Oct
2
2017
Mental health issues such as depression, career burnout, compassion fatigue, and even suicide have become an increasingly concerning problem in the veterinary profession. To address this issue, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is proud to announce the launch of the Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative. The initiative will address wellbeing from an alternative perspective that utilizes a positive, proactive approach to help prevent or mitigate mental health issues in veterinary practice teams. ...more
Oct
2
2017
The 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats emphasize the role of opioids in the perioperative space, noting they are the most effective drug class for managing acute pain and therefore should be used routinely as part of the preoperative analgesic protocol. ...more
Oct
2
2017
Once a pet is diagnosed with OA at any stage, veterinarians can create a detailed pain management plan with these goals. ...more
Sep
28
2017
Dr. Luba Gancheva, a veterinarian who founded both the online journal Vets on the Balkans and an educational exchange program that allows veterinarians to work in various clinics in the Balkans, has been named by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and Hill's Pet Nutrition as the winner of the 2017 Next Generation Veterinary Award. ...more
Sep
26
2017
Passive-aggressive comments that mask anger lurking beneath the surface constitute snark. It seems like the world is getting snarkier all the time. But that doesn’t mean you must let those jabs drag you down or stress you. ...more
Sep
25
2017
Walking your dog can save your life, depending on how long your walk is. Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day, five days a week, can prevent one in twelve deaths. That’s the conclusion drawn from one of the largest studies ever done of the benefits of moderate physical activity. ...more
Sep
23
2017
The recent hurricanes and flooding in Florida and Texas affected everyone in their path, but dog owners may face a delayed consequence others don’t if things don’t dry out fast: heartworm disease. ...more
Sep
21
2017
Your brain may just be optimizing, according to two researchers at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research....more
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