Mar
20
2018
Two years ago, Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) partnered with Vetstreet, a leading provider of veterinary marketing solutions, to develop the Inactive Client Program, a client-centric email reminder program to reengage inactive pet owners. The new program targeted pet owners whose pets had not been seen by a veterinary practice for 14 months or longer. 1,612 practices enrolled. ...more
Mar
19
2018
The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (AKC CHF) and the V Foundation for Cancer Research are collaborating to fund cancer research for dogs—research that shows a very real possibility of helping humans, too. It’s the very definition of comparative oncology. ...more
Mar
16
2018
AAHA hates to blow its own horn, and luckily, we don’t have to. We prefer it when other people say nice things about us. Like this profile of AAHA by writer Scott Smith posted March 12, 2018 on the consumersadvocate.org website. “In 1933, the United States was reeling. It was the fourth year of the Great Depression....more
Mar
14
2018
The opioid shortage isn’t going away any time soon. The shortage, which is severely affecting veterinarians’ ability to provide pain management for patients, is expected to last into 2019. The primary short-term cause is a production issue at a Pfizer, Inc. plant in Kansas, but residual hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center, and a pre-existing Drug Enforcement Agency mandate to reduce the manufacture of opioid medication in the United States by 20% in 2018, are also having an effect. ...more
Mar
13
2018
Meredith Rogers, MS, CMPP, reviews the advances in stem cell therapies in veterinary medicine. She notes that clinical trials are few and most evidence of efficacy comes from anecdotal reports. Rogers says the biggest obstacles preventing more frequent use of stem cell therapy are access and cost. Beyond this, no guidelines currently exist with respect to stem cell therapy, though other resources can aid in making treatment decisions. ...more
Mar
12
2018
Mental health and wellness issues remain a vital concern for all members of the veterinary medical community, from students to practitioners. Now, leading organizations in the profession are taking action to address the problem. You can join them. ...more
Mar
9
2018
Civilian dogs everywhere will come to attention on Tuesday, March 13, National K-9 Veterans Day, when Zoetis launches its Dogs Salute Dogs campaign. The new campaign, which is part of the company’s K-9 Courage Program, is designed to give civilian dogs the chance to “paws” and honor their heroes—military and police dogs—with a nationwide digital salute through a custom Facebook profile picture frame....more
Mar
8
2018
This week: Cats! Two dead cats spark a cat food recall, a cat gets under a model’s skin—literally, and a cat owner adopts a kidney donor (it’s good to have a spare) ...more
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