Aug
28
2013
Beginning Nov. 1, 2013, AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals or those hospitals aspiring to gain accreditation will be required to anesthetize and intubate all dental patients in order to pass the AAHA accreditation evaluation. The standard applies to all dental procedures, including dental cleanings. ...more
Jul
24
2013
Results from the third phase of the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study were revealed at the 2013 AVMA convention in Chicago. The presenters highlighted data explaining why cat owners tend to avoid bringing their pets in for annual checkups, as well as offered action steps to help veterinarians boost their cat appointments. ...more
Jul
18
2013
During the 2013 AVMA Annual Convention in Chicago, Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) revealed its ambitious public information campaign to help veterinarians communicate the value of preventive care to pet owners, which will result in increased annual checkups and overall healthier pets. ...more
Apr
26
2013
The veterinary profession is experiencing a problem with excess capacity, and the AVMA expects that problem to persist at least through the next decade if the industry doesn't take action. According to the 2013 U.S. Veterinary Workforce Study released by the AVMA, the U.S. currently has excess capacity of 12.5 percent for the veterinary profession as a whole, and 18 percent for the small animal sector alone. ...more
Apr
10
2013
If California veterinarian Dr. Doug Kramer has his way, cats and dogs will someday become legal recipients of medical marijuana prescriptions. The headline-making veterinarian who is devoted to holistic health care for pets has been actively campaigning for the legalization of medical marijuana for pets. ...more
Mar
13
2013
The economy is continuing its slow and steady march toward recovery, and the average animal hospital is keeping pace, said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, executive director and chief executive officer of AAHA, at the 2013 AAHA Yearly Conference. ...more
Jan
30
2013
Veterinarians who are dealing with declining feline patient numbers might have one untapped source of feline patients right in their neighborhoods. ...more
Jan
23
2013
Veterinary dentistry was a common theme shared between several lectures at the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC). More specifically, speakers pointed out that dentistry is absent from far too many practices in the United States. ...more
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