David Ballard, PsyD, MBA, our guest on this week’s episode of Central Line: The AAHA Podcast , is not just a visionary – he's an expert in what makes organizations psychologically healthy, and he’s helped groups all over the human healthcare ecosystem get there. Thanks to connections that led him to Veterinary Visionaries, he’s turning that expert eye toward veterinary medicine. Check out this excerpt from our conversation.
We face an unbelievable scenario in the United States with the treatment of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) , where our only option is to suggest clients meet up with strangers in parking lots to buy an unapproved medication to inject into their dying cats .
A new study offers hope for treating hemangiosarcoma, the “silent killer” that often isn’t diagnosed until a seemingly healthy dog suffers from acute collapse due to a ruptured, bleeding tumor, usually on the spleen.
Bexacat is the first oral drug treatment of diabetes in cats and offers an alternative to insulin injections—but veterinarians must choose the right patients due to important safety considerations.
Surgery to treat herniated discs in dogs can cost up to $12,000 and result in weeks of painful recovery for the patient . A clinical trial at Texas A&M is testing a nonsurgical outpatient treatment that is far less expensive and less invasive.
Nearly 40% of dogs show signs of canine osteoarthritis (OA), but many don’t receive treatment. That could change with the newly FDA-approved Librela, a monthly injectable that has been used by veterinarians in Europe for the past two years with largely positive results.
Mark Morris, Sr., DVM, the first president of AAHA, created the prototype for Hill’s K/D renal diet in his own kitchen. Today, the Morris Animal Foundation continues his legacy by funding pioneering research like the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study and the hemangiosarcoma initiative.
Ivan Zakharenkov, DVM, MBA, chief executive officer of Galaxy Vets, turned his own experience of burnout into a passion for ongoing research of mental health and wellbeing in the profession.
Endocrine diseases are highly common, but often missed early on due to subtle and variable symptoms. The 2023 AAHA Selected Endocrinopathies of Dogs and Cats Guidelines are out now , including helpful resources to demystify these complex and confusing cases for your whole team.
A multimillion-dollar gift to the University of Florida Veterinary Oncology Program and Colorado State University from the estate of Lawrence G. Laiks—a dentist—and his wife Ann Laiks, who was a dental assistant, could be a game-changer in the fight against cancer in animals and humans.