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January 16, 2017

Pet Food Institute educates on pet nutrition

There is a lot of misinformation concerning pet food and pet nutrition on the internet. To that end, the Pet Food Institute (PFI) wants to serve as a resource for both pet owners and veterinarians, with a focus on providing factual information for those who may have questions about pet food or treat safety, nutrition, and ingredients.

January 09, 2017

Mars, Incoporated to acquire VCA Inc.

MCLEAN, Va. and LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire — Mars, Incorporated and VCA Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF) today announced that they have entered an agreement under which Mars will acquire all of the outstanding shares of VCA for $93 per share, or a total value of approximately $9.1 billion including $1.4 billion in outstanding debt.

January 04, 2017

Winn and the AAFP to offer two joint scholarships for 2017

Winn Feline Foundation (Winn) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are pleased to announce two joint scholarships for third or fourth year veterinary students enrolled in an accredited veterinary college or school in the United States or Canada. The two $2,500 awards will be based upon academic achievement, financial need, leadership, and dedication to and excellence in the study of feline medicine, health and welfare.

November 30, 2016

Federal judge issues delay on FLSA overtime rule

On Nov. 22, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction to stop the implementation of U.S. Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule. This FLSA change would have significantly increased the threshold for overtime exemption pay from $23,660 to $47,476. The injunction means that changes are no longer effective Dec. 1, 2016. The injunction is temporary, but could become permanent, although it’s also possible that the rule could be changed and other standards put into place.

November 14, 2016

2016 AAHA/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines now available

For pet owners and practitioners, the events surrounding the end of a pet’s life are as important and meaningful as the sum of all the care provided throughout his lifetime. That’s why AAHA teamed up with the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) to create the 2016 AAHA/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines. A first for the veterinary profession, these groundbreaking guidelines will provide a framework and enable practice teams to better recognize the needs of patients, clients, and team members during this difficult time.

November 10, 2016

Free webinar shares how to transition to corporate work

If you’ve been thinking about making a job change and want to explore the corporate side of veterinary medicine, a free webinar may provide insights. On Nov. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. CST, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Veterinary Career Center is offering a free webinar on how to make the transition into corporate work. Webinar attendees are also eligible for one hour of veterinary CE credits.

November 07, 2016

AVMA scholarships to leadership conference available

If you or a colleague wants to brush up on leadership skills, a new opportunity enables you to do just that at no cost. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is offering 10 scholarships to its members for the 2017 Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) to be held in Chicago Jan. 12-14. Scholarships are for $1,000 each. The application deadline is Nov. 16; scholarship recipients will be notified by Dec. 1.

October 12, 2016

11 highest paying states for veterinarians identified

Whether you’re just graduating from veterinary school or recently sold your practice and want to do some moonlighting, you may want to consider heading to the east or west coasts, or an island beyond, according to some new statistics. On Oct. 3, Insider Monkey, an evidence-based investment resource, released statistics on the 11 highest paying states for veterinarians, based on its analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics report.

September 21, 2016

Two AAHA accredited practice members receive hero awards

Behind every hero, there is a team that enables that heroism. In the case of hero pets, that team often consists of veterinary professionals. Now, some of those behind-the-scenes heroes are being recognized. On Sept. 11, during the American Humane Hero Dog Awards gala at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Ca., two AAHA accredited practices' staff members were honored with hero awards of their own during a special ceremony.

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