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April 16, 2020

AAHA releases interim vaccination considerations for dogs and cats

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.”

August 31, 2010

Avian care discussed at AVMA

When dealing with avian or other exotic patients, it can be difficult to obtain access to information on the best ways to diagnose and treat them. At the American Veterinary Medical Association’s convention this year in Atlanta, Ga., one presenter discussed some of the things he considered important to remember when treating birds in his session: “Avian Medicine: Standard of Care.” “For the most part people that have dogs and cats generally expect that all veterinarians can treat dogs and cats. For exotics the expectation is that all vets can’t treat these animals,” said Thomas Tully Jr., DVM, DABVP (Avian), professor of avian medicine in the department of veterinary clinical sciences at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Tully said his department at LSU receives between 20 and 30 inquiries a week from veterinarians who treat birds. He believes that there need to be some guidelines so that avian patients can get the best care possible.

August 29, 2016

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

Behavioral changes in your patients can indicate pain. And this month is the perfect time to identify it. In September, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and advancing pain management in animals, is sponsoring the second annual Animal Pain Awareness Month. Scheduled to coincide with human medicine’s Pain Awareness Month, its theme is, “Because their pain is our pain.” Practices can download free resources from the IVAPM website.

February 13, 2017

Feeding the whole family

Veterinary staff have long known that pets are considered part of clients’ families; a claim that is validated by data. Given our strengthening relationship and awareness of the benefits of our bond with pets, it is no surprise that pet owners are investing more money in their pet’s nutrition.

December 26, 2010

The year in veterinary news

It’s hard to believe the first decade of the 21st century is drawing to a close. A lot happened in the world of veterinary news, from mergers to drug shortages to animal welfare and other legislation. "To me the biggest news story of the year was the development of persistent supply shortages of critical veterinary medications -- especially propofol," said Eric Barchas, DVM, newshound and author of dogster.com’s The Vet Blog. "Mergers, corporate shenanigans, and quality control issues combined in a persistent fashion to make practicing medicine much harder and more complicated than it should be." This week, NEWStat takes a look back at some of the top stories of 2010. NEWStat will return in the New Year with a new installment of your favorite weekly newsletter on Jan. 5, 2011.

April 18, 2018

Content is queen: Introducing your Connexity content weaver

If you don’t know Heather Loenser, DVM, yet, you will. AAHA’s senior veterinary advisor, social media maven, and guidelines guru is taking on a brand-new role this fall as Connexity’s official content weaver, which, as Loenser explains it, is like “an emcee on steroids.”

March 02, 2017

5 Questions with Kathy Cooney, DVM

The “5 Questions with…” series is meant to promote upcoming sessions at AAHA’s Nashville conference that are sure to be popular and relevant topics. Learn a little more about the sessions that will be available for you and your team members to attend.

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