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Veterinarians Face Struggles In Helping Pets

 

Last updated 3/25/2020 at 5:40pm

Times photo by Matt McGregor

Dr. Julie McCormick (left) points to an anesthetic delivery machine as a veterinary technician looks on. The machine could be converted into a ventilator for human use.

Though pets are considered family members for many, the response to coronavirus could marginalize animal care as businesses and services transition into the new territory of federal classifications: "essential," or "nonessential."

Julie McCormick, vete-rinarian at Pisgah Pet Care Animal Hospital on Asheville Highway, said the hospital is conserving supplies in order to possibly have to provide the trillion-dollar human health care industry resources for its own depleting resources, based on guidelines given by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

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