A controversial proposed amendment to Oregon’s Veterinary Practice Act may have ripple effects that could change the way veterinarians nationwide practice telemedicine (also known as connected care ) in years to come.
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?
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 veterinary profession continues to adapt on the fly to the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic.
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 .
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.
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Last year, the FDA took steps to ease the transition from in-person visits to telemedicine. What happens 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.