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January 16, 2019

World’s most successful mitral valve repair surgeon to teach his technique in the US

Open-heart mitral valve repair on dogs is a tricky procedure at best, and the usual success rate is 60% to 75%, depending on the dog’s size, age, heart status, and overall health at the time of surgery. Japanese cardiologist Masami Uechi, DVM, can boast a success rate of 90%. Soon, he'll be teaching US veterinarians how he does it.

April 02, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 3/27 to 4/2

This week: Veterinary colleges go online and coronavirus fears could derail scientific research. And by the by, does a dog need a learner’s permit to learn how to drive?

December 07, 2023

Canine respiratory mystery: What we know about the outbreak

What’s going on with the canine respiratory illness in the news? Is it viral or bacterial—or possibly overblown media coverage? NEWStat talks to veterinarians facing the outbreak and looks into the research being done to solve the mystery.

September 23, 2023

New study explores vaccine hesitancy in dog owners

Matt Motta, PhD, and Gabriella Motta, VMD, are a brother-sister research team who (along with fellow researcher Dominik Stecula, PhD), are examining vaccine hesitancy among dog owners, drawing connections between pet owners’ decisions, fears about human vaccines, and the lasting effects of Covid-19.

December 31, 2019

The top 10 NEWStat stories of 2019

As 2019 draws to a close and we look back over the year that was, NEWStat put together a list of the most popular news stories we published over the last 12 months. 

November 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 11-24 to 11-30

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Reporting animal abuse becomes mandatory in parts of Canada, a cloned dog gets cloned, and yes, dogs are smarter than cats.

February 06, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 1/31 to 2/6

This week: A frostbitten cat gets 3D-printed paws, a con man peddling canine-cancer cures gets caught, and a veterinary school that admits rejected candidates . . . for a price.

December 28, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 12/22 – 12/28

This week: checking for microchips becomes law in New York, why more dogs aren't sniffing out cancer, and nipping compassion fatigue in the bud

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