Pandemic-related pet adoptions are definitely up in the US . . . but maybe not as much as some news reports suggest.
This week: Frank talk about racial discrimination, the USDA beefs up guidelines for dog sellers, and pet ambulance in name only.
If that headline gives you déjà vu (“Didn’t the first dog in the US already test positive for SARS-CoV-2? Like, a month ago?”), you’re probably thinking of Winston.
This week: The FDA approves chewable tabs for canine congestive heart failure, a new veterinary school is slated to open next year, and COVID has changed the way people and pets shelter during a hurricane.
Fears about the possible transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from humans to pets and vice versa are obscuring the proven dangers of clear and present zoonotic threats. The hurricanes aren't helping.
Only a handful of states have authorized veterinarians to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. This Colorado veterinarian was one of the lucky few.
This week: Some medical students get out of school early to join the fray, human medical workers told to keep mum on COVID-19, and good news on the testing-pets-for-coronavirus front.
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.”
The COVID-19 pandemic looks pretty grim for veterinarians here in North America. But how does it look to your colleagues around the world facing the same challenges? Are they facing the same challenges? To find out, NEWStat got in touch with some folk at the World Small Animal Veterinarian Association.
This week: A new cat virus discovered in Vancouver, snake-bit cats do better than snake-bit dogs, and scientists can now test dolphins and sea turtles for COVID-19.