Aug
29
2018
When it’s all about quality of care, everyone’s on board. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) on Thursday released a joint statement of support for
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Aug
27
2018
Okay, maybe just one needle every three months. But one shot every 90 days sure beats daily insulin injections, if promising new research out of Purdue University bears fruit. Last week, the school released the preliminary findings of a new study: The first minimally invasive therapy to successfully reverse Type 1 diabetes within 24 hours and maintain insulin independence for at least 90 days in test subjects. ...more
Aug
16
2018
The United States is battling an epidemic of opioid abuse that claimed 42,000 lives and caused 1,000 emergency room visits per day in 2016. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knows that veterinarians are on the front lines of that fight. And “doctor-shopping” patients are only part of the problem. ...more
Aug
15
2018
A family pet is lost every two seconds. One out of three pets is lost during their lifetimes. Only one in ten is found. The numbers are worrisome: more than ten million pets are lost each year. Even more worrisome....more
Aug
1
2018
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave veterinarians the green light to use cannabis in the treatment of pets—in a manner of speaking. Put it this way: It didn’t say they couldn’t. Here’s what happened. ...more
Jul
13
2018
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of pet food containing peas, among other vegetables. Martine Hartogensis, DVM, deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Surveillance and Compliance, called the reports “highly unusual” because they’re occurring in breeds with no genetic predisposition to DCM. ...more
Jul
12
2018
This week: It’s high noon in Texas for two rival veterinary schools; if you bought your pet on a payment plan, you better check the fine print; and the world’s smallest living dog gets cloned—a lot! ...more
Jun
19
2018
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the AAHA Awards for Proficiency in Primary Care. AAHA works with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Primary Care Veterinary Educators to present these awards in recognition of fourth-year AAHA student members who have shown outstanding clinical proficiency in primary care. The program is open to all fourth-year students who attend a veterinary college with an AAHA-accredited teaching hospital. ...more
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