Nov
16
2017
Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and in Washington, DC. Legal for people, that is, not pets. As far as the medicinal benefits of marijuana for pets go, the jury is still out. ...more
Oct
31
2017
Three AAHA-accredited hospitals have joined Southern Veterinary Partners’ growing network of animal hospitals.The addition of Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, Hoegemeyer Animal Clinic in Kerrville, Texas, and Charlotte Street Animal Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina raises the total to 34. ...more
Oct
26
2017
Anyone who has ever put a beloved pet to sleep might wonder if there’s such a thing as a good euthanasia. Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, and a leading authority on companion animal euthanasia, says yes. “A good euthanasia is one that holds beauty in the presence of extreme sadness and heartbreak,” Cooney says. ...more
Oct
25
2017
You hear these questions from clients all the time. And no matter how often you answer, they can’t keep it straight. It’s too much information, there’s too much going on in the exam room—it’s overwhelming.
AAHA’s newly updated brochure, “Vaccinating Your Pet,” can help. It answers these and other common questions, such as ...more
Oct
20
2017
California became the first state to ban the sale of commercially bred puppies in pet stores when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 485 on October 13. With any luck, the new law will help put puppy mills out of business nationwide. A.B. 485, also known as the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, requires pet store owners who sell dogs for retail...more
Oct
16
2017
The 2018 ICCVM call for abstracts is open. The 2018 International Conference on Communication in Veterinary Medicine takes place March 22 – 25, 2018, at the Hockley Valley Resort in Ontario, Canada. This unique, interactive conference . . . ...more
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
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
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