Only 3% of pets in the US are covered by pet insurance. How can we as a profession help boost that number so that cost ceases to be a major barrier to care?
Move over puppies and kittens: Senior care is where the heart is, says Mary Gardner, DVM, founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice. On Central Line: The AAHA Podcast she talks AAHA’s new guidelines and what every practice should do to improve its euthanasia protocol.
When pets have accidents or are in need of expensive treatments, difficult conversations are part of the mix. Pet owners panic not knowing how to pay for it. And vet teams cringe at potentially euthanizing an animal that could be saved.
In this edition of Vet Teams IRL, meet registered veterinary technician Theresa Cosper-Roberts, RVT, CVPM, CVBL, surgical training center manager at Louisiana State University.
And they’re willing to go into debt to do it. That’s according to a new survey by online financial group LendEDU that asked 1,000 US pet owners how much they spend on their pets and how it impacts their personal finances.
After losing her restaurant job during the pandemic, Jorey Fergerson wanted to do customer service in a way that had a more positive impact on her community. As a veterinary receptionist, she’s found a way to do just that.
Emergency room visits skyrocket over the holidays. We asked an ER clinician what to watch out for—from tinsel and homemade ornaments, to the dangers brought into your home by visiting pets and people.
Last fall, an Ohio judge ruled that the late Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ are ‘interested persons’ in a lawsuit taking place in Colombia. What does it say about the future of animal welfare and rights in veterinary practices?
Of all the behaviors boarding and daycare personnel experience, dogs’ aggression can be difficult and frequently dangerous. Dogs become aggressive for multiple reasons including fear, pain, dominance and illness, writes Steven Applebaum. Understanding root causes is critical to treating any problem, as aggression is often a symptom of an underlying factor. Aggressive behavior can be difficult to address without a great deal of specialized experience, he warns.
In the Vet Teams IRL series, we meet Kimberlee Goldberg, CVT, in Medford, New Jersey, who has found her passion in caring for all things exotic.