September 29th 2023
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September 28th 2023
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September 14th 2023
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September 8th 2023
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Why doggies in a window should be a thing of the past
Veterinarians should discourage prospective pet owners from purchasing puppies and kittens from retail stores.
University of Missouri veterinary school receives record gift
A university alumnus and his wife have donated $11 million to establish an imaging center at the veterinary college.
AAVMC names 2021 Billy E. Hooper Award winner
This annual award is given to an individual whose leadership and vision have had an invaluable effect on veterinary academics and the profession as a whole.
New study to examine effect of therapy dogs during pediatric ER visits
Research funded by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute and Pet Partners will evaluate the impact of therapy dog visits on anxiety in children receiving emergency care.
News wrap-up: This week's veterinary news, plus Nationwide and Walmart launch new prescription program
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PetSmart Charities commits $10 million to tackle pet food insecurity
The organization’s mission is to keep pets and their owners together during these unprecedented times, thus avoiding rehousing or relinquishing of animals to shelters.
Dogs to screen fans for COVID-19 at Miami Heat games
The Miami Heat announced that COVID-19 detection canines will screen fans at all home games. Anyone who’s allergic or afraid of dogs will be offered a rapid antigen test.
Cats may increase empathy and decrease anxiety among children with autism
A recent study suggests that shelter cat adoption may be beneficial to both children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents.
Divorce leads to dueling pet owners
Who controls an animal’s care when its owners split up? Things can get nasty, and the veterinarian may be caught in the middle.
Parenting and practicing in a global pandemic: DVM Mom Q&A
Two working DVM moms answer questions from attendees at the Fetch dvm360® virtual conference.
Licking wounds after pet euthanasia
Pet owners have to employ coping strategies to buffer them through the trauma of euthanizing their pets. A new study reveals—on a grand scale—how they seek comfort.
From fatal to curable to complicated: An update on treating feline infectious peritonitis
After decades of only being able to play defense, cats with FIP now have a fighting chance thanks to antiviral compounds. But this offensive strategy is still fraught with obstacles. Here’s the latest.
A voice for veterans waitlisted for service dogs
Veterans with PTSD have to wait years before qualifying for a service dog. To reinforce the need for service dogs in this population, a Purdue University scientist and associate professor provides scientific data revealing benefits like reduced anger, anxiety, and better sleep.
Pandemics: Beyond “women and children first”
A One Health expert outlines the many factors involved in determining who will receive a vaccine and urges us—for the time being—to keep calm and mask on.
PetSmart Charities commits $2.1 million to assist at-risk pet parents
The organization has distributed grants to animal welfare organizations and social services agencies throughout the US and Canada to help people fleeing domestic violence during COVID-19.
TGen launches Vidium Animal Health
Genomic based-precision medicine from the TGen subsidiary provides additional resources to assist both veterinary oncologists and pet owners in the diagnostics and treatment of canine cancer.
Celebrating World Rabies Day with 5 must-read rabies articles
In honor of this special day, here are 5 articles that detail some of the latest information about this deadly zoonotic disease, plus recent efforts to stop it in its tracks.
How veterinary practices can thrive despite COVID-19
A healthcare financial expert shares strategies for increasing sales and traffic at your practice despite changes brought on by the pandemic.
A roadmap for antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary practice
A team from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine has released a free, first-of-its-kind handbook on antimicrobial stewardship for companion animal veterinary clinics.
Dr. Fauci addresses AVMA conference attendees
Closing the AVMA virtual conference late last month, Dr. Anthony Fauci updated attendees about COVID-19 and thanked them for the work they do to promote animal and human health.
Rabies laws: What you need to know
Veterinarians have an essential role in protecting public health through rabies vaccination, but laws surrounding rabies vaccination and exposure vary across the United States. Here’s what to know.
News wrap-up: Feline neutering, drug DISCO, rabies, and more
Top headlines of the week: State VMAs endorse Feline Fix by Five Months, rabies update, drug DISCO, and The Vet Blast Podcast with guest Steve Dale.
Rabies: Making a dent in a deadly global problem
Rabies is the deadliest zoonotic disease, yet somehow it is also neglected. Learn how two organizations are giving the virus the attention it deserves—even as the world focuses on a certain other virus.
Drug DISCO: How commercial incentives can improve cancer drug development
A look at the One Health initiative that is stepping beyond science to generate more treatments more quickly for canine and human cancer.
How PPP is helping fund the veterinary profession
Data about Paycheck Protection Program use among practices, advice for borrowers, and a look at what’s ahead.
UC Davis names executive director of One Health Institute
Wildlife veterinarian, professor and scientist Michael Ziccardi, DVM, MPVM, PhD, will lead the One Health Institute for the next 5 years.
Why are there so many different models for COVID-19?
Well-known British statistician George Box famously said all models are wrong, but some are useful. Here’s what he meant — and why you may find disease modeling for the novel coronavirus so confusing.
Veterinarians are not obligated to perform euthanasia
A practice owner who decided to refer all clients to Lap of Love finds that doing so has benefits for both his clients and his practice.
Can dogs be used to screen for COVID-19?
Several studies in the U.S. and Europe are exploring the canine nose as a potential surveillance system for the novel coronavirus.
Study examines human-to-animal transmission of SARS-CoV-2
So far, none of the animals involved in the CoVERS study have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.
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