Resources for Veterinary Professionals & Pet Owners

Updated 2/22/2021

West Virginia Specific

  • PRE-REGISTRATION COVID-19 VACCINATIONS:

    On January 13, 2021, the WVVMA and West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine requested information for veterinary professionals that were age 50 or above that would like to have the COVID vaccination.

    To streamline the process, the WV COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System will now be used in lieu of receiving contact information from boards and associations to assist those in registering to be vaccinated.

    So, the names that were submitted to the Board office, were NOT entered into the system.

    Each person, no matter the age, must pre-register themselves on the new system at vaccinate.wv.gov.

    When pre-registering in the system, it is important that you indicate you are with the veterinary professionals.

    If you do not have the ability to register online, please call the COVID-19 Vaccine Info Line at 1-833-734-0965 to get help with pre-registration. The info line is active from Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Click here for instructions on how to register.

    Click here for instructions on how to register in Spanish.

    Below are some points of clarifications.

    • Registrations for COVID-19 vaccinations are to be completed in the WV COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System found at vaccinate.wv.gov or by calling the WV COVID-19 Vaccine Info line at 1-833-734-0965. The vendor for this registration system is Everbridge. Sometimes the WV COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System is referred to as the Everbridge system.
    • If an employee lives in a state other than WV,  they work in WV and have a WV business address they may register to receive vaccination in WV. In the registration process, entries can be made for multiple addresses. If an employee lives in another state and works in WV, they are strongly encouraged to have an employee identification supporting they work in WV to get vaccinated in WV.
    • Currently vaccinations are being conducted through community vaccination clinics that are located in all 55 counties. The clinics operate as a whole of community approach and involve multiple partners within the county, including the local health department, community health center, pharmacies, and more. Any person who registers with vaccinate.wv.gov the registration date/time, etc. will be contacted by the health department or through the registration system. 
    • Moving forward, private pharmacies may be administering vaccines. At this time, community vaccination clinics are the primary sites for vaccine administration. 
    • The on-line vaccination registration system has the option of multiple languages, including Spanish. Click on the top right corner of the main page to select the preferred language. 

  • WV legislative update from WVVMA lobbyist
  • West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine update
  • West Virginia Department of Human & Health Resources update
  • Emergency COVID Inventory Sheet
  • Shop Local – Practice Poster
  • West Virginia Strong – The Comeback

Press Releases & Helpful Websites

Pet Owner Specific Information

  • The AVMA has a great document that helps to answer your important questions regarding your pet: click here
  • The Pennsylvania VMA has a great informational video on when you should take your pet to the vet during this time: click here
  • The Florida VMA has great brochure packed with helpful information: click here
  • Helpful flyers to hang up in your clinic for clients: click here
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies for your clinic: click here


WVVMA Mission

The WVVMA is committed to the advancement of veterinary knowledge, animal health and service to the public. We provide our veterinary community with education, communication resources and professional fellowship.

Contact

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3801 Westerre Parkway, Suite D.
Henrico, VA 23233
804-346-0170

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