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October 16, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 10/11 to 10/17

This week: Not everyone’s happy about the EPA’s plans to stop animal testing, doggie blood donors face roadblocks in California, and bad news about bunnies.

October 14, 2019

Attention, veterinary technicians: This is your week!

You keep the practice running, and we know it. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) knows it, too, maybe better than anyone: They’ve proclaimed October 13–19, 2019 National Veterinary Technician Week (NVTW) to honor veterinary technicians for their contributions to pet healthcare.

November 13, 2019

FDA, CDC agree: Go ahead and pick up those pig ears!

If you’ve had a craving for pig ears (you may be a fan of nose-to-tail eating), you’ll be delighted to know that pig ear treats recently received the all-clear from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

November 20, 2019

Staffer at AAHA-accredited practice wins American Humane Hero Veterinary Nurse award

Angel Martin, LVT, a veterinary technician at AAHA-accredited Russell Ridge Animal Hospital in Lawrenceville, Georgia, was honored with the 2019 American Humane Hero Veterinary Nurse Award. Martin was honored for her continued dedication to going above and beyond her call of duty to save countless pets—not only through the outstanding caliber of her regular work at the hospital, but for her work with Russell Ridge’s Companion Animal Rescue and Emergency (CARE) Fund, the hospital’s 501(c)3 charitable fund for helping animals in need.

December 04, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 11/ 28 to 12/5

This week: A proposed law would require veterinarians in Florida to report suspected animal abuse, beleaguered dog-walking app Wag under fire again, and the sad passing of a popular pet influencer.

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.

January 17, 2019

Banfield contributes $4 million to reduce veterinary student debt

Oh, sweet relief! Just one year after launching its Veterinary Student Debt Relief Pilot Program, Banfield Pet Hospital has contributed more than $4 million to help reduce student debt for its more than 3,600 associate veterinarians, and enabled more than $10 million in student debt refinancing.

June 19, 2018

AAHA recognizes 2018 veterinary students for excellence in primary care

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the AAHA Awards for Proficiency in Primary Care. AAHA works with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Primary Care Veterinary Educators to present these awards in recognition of fourth-year AAHA student members who have shown outstanding clinical proficiency in primary care. The program is open to all fourth-year students who attend a veterinary college with an AAHA-accredited teaching hospital.

January 29, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 1/24 to 1/30

This week: A new air travel option for pets, CBD research gets gifted at Colorado State, and travelling the world with a ferret.

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