Jun
21
2018
This week: A poll determines America’s favorite on-screen pet, a cool tool estimates the cost of earning a DVM degree, and smarter animals could cause more trouble. ...more
Jun
21
2018
Dogs in the workplace are nothing new to people who work in animal hospitals. But for a lot people, it’s a something that only happens once a year. This Friday, June 22, is the twentieth annual Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay). ...more
Jun
20
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) have been around for more than a century in the human medical realm. But as more corporations dominate the business world, GPOs have expanded into other industries, including veterinary medicine. This article looks at the various GPOs that veterinary practices can join, including AAHA’s own version of the GPO, AAHA Advantage.
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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
Jun
19
2018
Sometimes a huge gap exists between what a veterinarian tells a client and what the client actually hears. Most practices don't realize these communication gaps even exist! We know this because a white paper was recently published that covers a five-year span of healthcare teams and owners participating in the survey. ...more
Jun
18
2018
Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common type of heart disease and one of the most common causes of death in cats, but detecting it can be tricky because many cats who have HCM are asymptomatic. HCM causes the muscular walls of a cat’s heart to thicken, decreasing the efficiency of the heart and sometimes creating symptoms in other parts of the body. And although veterinarians have known about HCM for nearly 50 years, almost nothing was known about its epidemiology. Until now. ...more
Jun
14
2018
This week: Potential mates swipe right on pictures of pets, a daring raccoon holds a city in thrall, and first responders save . . . a really tired dog? ...more
Jun
13
2018
Raw food diets are rooted in the notion that dogs and cats are carnivores who crave protein and evolved to eat meat. But is meat what they really want to eat? Maybe only if it tastes good. A new study shows that when food is altered to remove the appetizing taste, dogs and cats will pass up protein in favor of other macronutrients. Specifically, dogs prefer fat, and cats like carbs. ...more
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