The overarching goal of EOL care in veterinary medicine is to maximize patient comfort while minimizing suffering, utilizing a collaborative and supportive approach with the caregiver client.
On Aug. 11, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced that Janet Donlin, DVM, has been named Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of the AVMA. She will begin her employment on Sept. 12. Donlin will succeed Ron DeHaven, DVM, who is retiring after nine years with the AVMA. AVMA President Thomas F. Meyer, DVM, cited Donlin's decades-long service to the veterinary profession and her extensive professional achievements as key factors to her being named the lead executive of the AVMA.
Animal hospice care has its origins in human hospice philosophy and practice. Human hospice care focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs as they near the end of life and as they die. Human hospice care also assists patients’ families to help them cope with the patient’s circumstances and to provide care and support in the home care setting. Similarly, animal hospice care seeks to maximize comfort and minimize suffering for the patient, and address the needs of the caregiver in preparation for the death of the pet.
Congress passed a $900 billion COVID relief bill and stimulus package this week. Here’s how your practice could benefit.
At what point do discounted veterinary services or products and medications become taxable compensation rather than a nontaxable fringe benefit?
iVET360 works with numerous AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals around the United States to improve operations and financial performance. When we begin working with a veterinary practice, we ask the hospital’s owner and/or practice manager 9 questions, which refer to the foundational components critical for a hospital’s operational success.
To Nikhil Joshi, the veterinary industry is full of endless possibilities for entrepreneurial veterinary students who have big ideas and the ambition to develop those ideas into businesses. The opportunity to drive growth in the veterinary industry through entrepreneurship is why Joshi, a student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine class of 2015, worked with other veterinary and business students to create the inaugural 2014 Veterinary Innovation Challenge.
Audiologists Tapping into Veterinary Market, Offer Hearing Clinic for Dogs
As an AAHA member, you can take advantage of our Member Values Program, which offers discounts on products and services for the entire team, including vacations, rental cars, supplemental insurance, identity protection, and more.
This book is filled with personal stories to help your clients deal with the loss of a pet.