Report: Veterinarian appointments up

COVID-19 pandemic pet adoption and an increase in attention on pets have spiked a need for veterinarian care, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal. According to a report from the American Veterinary Medical Association, veterinary appointment bookings grew by 4.5% in 2020 and are on track to grow by nearly 7% in 2021. An increase in clientele and a backlog of nonemergency service appointments have created scheduling delays and full appointment books. Additionally, pet owners are spending more time with their animals and calling about problems they may have not noticed when they were not spending as much time at home.