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May 17, 2019

Penn Vet, the Wharton School launch program to groom veterinary entrepreneurs

If you own your own practice, you’re already an entrepreneur. Now, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) and the Wharton School hope to help you develop the skills you need to leverage that inborn entrepreneurial spirit in ways that will improve your hospital and your community through a new veterinary entrepreneurship program.

April 01, 2019

New strain of distemper virus breaches North American borders

You try to do the right thing. In this case, the right thing was an animal-rescue group saving dogs from a Korean meat market and shipping them to North America last October so they could be adopted out to forever homes. Only one of the dogs turned out to be something of a forever home himself: He was likely acting as host to the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus (CDV), which had not previously been reported in North America.

March 27, 2019

Study: One-third of pet owners would consider having their pets go vegan

If you’re a confirmed carnivore, how would you feel if your pet went vegan? A new study finds that one-quarter of pet owners who identify as vegans feed their dog or cat a vegan diet, while more than one-third of all dog and cat owners (which includes a lot more meat-eaters than vegans) are interested in plant-based diets for their pets.

February 28, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 2/22 to 2/28

This week: One day soon, your dog could be tucking into a bowl of Kibbles ’n . . . Tusks? Plus, feeding a stray cat costs a Florida woman $48,000, and eating human food could cause premature aging in bears.

January 31, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 1/25 to 1/31

This week: Unhand that hedgehog! Plus, animal-free cosmetic testing closer to reality, and you might want to double check your dog’s cremains.

January 09, 2019

Merck Animal Health and AAHA join forces to promote healthy workplace culture in member practices

Crushing student debt. Burnout. Compassion fatigue. Employee turnover. Starting salaries that barely pay the bills. Unhappy clients who publicly shame you online. These are just some of the challenges facing today’s veterinary professionals. And they can all be daunting. That’s why promoting a healthy workplace culture at your practice has never been more important. Now, Merck Animal Health and AHHA are working together to help you do exactly that.

January 03, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 12/28 to 1/3

This week: New California divorce laws could mean custody battles over pets, a New Year’s Eve reveler wakes up in bed with a mastiff, and the most popular dog names of 2018.

November 28, 2018

AAHA announces support of Veterinary Nurse Initiative

“Veterinary nurse” is one step closer to being a legally recognized job title. In a future-focused move, AAHA last week came out in support of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI). In 2017, National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) formed the VNI coalition to unite the profession under a single title—including credentialing requirements and scope of practice—with the goal of instituting a single, standardized title in all 50 states.

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