This week: Arizona has a new veterinary school in the works, the world’s luckiest dog survives a swim, and a new scholarship program for veterinary technicians.
The ultimate goal of wellness care is improved quality of life and longevity. Comprehensive life stage wellness care permits early detection and treatment or control of disease and cost-saving in long-term healthcare expenses.
It's natural disaster season, and it never hurts to be extra prepared. If you live in an area that is prone to disasters, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc., it may be worth investing a little now so you are able to literally weather any storm.
Certified Technicians are in High Demand, but are Veterinarians Willing to Pay for Qualifications?
This week: COVID PPE is killing wildlife, the science behind French rabbits’ unique gait, and another recall from Midwestern Pet Foods (but not for aflatoxin).
One of the surest strategies for improving business is to offer wellness plans, which are perhaps the most underutilized marketing tool in the veterinary industry.
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.