A recent study found that most dog and cat owners don’t know what actually happens during their pet’s physical exam, or the importance of the veterinary services performed. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) compiled more than five years of data from staff and client surveys. PHP determined that pet owners don’t always hear what veterinary healthcare team members think they communicate to them.
Pet euthanasia is always hard, but COVID-19 has made it even harder. Here's how some AAHA-accreded practices are trying to balance precautionary measures with compassion for families and their pets.
The past year has been called the “Great Resignation.” People are quitting their jobs, often with no new ones in sight. Here's how to keep it happening to your staff.
“The cool thing about the weight-loss plan generator is that veterinarians or technicians can use it to generate a nutrition prescription,” says Caitlin DeWilde, DVM.
The veterinary profession continues to adapt on the fly to the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic.
Based on the AAHA 2022 Pain Management Guidelines , the new certificate course helps every team member better understand pain in dog and cat patients, giving everyone a common language to spot and treat pain better.
In an effort to help veterinary practitioners elevate end-of-life care for companion animals, AAHA now offers an End-of-Life Care accreditation option for veterinary practices as part of the AAHA Standards of Accreditation .
Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, cochair of the 2020 AAHA Anesthesia and Monitoring Guidelines for Dogs and Cats , is excited about the new guidelines. “There are so many new things [that] I don’t even know where to start,” she told NEWStat .
Veterinary practices continue to adapt as the COVID-19 situation develops in their communities. Here are seven ways to adapt.
There are more than 5,000 approved prescription and over-the-counter medications with labeled indications for veterinary patients. And a number of those products pose a health hazard to humans.