Jan
15
2019
Preventive Healthcare is an important part of your commitment to quality care for your patients. But, at any busy practice, preventive healthcare can get lost in the non-stop action of a regular day. Sometimes it takes a talented champion within the practice team to keep preventive healthcare a priority within your clinic.That champion can be you. ...more
Jan
11
2019
A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine reviewed all opioids dispensed at the veterinary school for from January 2007 through December 2017. The findings show that prescriptions rose 41% annually, while the number of patient visits rose only 13%.The researchers found the ratio worrisome. ...more
Jan
10
2019
The numbers are grim. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), female veterinarians are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than members of the general population. And while female veterinarians account for two-thirds of US veterinarians, their suicide rate is more than twice that for male veterinarians. ...more
Jan
10
2019
This week: Airport security replacing pointy-eared sniffer dogs with floppy-eared ones; canine aggressiveness could be linked to gut microbes; and if you’re into kink, you could be a cat owner. ...more
Jan
9
2019
Crushing student debt. Burnout. Compassion fatigue. Employee turnover. Starting salaries that barely pay the bills. Unhappy clients who publicly shame you online. These are just some of the challenges facing today’s veterinary professionals. And they can all be daunting. That’s why promoting a healthy workplace culture at your practice has never been more important. Now, Merck Animal Health and AHHA are working together to help you do exactly that. ...more
Jan
8
2019
Douglas Palma, DVM, provides a handy decision-tree guide to help in the assessment of nasal discharge in cats. Apparently, not everything is “snuffles.” This guide will make a good screening tool to use during a telemedicine appointment to drive questions....more
Jan
4
2019
Lyme disease in dogs is showing up in places it didn’t used to. And that could mean humans are at increased risk for catching a disease that’s already on the rise in dogs. That’s according to a new study by the Companion Animal Council (CAPC), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the threat parasites present to pets and family members. ...more
Jan
3
2019
If you’re a veterinary professional, empathy for animals could be hardwired into your DNA, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). And not just veterinary professionals—the study, published in the journal Animals,showed that people who display a greater-than-average compassion for animals are genetically different. ...more
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