PetSmart kicked off the trend of offering veterinary services in retail stores back in 1994. Now they're revolutionizing the market again with an independent business ownership model that allows veterinarians to open their own AAHA-accredited practice inside a PetSmart location.
BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, is the first-ever brick-and-mortar animal hospital to receive End-of-Life Care accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association.
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The opioid shortage isn’t going away any time soon. The shortage, which is severely affecting veterinarians’ ability to provide pain management for patients, is expected to last into 2019. The primary short-term cause is a production issue at a Pfizer, Inc. plant in Kansas, but residual hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center, and a pre-existing Drug Enforcement Agency mandate to reduce the manufacture of opioid medication in the United States by 20% in 2018, are also having an effect.