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#VetPawsitivity: Daniella’s Story

Daniella was BVA President during the initial lockdowns and says it was a challenge leading the veterinary profession ‘through a completely unprecedented and difficult time.

“In the midst of the pandemic, my patients have made me smile even more broadly than they used to. The waggy tail on the dog happy to see you or the cat that goes home after being hospitalised for a few days – the positives seem ever more valuable during these difficult times,” says Daniella Dos Santos, Senior Vice President of the BVA (British Veterinary Association) and carer of Bridget a Working Cocker Spaniel.

 

“I am proud of how the whole profession has stepped up during the pandemic, changing their ways of working but making sure that animals of all shapes and sizes are cared for, protecting animal health and welfare as well as public health.”

 

Daniella was BVA President during the initial lockdowns and says it was a challenge leading the veterinary profession ‘through a completely unprecedented and difficult time.

 

“The way we consult has changed dramatically, and many of us are doing ‘car park’ consults to minimise contact within the closed space of a consulting room,” she explains.

 

“It has been challenging having conversations in car parks, and for clients it has also been strange having their pets examined away from them. But we have all worked together to make sure all pets are getting the veterinary care they need during lockdown.”

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