Veterinarians Donate to Hospitals
March 26, 2020 5:23AM CDT
RALEIGH, NC (AP) — What works for Fido also works for Jane and John Doe: Veterinary hospitals from North Carolina to New York to Colorado are giving vital equipment and supplies to their human-focused counterparts to fight the spread of COVID-19. Breathing machines, masks, gowns, protective suits _ the donations come in response to a call last week from the U.S. agriculture secretary for materials to combat the pandemic. One veterinary official says the schools have lined up more than six dozen ventilators that could be commandeered for human treatment. Private institutions are also heeding the call, identifying about 100 full-service ventilators nationwide that can be pressed into service.