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September 13, 2018

Diagnosing patient pain: Don’t just ask how he’s doing, ask what he’s doing

“Pain jeopardizes the human-animal bond,” says Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVA. “[It] jeopardizes everything [veterinarians] seek to achieve.” September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, and Harvey talked to NEWStat about the importance of pain management in strengthening the human-animal bond, and offered a great tip on how front office staff can help.

June 03, 2022

Avoiding a Full Day of First Dates: Dr. Stacee Santi

Dr. Stacee Santi, veterinarian and founder of Vet2Pet, says part of the reason we're so tired is that we find ourselves "having to go on a bunch of first dates all the time." She thinks the right tech, used the right way, can get us closer to our ideal client - and our ideal day in practice. 

April 09, 2018

AAHA, Coffman Organization announce partnership to improve veterinary practice cultures

AAHA and management consulting firm, The Coffman Organization (TCO), have announced a collaboration to study and build stronger, healthier workplaces within the veterinary profession. The mission-oriented and often emotionally taxing work conducted by veterinary healthcare providers presents unique challenges that can lead to difficult work environments and a multitude of mental health conditions.

March 14, 2018

There’s never been a better time for an opioid shortage

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.

December 28, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 12/22 – 12/28

This week: checking for microchips becomes law in New York, why more dogs aren't sniffing out cancer, and nipping compassion fatigue in the bud

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