Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center Operations Update

May 26, 2021

Dear CVM Community, 

Effective June 1, 2021, the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center will return to pre-pandemic operations in compliance with new Centers for Disease Control, State of Iowa and Board of Regents recommendations and guidelines, which has removed the mask and physical distancing mandates.

What does this mean? Beginning on June 1, clients in both the small and large animal hospitals will be allowed into the building and will be taken to exam rooms (when appropriate) while fourth-year students will discuss the patients’ history and plan. Patients will now be discharged in person. If a client does not wish to come into the building, fourth-year students will meet the client outside and collect their animal. For those clients, patient history, plan and discharge will continue to be obtained curbside or by phone.

By June 1, all LVMC residents who have been using exam rooms as temporary offices will be able to return to their assigned office spaces which we are having professionally cleaned. This will free up the exam rooms to be used for client interactions. We hope to have the chairs and tables in Rounds Rooms back to pre-pandemic layouts but some adjustments may need to be done over the next few weeks.

Students, faculty or staff who have a medical reason for not returning to pre-pandemic work flow and interacting with others, must work with either Student Accessibility Services (students) or Human Resources (employees) to obtain an accommodation. Students should know they do not have the option of simply not participating in course activities because they are concerned with COVID. 

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility that you have shown during the pandemic and for helping transition back to this important learning aspect of our fourth-year students’ training.

Dan Grooms, DVM, PhD
Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine