Dermot Jevens, DVM, secretary/treasurer on the AAHA Board of Directors, writes on the profession’s responsibilities in terms of promoting diversity and equity. Dear AAHA looks into the question of bringing kids to work, AAHA staff thanks members to mark AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day, and the new 2021 AAHA Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats are out!
News briefs from across the industry and beyond. This month’s articles include: Vet med applicant pool data shows changes, testing a new use for shockwave therapy, parasite vaccine inventor honored, new student AVMA president, bias in veterinary school admission processes, FDA dashboards, new treatment for feline kidney disease, and first veterinary 3D laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
The 2021 AAHA Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats discuss the components of a systematic approach to nutritional management of dogs and cats. This Executive Summary provides selected highlights of the guidelines.