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Supporting the Human-Animal Bond Through Unprecedented Times

Oct 26, 2020

This year has presented challenges for every industry, including veterinary hospitals. In times like these, it is more important than ever to support one another, and our entire network of Compassion-First hospitals has stood together to navigate these uncharted waters. We are fortunate to have insightful leadership, and Compassion-First Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ryan Buck recently shared the trends seen in veterinary hospitals during the pandemic, and how Compassion-First hospitals have adapted, in October’s Veterinary Advantage.

After a short dip, veterinary hospitals have been busier than ever. Buck believes this is due to an unexpected side effect—a stronger human-animal bond. After all, we lean on our pets to help us cope and push through difficult times. As pet owners spend more time at home, they are more likely to notice problems with their pets. With more time, possibly more funds not spent on entertainment, and a stronger-than-ever reliance on their furry family members, pet owners are also more likely to pursue veterinary care.

Read the full article to learn more about how Compassion-First hospitals instituted curbside care to keep people and their pets together, and how they continue to take extra measures to support their dedicated teams during the pandemic.

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