Veterinarians nationwide are dealing with a COVID pet boom. They are so backlogged they can't take new patients, even when extending hours and hiring additional staff. The American Pet Products Association estimates roughly 12.6 million households acquired a new pet last year after the pandemic began.
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic Americans adopted about 12 million pets in 2020, and veterinarian offices are experiencing unprecedented demand.