AVMA Uses Telehealth to Sign Off on Santa’s Reindeer


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Of course, Santa has a veterinarian – he needs one for all those reindeer. In the past, the President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), strapped on the winter gear, and made a house call. However, due to the pandemic, this year Santa visited AVMA President Dr. Douglas Kratt virtually, using telehealth. And it worked out just fine. The good news is that those reindeer are ready to ride.

Naturally, children may have reindeer related questions, and you can find FAQ’s for curious kids HERE, which includes the truth about Rudolph’s nose (nope it’s not what some might think). And here’s the link for the official NORAD Santa tracker.

And here’s a copy of the very official travel certificate of health for those reindeer.