'Stay four koalas apart': an animal hospital's response to coronavirus – in pictures

Telehealth appointments and delays in elective surgery aren’t just for people – veterinarians have also changed how they work during the Covid-19 pandemic

Just as in a human hospital, the staff at the University of Sydney’s veterinary teaching hospital begin their shifts with rounds. In these meetings they hand over crucial information about their patients and discuss the day ahead.

Only now, as the hospital practises physical distancing, these rounds are taking place in a National Trust-awarded building designed a century ago.

To maintain social distancing, the morning handover for interns and doctors happens in the historic animal-inspection building at Sydney University’s veterinary teaching hospital.

Skye Welsh hands over her cavoodle, Jessie, to Dr Phan Mponda for surgery.

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Mark Lawrie, the veterinary teaching hospital’s chief executive, views an X-ray.

A social distancing reminder in the teaching hospital.

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Source: theguardian
'Stay four koalas apart': an animal hospital's response to coronavirus – in pictures