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June 25, 2014

National survey set to explore mental health of U.S. veterinarians

Previous studies have indicated that veterinary professionals are at an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and mental health issues, but there still remains an information gap and a need for better prevention and intervention. A new nationwide survey beginning July 1 will attempt to more accurately assess mental health issues and needs among veterinarians in the U.S.

April 03, 2014

U.S. pet medication sales projected to hit $10 billion by 2018

The pet medications market should continue to grow consistently during the current decade, according to Packaged Facts. The market research company recently released a report projecting that pet medication sales are likely to reach $10 billion in 2018.

March 22, 2014

2014 AAHA State of the Industry highlights need to strengthen bonds

The collaboration between AAHA and IDEXX Laboratories to help veterinary practices thrive in any economy took another step forward during the 2014 AAHA State of the Industry address at 2014 AAHA Nashville. The two organizations revealed data about the veterinary profession's economic performance and discussed why some practices are growing consistently even in mixed economic conditions while others are declining.

March 14, 2014

Veterinary practices running Windows XP will soon be attractive targets for hackers

Veterinary practices using Windows XP as part of their business operations have until April 8, 2014, before their important data is at substantial risk. After that date, Microsoft will cease support for Windows XP and no longer provide security updates. Computers still running the operating system will become veritable playgrounds for malicious hackers.

October 17, 2013

University of Florida instilling better business sense in veterinary students

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is doing its part to ensure that its students' business savvy is up to par with their medical skills when they graduate. The college has developed an externship program where veterinary students spend time in animal hospitals and learn the finer points of practice management.

July 24, 2013

Bayer-AAFP study breaks down why 52 percent of cat owners avoid regular vet visits

Results from the third phase of the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study were revealed at the 2013 AVMA convention in Chicago. The presenters highlighted data explaining why cat owners tend to avoid bringing their pets in for annual checkups, as well as offered action steps to help veterinarians boost their cat appointments.

April 10, 2013

California veterinarian campaigning to legalize pet medical marijuana

If California veterinarian Dr. Doug Kramer has his way, cats and dogs will someday become legal recipients of medical marijuana prescriptions. The headline-making veterinarian who is devoted to holistic health care for pets has been actively campaigning for the legalization of medical marijuana for pets.

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