Jun
13
2019
Every couple of months, the staff at AAHA-accredited Veterinary Center of Parker (VCP) in Parker, Colorado, sterilizes a couple of dozen used single-use, disposable endotracheal (ET) tubes and hands them over to Project V.E.T.S. To be used again.Yes, It’s an AAHA best practice that single-use, disposable endotracheal tubes be thrown away, not recycled, but that standard doesn’t apply to Project V.E.T.S. ...more
Jun
13
2019
This week: A man attacks a bear who attacked his dog and pays the price, 142 cats rescued from Iowa cat hoarder’s home, and the CDC warns not to get too cozy with that hedgehog. ...more
Jun
12
2019
When momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy—including the dog.That’s what new research out of Scandinavia suggests. Scientists from Linkoping University in Sweden published a study last week in the journal Scientific Reports that indicates dogs who have stressed-out owners are more likely to be stressed out, too. ...more
Jun
11
2019
Looking for a fast and inexpensive way to refresh your hospital’s interior design? The experts at Animal Arts and authors of the award-winning book, Practical Guide to Veterinary Hospital Design, share five top tips. 1. Consider the animals. Everyone has a favorite color, but did you know that colors that appeal to you may appear dull or visually jarring to animals? ...more
Jun
11
2019
Positive and negative contrast studies can provide additional, often valuable, information to aid in diagnostic evaluation of the urinary tract. Daniel VanderHart, DVM, DACVR, leaves no stone unturned as he discusses the various types of calculi and the use of radiography and ultrasonography. ...more
Jun
6
2019
This week: The real star of Pet Sematary dies, a facial recognition app for finding lost pets, and a cat-killing veterinarian doesn’t get her day in court. ...more
Jun
6
2019
Nearly five million people in the US are bitten by dogs each year. The most common victims are children, most of whom are bitten by family pets. But which breed bites the most? That’s hard to say, because according to a new study, “unknown” tops the list. ...more
Jun
5
2019
An uncontrolled outbreak of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) has reached epidemic proportions in one northern Mexico town and started spreading to the United States last year, according to a 2018 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...more
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