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May 07, 2018

AVMA announces winners of 3 major awards

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Merck Animal Health this week announced the winners of three of the most prestigious awards in veterinary medicine, animal welfare, and the human-animal bond. AVMA announced the awards—the AVMA Humane Award, the AVMA Animal Welfare Award and the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award—on Monday, May 7, to coincide with National Pet Week (May 6–12).

March 02, 2018

23 million pets need your opinion

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.

February 13, 2018

Not all shedding is normal

Animal health pros frequently get questions about excessive pet hair shedding. It is generally normal or seasonal, but there are times to be concerned. Darin Dell, DVM, shares perspectives on causes of shedding.

January 09, 2018

2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines now available

Diabetes management can be overwhelming and time-consuming for both pet owners and practitioners. To help with this challenge, AAHA is pleased to release its newly revised Diabetes Management Guidelines. Created with an additional focus on empowering veterinary technicians to be a primary source of education and support for owners of diabetic pets, the 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats offer

December 06, 2017

Finally: Hope for FIP

A new clinical trial has led to a stunning breakthrough in the treatment of feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), a lethal feline viral disease that has historically been considered untreatable.FIP is almost always fatal.

October 31, 2017

AAHA-accredited hospitals join Southern Veterinary Partners

Three AAHA-accredited hospitals have joined Southern Veterinary Partners’ growing network of animal hospitals.The addition of Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, Hoegemeyer Animal Clinic in Kerrville, Texas, and Charlotte Street Animal Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina raises the total to 34.

October 25, 2017

What are vaccines, Why do my pets need so many?

You hear these questions from clients all the time. And no matter how often you answer, they can’t keep it straight. It’s too much information, there’s too much going on in the exam room—it’s overwhelming. AAHA’s newly updated brochure, “Vaccinating Your Pet,” can help. It answers these and other common questions, such as

September 28, 2017

Veterinary entrepreneur with a passion for CE earns Next Gen award

Dr. Luba Gancheva, a veterinarian who founded both the online journal Vets on the Balkans and an educational exchange program that allows veterinarians to work in various clinics in the Balkans, has been named by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and Hill's Pet Nutrition as the winner of the 2017 Next Generation Veterinary Award.

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