As the economic situation worsens and clients become more cautious, veterinarians clinics are looking for ways to make the situation more bearable for everyone. This means rethinking strategies and narrowing down the scope of services to only those required by their clients. They must also maintain contact with current and potential clients and be available for support and information. The impact of business closure orders on veterinarians varies from state to state. Thankfully, many states consider veterinary care an essential service and permit them to remain open during business shutdowns. Moreover, some states permit vets to remain open in order to provide emergency services. Some states have stricter regulations, which can impact their ability to stay open. While veterinarians are aware of their roles as advocates and are willing to put patients' interests first, there are also other demands on them that can distract them from serving their patients' best interests. Several veterinarians mentioned that the focus on the animals' welfare is sometimes overshadowed by other client demands. In a survey, veterinarians discussed the various contexts affecting their practice, and emphasized the importance of acting in the patient's best interest. A focus group study of veterinarians working in small animal practices in US revealed a diverse range of business models. This included university hospitals, corporate chains, and privately-owned veterinary clinics of various sizes. Although these clinics share many characteristics, they are distinct from each other in terms of size and scope.