Apr
26
2018
This week: A daring baboon breakout, Congress could ban Americans from eating their pets, and a cancerous mass that’s anything but. ...more
Apr
19
2018
This week: Dogs get banned, a rescue backfires, and your pet wants to know if there’s anything good on Netflix. ...more
Apr
12
2018
Fifteen percent of unused human medication gets flushed down the toilet. But only about 8% of pet medications get flushed. So, are veterinarians doing a better job of educating their clients on how to properly dispose of unused medication than physicians? Maybe, but it’s still not good enough. ...more
Apr
9
2018
AAHA and management consulting firm, The Coffman Organization (TCO), have announced a collaboration to study and build stronger, healthier workplaces within the veterinary profession. The mission-oriented and often emotionally taxing work conducted by veterinary healthcare providers presents unique challenges that can lead to difficult work environments and a multitude of mental health conditions. ...more
Apr
2
2018
If the phrase “culture of heroes” (not to mention “apple pancakes” and “Mr. Delicious”) mean nothing to you, chances are you missed keynote speaker Kevin Brown, at AAHA Nashville 2017. Fortunately, you’ve got another chance: Based on overwhelming positive feedback from this popular session, AAHA is excited to have Brown back to deliver the keynote on the final day of Connexity 2018. ...more
Mar
29
2018
This week: A family buries the wrong cat, Smuckers recalls more dog treats, and guinea pigs pose a potential threat. ...more
Mar
28
2018
Which caregivers should be allowed to put their hands on a client’s pet? And under what circumstances? For that matter, what constitutes a qualified caregiver? A bill is coming to a vote before the California State Assembly’s Committee on Business and Professions next Tuesday that could change the answers to those questions, at least in California, and pose some thorny new ones with serious implications for the veterinary industry nationwide. ...more
Mar
27
2018
People have been traveling with emotional support animals for years, claiming they serve a mental health purpose. But the scientific case for comfort animals is very weak, according to this Prevention article. “These animals provide the sole purpose of emotional support,” says Molly Crossman, a doctoral student in clinical study at Yale University who authored a study about how animals impact human psychological distress. ...more
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