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May 25, 2023
Embracing the power of checklists with Stephen CitalWhat do two pain-management and anesthesia experts talk about when they get together? It all starts with checklists. Tasha McNerney interviews Stephen Cital about how the field has changed from the old-fashioned belief that “animals don’t feel pain” to where we are today.
May 22, 2023
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Families Day on June 1 with PrideVMCPrideVMC will host a parents panel on June 1 for LGBTQ+ Families Day. What started 18 years ago as a blogging event to support parents of LGTBTQ + community members has now become a widely celebrated holiday for those in the community and their allies .
May 19, 2023
New Jersey‘s first veterinary school offers hope for statewide staffing shortagesPhilanthropist Gerald B. Shreiber donated $30 million to open the first veterinary school in New Jersey, set to open in 2025. He hopes in-state tuition and expanded degree options—including for veterinary assistants and technicians—will keep more vet med professionals in the state.
May 19, 2023
Vetspacito: Overcoming language barriers in veterinary careCreated by veterinarians, Vetspacito is more than a business—its founders want it to be a movement. Resources include pet owner education videos, English and Spanish informational flyers, and seminars on how to better serve the Spanish speaking-population through cultural competency.
May 18, 2023
Palliative care: The missing piece of chronic disease managementRethinking what many veterinarians are taught, palliative care is an intentional way to improve life—whether the patient recovers or not. Kate Boatright, VMD, talks with Lynn Hendrix, DVM, CHPV, of The Palliative Vet.
May 16, 2023
Online veterinary assistant training—the gift that gives back to your practiceAAHA and Dallas College offer the Veterinary Assistant Program—an online program great for veterinary assistants, practice managers, kennel assistants, etc.—anyone in your practice who is ready to take the next step in their career.
May 13, 2023
Vet Teams IRL: Theresa Cosper-Roberts, RVT, CVPM, CVBLIn this edition of Vet Teams IRL, meet registered veterinary technician Theresa Cosper-Roberts, RVT, CVPM, CVBL, surgical training center manager at Louisiana State University.
May 10, 2023
What approval for canine OA treatment Librela means for dogs (and the people who love them)Nearly 40% of dogs show signs of canine osteoarthritis (OA), but many don’t receive treatment. That could change with the newly FDA-approved Librela, a monthly injectable that has been used by veterinarians in Europe for the past two years with largely positive results.
May 10, 2023
New AAHA guidelines offer clarity on endocrine disease in dogs and catsEndocrine diseases are highly common, but often missed early on due to subtle and variable symptoms. The 2023 AAHA Selected Endocrinopathies of Dogs and Cats Guidelines are out now , including helpful resources to demystify these complex and confusing cases for your whole team.
May 9, 2023
Xylazine and veterinary medicine: Where do we stand?What does the human health crisis around xylazine mean for the future availability of this drug for veterinary use? Emily Singler, VMD, offers a snapshot of where we are currently in the race to regulate xylazine—and the potential impacts on vet med.