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January 16, 2020

Wildfire-weary colleagues down under need our help

At least 25 people and more than one billion animals are dead, according to one estimate. The numbers generated by the wildfires ravaging Australia are horrifying, and they keep getting worse.

June 11, 2020

Committing to antiracism in the veterinary profession

Black lives matter. As worldwide protests focus long-overdue attention on systemic racism in the wake of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and many other Black individuals, many of us are beginning to question our own thoughts and previous actions.

January 12, 2022

Inflation hitting veterinary practices

The sharpest rise in the Consumer Price Index in forty years is making itself felt in the veterinary space, where inflation has led to increases in lab and vendor fees.

January 21, 2019

Major antibiotic resistance survey needs your input

When bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them, we’re all in trouble. The mitigation of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microorganisms is one of the most important global challenges facing both human and animal healthcare. Researchers at Colorado State University and the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence have partnered in a study of small animal veterinary antibiotic prescription practices with the aim of finding ways that the veterinary profession can meet that challenge.They need your help.

November 01, 2018

Study: You could be dealing with high moral distress as a result of unresolved ethical conflicts and not even know it

According to a 2015 study, close to 7% of male veterinarians and nearly 11% of female veterinarians suffer some kind of serious psychological distress. But according to the authors of a new study, ethical conflicts with clients over patient care and the resultant moral distress may be at the root—and veterinarians wrestling with those issues may be unaware that the issues even exist.

April 20, 2017

Homeopathy and veterinary medicine

What is homeopathy’s place in veterinary medicine? This question remains a source of contention. A recent article in JAVMAnews looks at the history of homeopathy and different viewpoints concerning whether it should be used in veterinary medicine.

November 12, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 11/8 to 11/14

This week: Former musher hopes sled dogs can help slow aging in humans, a canine lieutenant commander in the Navy, and the Dallas Cowboys add a cat to the roster.

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