Jan
23
2019
When we think of certain dog breeds, specific characteristics come to mind: Beagles are boisterous. Afghans are aloof. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are sycophantic and suck up to royalty (not really). But it’s well documented that different breeds have different personalities. Are those differences determined by DNA? ...more
Jan
22
2019
Whether you’re interacting with a brand-new hire, a peer, a direct report or even your boss, needing to tell someone they messed up is always awkward. Fortunately, there are a few phrases you can lean on without being totally brutal. ...more
Jan
21
2019
When bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them, we’re all in trouble. The mitigation of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microorganisms is one of the most important global challenges facing both human and animal healthcare. Researchers at Colorado State University and the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence have partnered in a study of small animal veterinary antibiotic prescription practices with the aim of finding ways that the veterinary profession can meet that challenge.They need your help. ...more
Jan
17
2019
Oh, sweet relief! Just one year after launching its Veterinary Student Debt Relief Pilot Program, Banfield Pet Hospital has contributed more than $4 million to help reduce student debt for its more than 3,600 associate veterinarians, and enabled more than $10 million in student debt refinancing. ...more
Jan
17
2019
This week: Prehistoric dogs so big you wouldn’t want to pick up after them, a couple of cats living the Silicon Valley lifestyle, and a UK dog food maker unveils what’s basically kibbles ’n bits of insects ...more
Jan
16
2019
Open-heart mitral valve repair on dogs is a tricky procedure at best, and the usual success rate is 60% to 75%, depending on the dog’s size, age, heart status, and overall health at the time of surgery. Japanese cardiologist Masami Uechi, DVM, can boast a success rate of 90%. Soon, he'll be teaching US veterinarians how he does it. ...more
Jan
15
2019
Preventive Healthcare is an important part of your commitment to quality care for your patients. But, at any busy practice, preventive healthcare can get lost in the non-stop action of a regular day. Sometimes it takes a talented champion within the practice team to keep preventive healthcare a priority within your clinic.That champion can be you. ...more
Jan
11
2019
A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine reviewed all opioids dispensed at the veterinary school for from January 2007 through December 2017. The findings show that prescriptions rose 41% annually, while the number of patient visits rose only 13%.The researchers found the ratio worrisome. ...more
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