Jan
29
2019
With temperatures plunging and much of the country expected to remain in the deep freeze through the weekend, AAHA Senior Veterinary Officer Heather Loenser, DVM, urges veterinary professionals to remind pet owners of the dangers that cold weather can pose to pets and pass along the following cold weather safety tips. ...more
Jan
29
2019
Developed jointly by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), these preventive healthcare guidelines provide information for the practice team on preventive healthcare for feline and canine patients. The one-page, double-sided guidelines are easy to download and can be used as a template for creating your practice’s own customized guidelines. Already have guidelines in place? Then use these tools to do a side-by-side comparison and see how your guidelines stack up. ...more
Jan
28
2019
Things are moving fast in the world of feline pathogens. The authors of a recent review article in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery say “the rate at which novel [or previously unknown] viruses are being discovered now exceeds our understanding of their clinical relevance.” And it’s not just happening to cats: A 2008 paper in Nature described the discovery of 335 infectious diseases in the global human population between 1940 and 2004. ...more
Jan
24
2019
You could have a say on the future of veterinary education. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) Selection Committee is seeking interested and qualified veterinarians to serve on the council. Per the AVMA, “This is one of the most important volunteer roles that AVMA members can fill.” ...more
Jan
24
2019
This week: Proof that there’s life after not getting into veterinary school, Boo goes bye bye, and Wag offers hush money to pet owners after a walk goes awry. ...more
Jan
24
2019
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

February is upon us, and that means veterinary practices across the country are knee deep in dentals. In January, Trends tapped social media experts for marketing tips to help fill your schedule....more
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
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