This page was last updated on March 30, 2021. Our goal is to keep you updated with the information you need to protect your health, the health of your families and practice team, and the health of your patients and clients. Check this page to see how COVID-19 is impacting veterinary professionals in Colorado.

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Looking for information about the vaccine rollout? Click here to visit our vaccine update page.

Timeline: Legal and regulatory updates

Listed below are the latest active executive orders and public health orders relating to COVID-19 and veterinary practices in Colorado.

Other COVID-19 topics

Where do veterinary services fall in the vaccination line?

As COVID-19 vaccines start making their way to Colorado, many veterinarians and veterinary health care workers may be wondering when they may be eligible to receive the vaccine. Where do veterinarians and veterinary health care workers fall in the prioritization lineup? Click here to read more.

Veterinary practices as essential businesses

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has defined veterinary care and livestock services as an essential or critical business. Read our FAQs to see what constitutes an “essential business.” 


Can you use telemedicine to see new or existing patients? Do you need to have an in-person VCPR established first prior to using virtual or digital appointment methods? Visit our telemedicine FAQs page for more information.

SARS-CoV-2 in animals

On April 22, the CDC announced the first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in two pet cats in New York. At this time, there is no information available to suggest that pets might infect people with coronavirus. Read our FAQs about SARS-Co-V2 in animals.

State requirements for veterinary services during COVID-19

What kinds of surgeries are currently permitted by the state and local public health authorities? What other requirements may be in place specifically for veterinary teams in Colorado? Read our FAQs on what Public Health Order 20-29 means for veterinarians.

COVID-19 exposure: What to do if your practice is exposed

Keeping your staff, clients, patients, and self safe during COVID-19 is crucial. CVMA has gathered a robust collection of tips and resources for minimizing exposure in your practice. Click to read our tips and FAQs for minimizing COVID-19 exposure.

CVMA member benefits and resources

Many of CVMA’s regular offerings to members can help ease some of the stress and pain associated with COVID-19. Click here to read more about how CVMA’s resources can help you and your practice.

Wellbeing resources

It’s important to take care of your physical wellbeing during a crisis…but it’s also equally important to focus on mental health. The wellbeing of Colorado’s veterinary professionals is crucial to our veterinary community. Make sure you are taking care of yourself during this difficult time. Get more tips on how to maintain your mental health.