COVID-19

How Can MVMA Supporting Members Help You?


A Message from the MVMA President: 

“May you live in interesting times.” Boy, are we. In the midst of COVID-19, we are all doing our best to balance the desires to care for our patients, protect the wellbeing of our employees and co-workers, protect the wellbeing of our clients, manage successful business operations, and all the while doing our part to be stewards of overall public health. Your MVMA leadership has embarked on a series of actions to make sure you have access to current, relevant resources and the ability to connect with other veterinarians from MVMA to share ideas and best practices to navigate this challenge before us. We commit to evolving our actions as needed to better meet your needs as things develop and change. Veterinarians are well-positioned to bring good, accurate information to those we interact with and have a true, public health role to play during this time. 

Thank you for all you do each and every day.

Matthew Boyle, DVM
MVMA President

President's Message 5-20-2020 - Post Stay at Home Order - What's Next?
President's Message 5-7-2020 - Resources for Developing a Clinic Plan
President's Message 5-5-2020 - Guidance on Elective Procedures 

Visit MVMA's Youtube Channel to view all COVID-19 Webinars. 

Friday, June 12, 2020 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Navigating HR Issues During the Pandemic with Anne G. Brown, JD, Sjoberg & Tebelius

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Resources

Join the discussion in the MVMA Facebook Group: COVID-19: Veterinary Professionals Discussion

MVMA Guidance and Resources for Developing a Clinic Plan (EO 20-51)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

State of Minnesota

Executive Branch
Executive Orders Summary -MVMA Summary of Governor Walz's Executive Orders

  • Small business disaster loans now available in MN - Learn More

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Minnesota Board of Animal Health 

Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine

  • COVID-19 Regulatory Information for Veterinarians
  • MN Telemedicine RuleProviding professional veterinary services to animals via telemedicine within a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) can be medically appropriate and a means to maintain social distancing. A valid VCPR temporarily now requires that a veterinarian within the practice has seen the patient in the last 18 months or made timely visits to the premises where the animal is housed within the last 18 months. Medical record-keeping for telemedicine interactions should include as many of the same parameters as a patient visit, including history, clinical signs as reported by the client, tentative diagnosis, treatment plan, medication, and treatment, including amount and frequency. Within this framework, veterinarians can dispense and prescribe medications.
  • Board of Veterinary Medicine feedback on draft guidance for resuming elective surgeries

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

United States Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

University of Minnesota Extension


Other Resources


How MVMA Supporting Members Can Help

The following individuals/businesses below are MVMA supporting members and have been personally contacted about being a resource for MVMA members as they navigate the various state and federal COVID-19 business assistance programs.  If you contact them and identify yourself as an MVMA member they will provide an initial complimentary consultation.

  • David Kelling, CPA, Kelling & Bocovich, Ph. 763-757-5116, Email:  [email protected]
    Small business (SBA loans), CARES Act, MN DEED loans/grants, FMLA, tax
  • Garret Colao, North Star Financial, Ph. 612-617-6092, Email:  [email protected]
    Student loans, PPP, CARES Act
  • Heather Bantle, Foster Klima, Ph. 952-270-1552, Email:  [email protected]
    Student loans, disability plans
  • Chandler MacLean, Bank of the West, Ph.  612-499-1785, Email: [email protected]
    SBA loans, loan deferrals, EIDL grants, CARES Act, SBA form and PPP application
  • Michael Salchert, Larkin Hoffman (attorneys) Ph. 952-896-6712,
    Email: [email protected]
    Business law, employment, tax planning
  • Mark Tebellius and Anne Brown, Sjoberg Tebellius (attorneys), Ph. 651-738-3433,
    Email:  [email protected]  and [email protected] 
    Business law, employment law, succession/estate planning
  • Robert Borcherding, Wells Fargo, Ph. 612-979-3119, Email:  [email protected]
    SBA loans, business loans
  • Sean Poppen, US Bank, Ph. 763-639-3192, Email:  [email protected]
    PPP, CARES Act, EIDL, SBA, General loan/lending
  • Bill Butler, Butler Veterinary Insurance, Ph. 651-494-8323, Email:  [email protected]
    Commercial, residential insurance
  • Calvin Riley, PayJunction, Inc., Ph. 415-335-5484, Email: [email protected]
    Payment processing solutions

Other Supporting Member Services

Telemedicine Benefit with Virtuwoof - Virtuwoof, an MN-based veterinary telemedicine provider, offers MVMA members an exclusive cost savings benefit of $99/month subscription (normally $149), plus your first 30 days free!* This MVMA exclusive benefit represents a 33% savings per month off of our standard rate, and an annual value of over $650 to your practice on the subscription fee alone. Learn More!

Beyond Indigo Pets Facebook Live and Webinars - There is a Facebook live every day from Beyond Indigo Pets. All are welcome. There will be guest speakers coming in like Dr. Jess Trimble speaking about TeleHealth news and updates on Wednesdays. It is free for everyone. https://www.beyondindigopets.com/about/connect-live.html. To see the full lineup of FB lives you can go to https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcunNemJYBMzW3P-JEjmOvJkB3K8ueaJc.

Virbac Webinars 
May 28 - "Why, When and How of Ear Cleaning and Maintenance Treatment of Otitis" from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Presented by Lynette K. Cole, DVM, MS, DACVD, Professor and Section Head, Dermatology & Otology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Learn more!

Sjoberg & Tebelius - Attorneys with experience in the veterinary profession are available to provide a brief complimentary consultation regarding your practice's office practices and procedures pertaining to COVID-19.

Wells Fargo Practice Finance
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet