AAHAs Board of Directors has decided to phase out of the Seal of Acceptance program for high-deductible pet insurance policies beginning July 1, 2011.
ASPCA Enters Competitive Pet Insurance Market
Petplan pet insurance is accepting nominations for its 2014 Veterinary Awards, which will recognize the profession's top individuals and practices. The company will choose finalists from among those nominated and invite them to the awards dinner at the 2014 Western Veterinary Conference.
Pet insurance company Trupanion announced that in addition to covering 100 percent of the medical bills for service dogs owned by U.S. veterans, it has simplified and expedited the process by which veterinarians are reimbursed for caring these service dogs.
On January 18, Tracey Jensen, DVM, co-owner of Wellington Veterinary Clinic, PC, in Wellington, Colo., and AAHA’s president-elect for 2014-2015, was awarded the Veterinarian of the Year Award. Sponsored by pet insurance provider Petplan, the award was announced at the fourth annual Veterinary Awards Dinner, which took place in tandem with the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) in Orlando, Fla.
As a veterinary professional, you’ve probably got a better handle than most on the cost of owning a dog. Because it turns out that most Americans don’t have a clue. According to a new survey of 1,500 US adults by the dog-walking app Rover, most people think that getting a dog is going to cost them between $26 and $75 a month. Not hardly.
On Sept. 9, the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) announced the findings of a new survey on how knowledge of the scientific benefits of the human-animal bond impacts the way pet owners care for their companion animals. The survey asked pet owners about their awareness of research that shows pets improve human health and found that this knowledge motivated them to take better care of their pets, including a significant, positive impact on veterinary care.
The insurance company Nationwide released a March 2017 study looking at the prevalence of disease in brachycephalic breeds based on insurance claims. The study looked at the insurance claims of more than 1.27 million dogs over a nine-year span.
Kennel Fire Kills Three Dogs and Illustrates Importance of Fire, Smoke Detectors in Kennels and Vete
On Aug. 11, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced that Janet Donlin, DVM, has been named Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of the AVMA. She will begin her employment on Sept. 12. Donlin will succeed Ron DeHaven, DVM, who is retiring after nine years with the AVMA. AVMA President Thomas F. Meyer, DVM, cited Donlin's decades-long service to the veterinary profession and her extensive professional achievements as key factors to her being named the lead executive of the AVMA.