AAFP to hold inaugural e-conference in April
This virtual conference, hosted by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, will allow veterinary professionals to participate from the comfort of their desks or on the go.
Western Veterinary Conference announces new name
The longstanding education-focused organization will now be known as Viticus Group.
Shelter Snapshot: Questions about community cat programs?
The free-roaming feline population can provoke controversy among veterinarians, wildlife lovers, cat advocates and public health experts. Here's an evidence-based look at how these programs work—and why they are effective.
AAFP releases updated feline retrovirus guidelines
The new guidelines detail for veterinary professionals current knowledge on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of retrovirus infections in cats.
Women’s veterinary leadership group names new president
The highest board positions of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative both hold positions in industry.
VHMA names new president
The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association has named its new president: Michelle Gonzalez-Bryant.
New One Health course launched for DVMs, physicians
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association is offering a 20-module online certificate program for physician and veterinarian members to become certified as One Health Practitioners.
New resource to help veterinary college students cope after a suicide
A new resource developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the AVMA and the AAVMC offers resources and advice for colleges of veterinary medicine when a student dies by suicide.
WSAVA to offer pain management scholarship
If youre devoted to pain management, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association wants you to try out for this scholarship to study and start your path to becoming a pain management thought leader in your country.
AAFP releases new feline zoonosis guidelines
The feline-focused veterinary association has released its new feline zoonosis guidelines as well as a client brochure titled What can I catch from my cat?
What it would take to change the whitest profession in America
When privilege is revealed and corrected, it feels like marginalization. Guess what: Its not. Heres what diversity and inclusion actually looks like in veterinary medicine in 2019.
Morris Animal Foundation introduces Data Commons
What do you get when you offer veterinary researchers free access to data from a longitudinal study of 3,000 golden retrievers? A serious opportunity to learn!
Human surgeons operating on dogs: When good intentions aren't enough
His heart may have been in the right place, but an Atlanta orthopedic surgeon has voluntarily shut down his nonprofit organization after backlash from area veterinarians.
Mental health: a global concern for veterinary professionals
Initial findings from a survey reveal that mental wellbeing may affect veterinary professionals on a global level, according to the World Small Animal Veterinary Associations new Professional Wellbeing Group.
AVMA: More veterinary technicians, higher practice efficiency
A recent analysis by the AVMA revealed that veterinary hospitals with more technicians and other non-DVM staff are likely to operate more efficiently.
The psychology behind the power of transparency (with clients) and unconditional positive regard (with everyone you know) (Proceedings PDF)
Why you should sell to a millennial associate, why millennials should buy and how to get it done (Proceedings PDF)
Declassified: The secrets to building unstoppable self confidence (Proceedings PDF)
Heads up: A report from the AAVN Clinical Nutrition & Research Symposium
19th annual veterinary nutrition event yields new insights on DCM-diet link, home-prepared pet foods and more.
AVMA Life reduces paid maternity leave from three months to one month
As part of short-term disability coverage, cost was unsustainable at the price, reports veterinary insurance expert.
Texas veterinarian accused of rape indicted on drug charges
After accusations of using drugs from his veterinary practice to assault minors, Todd Glover has been indicted and charged with engaging in criminal activity.
Use them well: Task force created to help practices better utilize veterinary technicians
While the Veterinary Nurse Initiative continues to pursue a title change for veterinary technicians, the AVMA focuses on utilizing technicians in practice.
Veterinary mental health resource list
If you or another veterinary professional need help right now, we have contact information right now. If youd like to dig deeper into our professions special resources, we have that here too.
CAPC study: Dogs can predict Lyme risk for humans
According to new research, regular veterinary testing of canine seroprevalence shows where people are at highest risk of tick-borne disease.
Santa Anita remains open; enhanced equine safety measures now in place
Racing at the track, on which 29 horses died this season, will continue as planned until June 23, but a review team will first evaluate all horses for fitness.
Will the government forgive your veterinary student loan debt?
A primer on Public Service Loan Forgiveness from the AVMA Econ team.
Texas cat-killing veterinarian loses state Supreme Court appeal
The Texas Supreme Court has reaffirmed the decision to hold Kristen Lindsey, DVM, accountable for her actions in 2015 that left a cat dead and sparked international outrage.
Voting for 2019 American Humane Hero Award now open
Check out the top 10 veterinary professionals and vote for your favorite veterinarian and veterinary nurse to win this prestigious award.
AVMA offers certification for well-being in the veterinary workplace
Online certificate program worth four CE hours.
CAPC predicts higher heartworm risk, continued spread of Lyme disease in 2019
Southeast, Atlantic Coast and Midwest are of particular concern for veterinary parasites this year.
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