Covid-19-Coronavirus (Animal Health Div)


Helpful Questions and Answers about COVID-19 and Your Pets (FDA)

SARS-C0V-2 (virus that causes Covid-19) Case Definition

CDC: Updated Interim Guidance for Veterinary Clinics

Veterinary practices are essential businesses

COVID-19 and Animals

If You Have Animals (CDC)

COVID-19: FAQs for Pet Owners

Pet Disaster Preparedness

COVID-19: FAQs for Veterinarians and Veterinary Clinics

Interim Recommendations for First Responders (Current March 30)

USDA Statement on the Confirmation of COVID-19 in a Tiger in New York

Protect animals by planning for their care


Frequently Asked Questions:
Do my pets need to be tested?
There is need to carefully conserve testing resources and since COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is being spread person to person, and because pets and livestock do not play a role in transmission of this disease, all pets do not need to be tested.


If a pet exhibits clinical signs that a licensed veterinarian thinks might requires further evaluation or testing, the veterinarian should call the state veterinarian’s office and a joint decision is to be made between the state veterinarian, public health veterinarian and the Area Veterinarian in Charge and NVSL to determine if testing is warranted.