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

 

COVID-19: MVMA Webinar Update
Thursday, April 9 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
featuring Dr. Kent McClure, DVM, JD, Chief of AVMA Government Relations Division

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COVID-19: MVMA WEBINAR UPDATE
THURSDAY, APRIL 16 FROM 12:00 - 1:00 PM 
FEATURING DR. SARAH LIM, MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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COVID-19: MVMA Webinar Update
Tuesday, April 7, featuring Mr. David Kelling
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COVID-19: MVMA Webinar Update
Thursday, April 2, featuring Dr. Julia Wilson
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COVID-19: MVMA Webinar Update
Thursday, March 26, featuring Dr. Malia Ireland 
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 COVID-19: MVMA Webinar Update
Thursday, March 19, featuring Dr. Matthew Boyle
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Resources

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

Be part of MVMA's COVID-19 E-List: To Subscribe log into MVMA.org, on Member's Home Page go to "View My Profile", choose the "My Features" tab and choose E-Lists, Choose COVID-19 Discussion, Turn "Subscribed" to ON. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency State of MN

State of Minnesota

Executive Branch

  • 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.
  • UPDATED MARCH 27, 2020 - Executive Order (EO) 20-20 issued by Governor Walz on March 25 requests that people in Minnesota stay home and designates veterinary medicine as a critical workforce health profession. The Order does not supersede Orders 20-09, 20-16 or 20-17. All Executive Orders can be found on the Governor’s websiteThe Board expects veterinarians to fully abide by these Orders to protect human life. Willful violation of the Governor’s Orders remains a misdemeanor and could result in action by this Board.
  • Regulatory Perspectives - Dr. Julia Wilson Webinar Slides- 4/2/2020

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

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


FREE Webinars

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI of Des Moines is hosting a free 8- week Speakers Series that features some of the top motivational speakers in the country. The webinars will take place on Wednesdays at 12:00 central.

  • April 8 - Michael Veltri: Bend Don't Break: How To Lead During Challenging Times 
  • April 15 - Paul Long: Connecting The Workplace and Life Through F.U.N.!
  • April 22 - Holly Hoffman: Don’t Just Survive – THRIVE!
  • April 29 - Kevin Kush: “A Piece of the Puzzle” - 8 Traits of a Quality TEAMMATE 
  • May 6 - AmyK: Leading and Communicating in Turbulent Times
  • May 13 - Dr. Celina Peerman: Keeping Your EQ in Time of Chaos
  • May 20 - Kenyon Salo: What Is “The Bucket List Life”?
  • May 27- Wrap Up Speaker- TBA

To register, visit https://www.weareherewithyou.com/registration.


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. 763-616-9985, 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
  • Mark Tebellius and Anne Brown, Sjoberg Tebellius (attorneys), Ph. 651-738-3433,
    Email:  [email protected]  and [email protected] - Business law, employment law
  • Robert Borcherding, Wells Fargo, Ph. 612-979-3119, Email:  [email protected]
    SBA loans, business loans
  • Sean Poppen, USBank, 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

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. There is a webinar on April 14th with 3 national speakers. To see the full lineup of FB lives you can go to https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcunNemJYBMzW3P-JEjmOvJkB3K8ueaJc.

Virbac Webinar - Otitis Externa: Selecting the Best Topical Therapy for your Patients
Presented by Darren Berger, DVM, DAVCD, Iowa State University College of Veterinary medicine
Tuesday, April 14, 12:00 -1:30 pm
Register online at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yIIvMW1ZQpGjg95oxbAHOw.