AHS introduces algorithm to minimize heartworm transmission in relocated dogs
In wake of 2017s multiple natural disasters, heartworm society offers guidelines for testing, treatment and prevention before pets are transported out of their current state.
Matthew J. Salois announced as new AVMA chief economist
New director of Veterinary Economics Division replaces Michael Dicks, comes to association from industry role.
Four women pioneers in animal health receive a Feather In Her Cap
Veterinary industry leaders recognized at inaugural event during 2018 VMX.
The changing landscape of veterinary education
Grads from foreign and private schools, as well as those with zero debt, may be impacting the professions economic vitality in ways we dont yet understand.
CEO Wayne Pacelle resigns from HSUS amid allegations of sexual misconduct
Ambiguous results of initial investigation prompt resignations from board; long-term fallout for animal welfare organization still unclear.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness program in jeopardy
New bill would eradicate program, which offsets student debt through service in a public health position; veterinary lobbyists battle to maintain it.
New year, new partnerships for AVMA groups
The AVMA announces single umbrella trust for AVMA LIFE and AVMA PLIT, as well as collaboration with Veterinary Medical Association Executives.
Michael Dicks announces retirement from post as AVMA econ chief
Director of associations first Veterinary Economics Division says challenges to the profession are considerable; financial acumen will be key to success of profession.
The cost of a seat: State funding, vet school tuition and easy assumptions
Its easy to presume that veterinary colleges receiving lots of public support can charge lower tuitionbut is it true? The AVMA Econ team decided to find out.
Bringing balance to your veterinary practices financial health
If you dont consider the balance sheet along with your income statement, you really have no idea if your business is healthy.
Letter to dvm360: Pricing veterinary services is more complicated than article suggests
If practice owners held prices at or below inflation, wed all go broke, reader maintains.
AAFP takes a harder line on feline declawing
Cat-focused veterinary group now strongly opposes onychectomy.
Fetch dvm360 speakers up the ante with veterinary Cards Against Humanity spin-off
The deck is stacked with these Fetch speakers, who have found a way to work in the oh-so-scandalous card game into their sessions.
USDA veterinary training modules available for free CE credit
Agency allows more professionals to complete training in hopes of preventing spread of zoonotic disease, among other goals.
Veterinary school deans take on new leadership roles with AAVMC
Dr. Phillip Nelson of Western University of Health Sciences is the incoming president, while Dr. Calvin M. Johnson is the new president-elect.
AVMA update: Didnt make it to Indianapolis? Here are the highlights
Pot for pets. Telemedicine. Service animal fraud. These topics and more were on the agenda at the associations annual convention in July.
The pricing struggle: How high is too high for pet owners?
Our study suggests that when veterinary prices rise faster than the rate of inflation, consumers opt out of seeking services.
NAVTA Nurse Initiative targets Indiana, Michigan, Ohio for technician name change
Group hopes to have registered veterinary nurse credential adopted in three states by July 2018.
Are your veterinary practices financials AAHA-compliant?
Now you can check with the AAHA/VMG Chart of Accounts, recently made available to the veterinary profession as a free resource.
Veterinarians: Will you continue to own your profession?
Unless veterinarians develop a financial focus, they may lose their position of influence in veterinary medicine.
Familiar veterinary bills introduced in Congress
One seeks to end a tax on awards to rural practitioners, the other would require veterinarians to hand over a written prescription for every medication.
COE rejects University of Arizona's veterinary school proposal a second time
The novel-concept veterinary school can reapply for accreditation in June.
Animal welfare groups criticize AVMA depopulation guidelines as inhumane
Proposed guidelines apply to large-scale culling of farm animals for disease control purposes.
Inactive clients visit veterinary practices after receiving test email
A customizable letter brought an average of 128 lapsed clients per veterinary practice in six monthsand they spent around $20,000. Could the free tool work for your veterinary hospital too?
Registration open for annual eye exam event for service dogs
ACVO and Stokes Pharmacy preparing for 10th annual screening to take place in May.
Letter to dvm360: Take a (permanent) break from brachycephalic breed depictions
A reader asks us to stop showing these suffering souls as representatives of normal.
'I'm working from home today ' Telecommuting trends for veterinary practice managers
This VHMA survey indicates how many managers work from home, what they love about itand whats tough to accomplish off site.
Heartworm Q&A: What do I need to know about heat-treating samples?
Dr. Byron Blagburn lays out the basics for practicing veterinariansif you suspect heartworm infection but get a negative antigen result, consider heat-treating the sample.
Repayment realities: Why do some DVMs take longer to pay off student debt?
Demographic factors correlate with shorterand longerveterinary loan payback periods.
U.S. pets getting fatter, according to pet obesity research report
Pet owners disagree with veterinarians on nutritional issues
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