Triage Tool for Cats and Dogs during Lockdown

Please find below our Triage Tool for use during Lockdown measures. It is intended to help vets in practice identify and process emergency canine and feline cases during the challenging circumstances as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. The Tool is available to all vets, free of charge. 


This downloadable and printable Tool, which has been created by more than ten specialists, enables vets/nurses and receptionists to rapidly identify cases which are urgent, potentially urgent, non-urgent or can be delayed. This should help to ensure that limited veterinary resources are used efficiently without compromising animal health or welfare.

The Triage Tool for use during Lockdown measures is free to download and share here

For the full supporting guidance document, including the Triage Tool please click here Please note that whilst the Triage Tool in this more detailed Guidance document is primarily intended for use following Lockdown, the Guidance itself when used whilst applying professional judgement should provide a useful steer on how to prioritise and manage cases during any stricter Lockdown measures. You can access the relevant RCVS flow chart here


Here at the BSAVA, we are continually monitoring the situation around Covid-19 and aiming to provide as much information as possible to our members and the wider public. The triage tool is one of a number of initiatives and resources being shared. To find out more, please visit our advice page here. 

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