Feline hyperthyroidism has become a growing cause for concern and research in the veterinary field. A study published in the February 2017 issue of Environmental Science and Technology found that use of chemical retardants in household objects showed up in dust around the home, meaning cats face a significant exposure to the chemicals.
AAHA and management consulting firm, The Coffman Organization (TCO), have announced a collaboration to study and build stronger, healthier workplaces within the veterinary profession. The mission-oriented and often emotionally taxing work conducted by veterinary healthcare providers presents unique challenges that can lead to difficult work environments and a multitude of mental health conditions.
Anyone who has ever put a beloved pet to sleep might wonder if there’s such a thing as a good euthanasia. Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, and a leading authority on companion animal euthanasia, says yes. “A good euthanasia is one that holds beauty in the presence of extreme sadness and heartbreak,” Cooney says.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is pleased to release its newly revised Canine Vaccination Guidelines.
How do you feel about the veterinary profession? Wait, here’s a better question: How old are you? How you feel about the profession varies with age, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study conducted by Merck Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
The opioid shortage isn’t going away any time soon. The shortage, which is severely affecting veterinarians’ ability to provide pain management for patients, is expected to last into 2019. The primary short-term cause is a production issue at a Pfizer, Inc. plant in Kansas, but residual hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center, and a pre-existing Drug Enforcement Agency mandate to reduce the manufacture of opioid medication in the United States by 20% in 2018, are also having an effect.
Ready to improve your practice’s diabetes management game? AAHA’s newly revised Diabetes Management Guidelines feature a robust resource center full of mobile-friendly tools and educational materials to empower practitioners and pet owners alike.
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