Helpful Resources

Below are online resources we hope will be helpful for our local veterinary community, especially given these unprecedented times. 
If you have additional resources you would like to share, please email info@midcoastvma.org or post in our private Facebook group.
Finances/Business

Climbing Mt. Debt: Student Loan Triage in the Age of COVID webinar - great info outlining changes to student loans

AVMA's free COVID-19 Webinars: discusses business survival, insurance claims, wellness tips, etc.

"Self-Employed and need a PPP Loan?" Forbes article containing guidance for sole proprietors on qualifying for payroll forgiveness

CARES Act Roundtable: Unemployment for the Self-Employed: Very helpful webinar provided jointly by MCSC Women's Business Center, Cal Poly CIE Small Business Development Center, and SCORE SLO

Small Business Association website for small business guidance and loan resources

US Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQ

Veterinary Practices

CA Department of Public Health Guidance for Veterinary Practices during COVID--19. 

CVMA COVID-19 Updates (frequently updated, includes most recent guidelines from the VMB regarding telemedicine, continuing education waivers, CVMA practice recommendations, etc.)

AVMA information on COVID-19 and animals

Wellness, Mental Health, Substance Abuse

AVMA's Well-being tips: "It's okay to feel strong emotions about the impact of COVID-19."

CVMA's Wellness Programs: Includes professional resources list for substance abuse assistance, confidential diversion program information, etc.

CA's VMB Diversion Program brochure.

Facebook's Not One More Vet: Supportive online veterinary community where members can share personal feelings about work and life

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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