Ohio Veterinarians Prepared To Help During Coronavirus Surge

In Ohio, more than 21,000 people who hold some form of medicine-related professional license have said that they will willingly step in to hospital settings should doctors and nurses become overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.

The selfless response came just a few days after the Ohio Department of Health targeted medical professionals in behavioral and clinical health care who are not affiliated with hospitals. The department sent a survey to the licensing boards of veterinarians, doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, counselors, physical therapists, eye doctors and emergency medical technicians.

Veterinarians take an oath to not only care for animals, but to also protect public health. They expect that if called, they would help with things like taking vital signs and triage. If doctors are overwhelmed, vets may be expected to do things like set broken bones.

Generally quick learners who have studied a variety of animals, vets tend to be flexible and able to think on their feet. Additionally, they are well-versed in viruses and infectious diseases, and are prepared to deal with biohazards, making them ideal candidates to help with the virus should doctors and nurses become overwhelmed.

Ohio is expected to see the peak of the COVID-19 virus in late April or early May.

Read more at the The Blade.

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