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COVID-19 Resources

from the Pet Care Community

Many HABRI supporters are working hard to meet the needs of pets, pet owners and pet care businesses during this unprecedented time. With their help, HABRI has compiled a list of resources and materials, including reliable data and information about the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of the human-animal bond in today’s world.


  • Recorded:
    • Virtual Veterinary Care Summit
      • Presented by: Veterinary Virtual Care Association (VVCA), North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)
      • August 18, 2020
      • With 5.5 hours of education, networking, and experiential growth, the Veterinary Virtual Care Summit is free of charge to veterinarians, technicians, and anyone else interested in elevating the level of care they provide to animals.
      • View here
    • WPA365/Virtual SuperZoo
      • Presented by: World Pet Association (WPA), SuperZoo
      • WPA365, also known as Virtual SuperZoo, is an online marketplace that offers brands real-time connectivity to retailers.
    • Recorded Pet Care Community Virtual Town Halls
      • Presented by: Pet Industry Leadership Summit, American Pet Products Association (APPA), Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) & WPA
      • This interactive town-hall style group conversation featured prominent panelists to lead the conversation and welcomed input from attendees from across the supply chain.
      • To view: Click here (April 9) and here (April 30)
    • Coronavirus Economic Impact Series:
    • Webinar Series – Navigating These Uncertain Times
      • Presented by: Pet Industry Leadership Summit & Global Pet Expo
      • Global Pet Expo and Pet Store Pro partnered with some of the most popular Academy speakers for a series of webinars designed to support pet care community businesses during these uncertain times.
    • Wellbeing in a Time of COVID
      • Presented by: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
      • This special episode features Dr. Jen Brandt, AVMA’s Director of Member Wellbeing and Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, discussing wellbeing tips during the time of COVID-19.



  • For Pet Owners & The Pet Care Community
    • 24Pet ShelterWatch Report
      • Presented by: Pethealth Inc., 24PetWatch
      • 24Pet ShelterWatch Report is a weekly gauge of U.S. homeless pet populations in the care of 1191 animal welfare organizations which represents approximately 35 percent of our nation’s shelter animal population. The aim of this report is to provide an accurate assessment of  changes in animals entering and leaving shelters and the potential impact those changes will have in the future.
    • Survey Data Reveals More People Feel Attuned to Pets’ Health in Quarantine
      • Presented by: Banfield Pet Hospital
      • As people spend more time at home with their pets than ever before, new survey data suggests that the human-animal bond is playing an integral role in people’s lives.
    • Survey Data Reveals Employers Ready to Offer Pet-Friendly Policies Post-Pandemic
      • Presented by: Banfield Pet Hospital
      • A new survey by Banfield Pet Hospital shows that over 70% of gen z and almost half of millennials want to take their pets to work with them following quarantine, and half of employers plan to introduce new pet-friendly policies upon return to the normal workspace.
    • Socializing Dogs During COVID-19
      • Presented by: AVMA
      • During this time, families are still training pets in their household, including dogs that are newly adopted or in new foster homes. This resource provides tips on how to ensure pets continue to enjoy new experiences and are comfortable with social interaction.
    • The Coronavirus and Pets
      • Presented by: NAVC
      • Dana Varble, Chief Veterinary Officer of the NAVC, shares information regarding pets and the coronavirus, and advises that pets should always be included in emergency preparedness plans.
    • Coronavirus and Your Pets
      • Presented by Zoetis Petcare
      • Zoetis Petcare has gathered pet health guidelines and resources from their veterinary partners and the broader community to raise awareness about how coronavirus may influence the health and routine care of your pets.
    • Pets in a Pandemic
      • Presented by Mars Petcare
      • Pets in a Pandemic is Mars Petcare’s 2020 Better Cities for Pets report. Mars understands that a post-pandemic world will be significantly different from before we experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, and this report is meant to identify ways where pets have been invaluable to people during COVID to create a post-pandemic world where pets are more welcome and celebrated than ever before.
  • For Veterinarians and Animal Health Professionals
    • Interactive Maps: COVID-19 and the Veterinary Profession
      • Presented by: AVMA
      • These maps present different lenses to view the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on veterinary medicine and veterinary professionals. They’re interactive, allowing users to zoom in and out and hide or show specific data layers when more than one variable is shown. Practices can use the data to make informed and strategic decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic that best support the delivery of critical services to patients and clients, while keeping veterinary teams safe.
    • COVID-19 State Orders
      • Presented by: AVMA
      • This tracking spreadsheet can help find specific orders or provisions in your state related to veterinary practices as essential businesses, telemedicine, personal protective equipment, and more. The AVMA is updating this information as it becomes available.
    • Resources for Veterinary Professionals
      • Presented by: IDEXX
      • This collection of resources from a wide array of experts include advice on practice management and finances, telemedicine practices, and maintaining the physical and emotional health and well-being of staff.


  • Be a Foster
    • Presented by: Petco Foundation
      • Animal shelters are facing the business impacts of COVID-19: staffing shortages, potential slowdown in adoptions, in some cases an increase in animals coming in, and potential government-imposed shutdowns. Fostering opens up an additional spot at your local shelter or rescue to help even more animals. It also allows the pet to get used to home life and takes them away from the stress of a shelter. With the help of Petco Foundation’s “Be a Foster” campaign, you can connect to a shelter near you to help vulnerable pet populations during this difficult time.

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