 1 will be released as decisions are made.

  • Open House — April 4
  • Evening of Gratitude — April 4
  • Community Dog Wash — April 19
  • Annual Bob Duncan Memorial 5K — April 25
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt
  • VetTRAC Summer Program — June 7-12 and June 14-19
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March 23, 2020

Individual Risk Assessment and Management for COVID-19

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