Mar
5
2018
Ready to improve your practice’s diabetes management game? AAHA’s newly revised Diabetes Management Guidelines feature a robust resource center full of mobile-friendly tools and educational materials to empower practitioners and pet owners alike. ...more
Mar
2
2018
An estimated 23 million pets live with families at or below the national poverty line in the United States. Families that cannot financially provide for their veterinary care. The Access to Veterinary Care Coalition (AVCC)calls them underserved populations of pets, which AVCC defines as pets with owners whose demographic, geographic, or economic characteristics impede or prevent access to veterinary care services for their pets. ...more
Mar
1
2018
Tick encounters are increasingly hard to avoid. These adaptable parasites are responsible for spreading a variety of diseases throughout the United States, and their range is increasing. To protect our pets and ourselves, it’s critical to stay alert to the risks. ...more
Mar
1
2018
In this age of consumer choice, pet owners expect medical care personalized to their cat’s unique needs and their personal lifestyle. Clients vary in their awareness of feline diabetes: some have no knowledge of feline diabetes, while others expect their cat to be managed as a human family member. ...more
Feb
28
2018
This week, dog food recalls redux, celebrity pet cloning, and Black Panther not lucky for black cats ...more
Feb
27
2018
Veterinary behavior is a relatively new specialty in our profession. Unfortunately, as such, plenty of old wives tales persist. As veterinarians and veterinary nurses, we critically evaluate and use evidenced-based medicine for our patients on a daily basis, and this should apply to behavior and training, as well. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about our patient’s behaviors that still are being propagated, despite scientific evidence to the contrary. ...more
Feb
26
2018
Telehealth is here. But is it changing the way you practice veterinary medicine? Lori Kogan, PhD, Peter Hellyer, DVM, and Regina Schoenfeld, PhD, want to find out, and they need your help. The Colorado State University (CSU) researchers are conducting a study on how veterinarians at AAHA-accredited hospitals use telemedicine to guide their decisionmaking. ...more
Feb
23
2018
Most people get hearts for Valentine’s Day. Jeanne Ficociello got a kidney. Ficociello, VMD, MS, DACVIM, and a specialist in internal medicine at AAHA-accredited VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD)—a genetic condition that cause cysts to grow on and damage the kidneys—while being treated for a lacrosse injury when she was in college. ...more
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