The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Ventilators Shipped from Veterinarians to Hospitals to Combat COVID-19 Shortage The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Ventilators Shipped from Veterinarians to Hospitals to Combat COVID-19 Shortage

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Ventilators Shipped from Veterinarians to Hospitals to Combat COVID-19 Shortage


The nation's hospitals, facing dire shortages of lifesaving ventilators as the coronavirus outbreak continues, are finding help from an unlikely source: animal doctors.

The country's largest veterinary schools, animal hospitals and even zoos are offering up ventilators to hospitals that are scrambling to care for a growing number of critically ill coronavirus patients. Similar efforts elsewhere could produce hundreds of machines and save countless lives.

"Every single one of these ventilators makes a difference," Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe, chief executive officer of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, told ABC News.

To read on this story, click here: Ventilators shipped from veterinarians to hospitals to combat COVID-19 shortage


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