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Covid-19 Guidance for Vets & Vet Nurses

We're continuing to update this page with the latest information and guidance to support you through the Covid-19 pandemic.


Following publication of the RCVS guidance for the whole of the veterinary profession, and having presented BEVA's draft guidelines to the RCVS we are now able to confirm our guidelines for equine vets for the current lockdown. Remember these are not normal times, this is not business as usual.

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RCVS Guidance

View the latest from the RCVS on the RCVS website, and download their clinical flowchart below.

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Eligibility to Travel

Downloads BEVA's letter confirming why you are travelling during the Covid-19 lockdown should you be asked.

Download letter

Survey Results

Our survey was conducted to assess the impact on the equine veterinary profession. Results can be viewed here.

Survey Results

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of non-emergency work should I consider doing at the current time?

Can I continue to administer booster influenza vaccinations in the absence of an immediate risk to the horse’s health?

Can I continue to undertake routine pre-breeding and stud work?

Should I carry out colt castrations at this time?

What should I do if I need to attend an emergency case where it will be impossible to maintain 2 metres physical distancing with a client?

What about use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks?

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Useful Links

RCVS Guidance

(including frequently asked questions)

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RCVS Knowledge Guidance

(veterinary advice, research references, access to evidence, infection control and biosecurity resources, links to relevant government agencies and international organisations (including webinar on infection control and biosecurity during COVID-19)

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VDS Guidance


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UK Government Advice Hub


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UK Government advice for pet owners


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The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) Guidance


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NHS Advice


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World Health Organization (WHO) Advice


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BVA Guidance


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