In July 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food. The FDA last week released an update on their investigation. And this time, they named names.
This week: Dogs get banned, a rescue backfires, and your pet wants to know if there’s anything good on Netflix.
Which caregivers should be allowed to put their hands on a client’s pet? And under what circumstances? For that matter, what constitutes a qualified caregiver? A bill is coming to a vote before the California State Assembly’s Committee on Business and Professions next Tuesday that could change the answers to those questions, at least in California, and pose some thorny new ones with serious implications for the veterinary industry nationwide.
This week: a Staffordshire terrier peers reviews papers, Colorado pays the tab for large animal vet students, and who gets the dog in a divorce?
A proposal by the California Veterinary Medical Association to allow RVTs to establish veterinary-client-patient relationships was recently approved to enter the regulatory process.
This week: Arizona greenlit for new veterinary college and testing on early detection of canine cancer. Plus, 1 woman, 1 van, and . . . 300 rats.
Most people know that the Veterinarian’s Oath focuses on caring for animals and protecting animal welfare. But there is also a very important line in the Oath: a newly minted veterinarian must also swear to benefit society through “the promotion of public health.”
Last year, the FDA took steps to ease the transition from in-person visits to telemedicine. What happens next?
This week: Inaugural class at new veterinary school could get sent home come September, tracking baby turtles from the International Space Station, and would you like a lost-pet flyer with that pizza?
A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine reviewed all opioids dispensed at the veterinary school for from January 2007 through December 2017. The findings show that prescriptions rose 41% annually, while the number of patient visits rose only 13%.The researchers found the ratio worrisome.