Apr
18
2019
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

There’s no such thing as “just a tech.” Of course, you already know that. From assisting veterinarians in the surgery suite to educating pet owners in the exam room, technicians are critically important to daily practice operations and invaluable members of the medical team. Just ask any practice owner or manager, and they’ll be quick to tell you just how hard a great technician is to find—and, these days, even more difficult to keep. ...more
Apr
16
2019
Most of us have left a meeting or discussion mumbling this to ourselves or a colleague about a deadline, “YHTBKM!” Often, there’s no discussion in spite of the group’s knowledge that the deadline is not realistic. Deadlines are one of the bigger sources of workplace stress. Employees worry that by asking for a deadline extension, their managers would think they were incompetent and unmotivated. According to studies, managers generally view asking for an extension as a sign of motivation. ...more
Apr
11
2019
This week: Abandoning a pet fish isn’t nice but it’s not against the law in North Carolina, a beagle finds a buried woolly rhino bone, and dogs dislike negative people as much as you do. ...more
Apr
11
2019
In a new paper “Evidence-based paradigm shifts in veterinary behavioral medicine,” Karen L. Overall, MA VMD, PhD, DACVB, editor-in-chief of Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, and a senior research scientist in the Biology Department, University of Pennsylvania, reviews the recent literature on veterinary behavior medicine. ...more
Apr
10
2019
They just don’t care. At least, that’s a reasonable conclusion to draw from a new study by Japanese researchers that suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. ...more
Apr
9
2019
Educating your clients on the importance of preventive healthcare is the easiest way to get them to schedule more appointments. ...more
Apr
8
2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved Proin ER (phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride extended release), a tablet for the control of urinary incontinence in dogs. It could be a game changer. ...more
Apr
4
2019
This week: Pet food recalls involving Salmonella in one brand and little pieces of plastic in another, veterinarians line up against each other over donor dogs in California, and the mystery of Scotland’s “Dog Suicide Bridge.” ...more
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