Sep
24
2014
The inaugural Veterinary Innovation Challenge (VIC) finished strong in September, producing a winning team with a product that Nikhil Joshi, VIC executive director, said has the potential to "shake the industry." NEWStat gave SPEAK co-founder Jamie Peisel the chance to discuss her experience at the competition, details surrounding the product she developed, and her future plans for SPEAK. ...more
Sep
16
2014
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association took a look at whether team effectiveness could reduce burnout and improve job satisfaction among veterinary teams. According to the authors, previous studies have evaluated job stress, burnout, and job satisfaction among veterinarians, but no empirical studies have focused on the entire veterinary team....more
Aug
19
2014
Inspired by the scarcity of research on work-related injuries among certified veterinary technicians (CVT), a group of researchers embarked on a mission to survey CVTs in Minnesota about their injury histories. ...more
Aug
19
2014
Just as American veterinarians have struggled with clients who are quick to consult "Dr. Google" before their own veterinarians, their British counterparts are dealing with many clients who flock to readily available online advice. ...more
Aug
12
2014
To Nikhil Joshi, the veterinary industry is full of endless possibilities for entrepreneurial veterinary students who have big ideas and the ambition to develop those ideas into businesses. The opportunity to drive growth in the veterinary industry through entrepreneurship is why Joshi, a student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine class of 2015, worked with other veterinary and business students to create the inaugural 2014 Veterinary Innovation Challenge....more
Jul
26
2014
Julie Legred, executive director of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and NAVC senior manager of veterinary technician programs, says that technicians are a practice’s best ambassadors for preventive care. ...more
Jul
26
2014
When a glass is half-empty, it’s also half-full. So let’s fill it up. That’s the outlook among veterinary leaders following disappointing news that the profession has made little progress – and some lost ground – since 2010, despite a concerted, widespread effort to promote companion animal preventive care. ...more
Jul
24
2014
The dilemma of how to handle dog waste in an environmentally friendly manner is taking a big step forward in Boulder, Colo., where city officials have initiated a program to compost tons of the material. ...more
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