The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) announced yesterday the results of its 2018 Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) Survey.The results are encouraging, including a 99% satisfaction rate among participants.
The AAHA Austin 2016 Yearly Conference begins Thursday, March 31, and it is shaping up to be one of AAHA’s best conferences yet. AAHA plans to release several announcements during the conference’s Opening Session ceremony on Thursday. “We have some exciting announcements to share with our members and the veterinary industry in Austin,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP (C/F), chief executive officer of AAHA.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 6 out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people are spread from animals, and 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people are spread from animals.Those animals include cats.
Each year, the AAHA conference promotes a local charity that strengthens the human-animal bond by helping both animals and people. This year’s charity, Hounds 4 Heroes, is a Tampa Bay charity that provides fully trained service dogs to assist military veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other disabling conditions. AAHA will match up to $5,000 of the money raised for Hounds 4 Heroes at AAHA Tampa 2015.
The topical application to cats of flea control products marketed for dogs containing permethrins constitutes a major portion of feline toxicities reported to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.
The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) has designated nine U.S. veterinary hospitals and clinics as Veterinary Trauma Centers. The trauma centers will collaborate to define high standards and care and disseminate information that improves trauma patient management efficiencies and outcomes.
Authors of several AAHA Press publications turned up in the bookstore during the AAHA Yearly Conference in Phoenix last month to meet with and answer questions from readers. The authors were: Marsha L Heinke, DVM, CPA, CVPM; Philip Seibert, CVT; Linda White; Rebecca Rose, CVT; and Carin Smith, DVM. The books cover a wide range of topics, from practice management to behavior issues to career options for technicians
Tighten up, double up. That’s the latest word from the CDC on wearing masks to reduce the chances of transmitting or contracting COVID-19.
Ultimately, the FDA's new finalized guidance for industry (GFI #263) is all about antimicrobial stewardship. But it’s not limited to livestock.
Some veterinarians might dream of the day when a 9-year-old goes home to educate his or her parents about the importance of heartworm prevention and regular wellness checks. Staff members at Tiger Tails Animal Hospital in Duluth, Ga., are working to make that dream a reality.