This week: Veterinary school admissions bias, 5 kittens born conjoined, and the race is on for the 2021 American Humane Hero Dog Award.
What will professional conferences look like as we move toward a postpandemic world? “They’re going to look very different,” said Erin Parrott, CMP, VEMM, PCA.
Pentobarbital solution—the go-to drug for companion-animal euthanasia—has been in short supply for months. But Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, CCFP, says there’s no reason you would have known that “unless you do a lot of euthanasias.”
Within a week in March 2021, just as the pandemic was hitting the one-year mark, three veterinarians and one veterinary technician took their own lives in the US.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners released their updated 2021 AAFP Feline Senior Care Guidelines this week. Here’s what’s new.
Where do worried pet owners go when they can’t see their regular vet? Since curbside started, many are going to the nearest emergency hospital—whether it’s an emergency or not.
If you suspect your hospital has inadvertently purchased used disposable surgeon and patient examination gloves that are being passed off as new, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to know.
It’s probably no surprise to you that the number of ethically challenging situations (ESC) faced by veterinary staff has risen sharply since the start of the pandemic. But the most common types of ECS have changed, too.
Occupational burnout isn’t a medically recognized condition—you won’t find it in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), for example. So how do you know if you've got it?
The first step is to identify what you want your protocols to cover. Almost all aspects of clinic operations can be included. But focus on areas where you currently experience the most conflict.