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|Questions to Consider Making Decisions on Elective vs. Non-Elective Care|
Questions to Consider Making Decisions on Elective vs. Non-Elective Care
In determining if a procedure is elective or non-elective, NJVMA suggests considering the following questions; if you answer “no” to any of these questions, the procedure can be considered elective and postponed; if you answer “yes” to any question, the procedure can be considered non-elective and may take place.
For non-elective cases that typically require the use of protective equipment like gloves and masks, please review the latest from the AVMA on the conservation of these supplies: Please go to https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/guidelines-ppe-covid-19-pandemic-demand-exceeds for the latest guidelines from AVMA on techniques for conservation of PPE.