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February 20, 2020

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: The ABCs of CBD—What to Know Now, What to Do, What Comes Next

Each month in NEWStat, we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.  The most important thing to know about cannabis in veterinary medicine is that things continue to change. By waiting for a definitive decree from national or state organizations or accepting prior statements as final, veterinarians may find themselves far behind in their knowledge of how cannabis-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) affect patients’ lives. Saying nothing may no longer be viable.

March 23, 2020

Leading in the midst of chaos

“Ambiguity and uncertainty drive stress,” says Randy Hall, founder and CEO of Aspire and veterinary leadership guru. Few would argue that we’re living in ambiguous and uncertain times, and with the coronavirus situation changing daily, that’s likely to be true for the foreseeable future.

March 05, 2020

Introducing a new continuum of patient-focused anesthesia

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 .

April 16, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 4/10 to 4/16

This week: The lab animals most likely to lead to a coronavirus vaccine, and why you shouldn’t believe everything you hear about stray dogs and coronavirus. Plus, is pet grooming an “essential” service?

September 23, 2020

Introducing AAHA’s new End-of-Life Care accreditation

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 .

March 26, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 3/20 to 3/26

This week: Some medical students get out of school early to join the fray, human medical workers told to keep mum on COVID-19, and good news on the testing-pets-for-coronavirus front.

March 14, 2018

There’s never been a better time for an opioid shortage

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.

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