Jan
17
2019
Oh, sweet relief! Just one year after launching its Veterinary Student Debt Relief Pilot Program, Banfield Pet Hospital has contributed more than $4 million to help reduce student debt for its more than 3,600 associate veterinarians, and enabled more than $10 million in student debt refinancing. ...more
Jan
17
2019
This week: Prehistoric dogs so big you wouldn’t want to pick up after them, a couple of cats living the Silicon Valley lifestyle, and a UK dog food maker unveils what’s basically kibbles ’n bits of insects ...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
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
Jan
3
2019
This week: New California divorce laws could mean custody battles over pets, a New Year’s Eve reveler wakes up in bed with a mastiff, and the most popular dog names of 2018. ...more
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