News wrap up: FDA conditionally approves therapy for canine idiopathic epilepsy, plus other veterinary news


Check out this week’s headlines



Happy Friday dvm360® readers! Everyone at dvm360 hopes that those impacted by the heat waves across the United States are staying cool as we end an extremely hot week in September. We are now officially 1 week away from our Directions in Veterinary Medicine (DIVM) symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. If you have not registered yet, today is your day! Sign up here to secure your spot at our final DIVM symposium of 2023.

Here is what was popular this week:

  • The FDA announced this week it has conditionally approved phenobarbital tablets (Fidoquel-CA1; Genus Lifesciences Inc.) to control seizures in dogs that are associated with idiopathic epilepsy. Currently, this is the only phenobarbital tablets to receive conditional approval.
  • During an interview with dvm360, Vicky Ograin, MBA, RVT, VTS (Nutrition), shared what she loves about veterinary conferences as she prepares to speak at our upcoming DIVM symposium in Nashville, plus what she is excited to see while spending a few days in the music city.
  • On this week’s episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Michael Natale, LVT, joins the episode to discuss the role career and technical education classes available to high school students can help foster and create a new generation of veterinary professionals with host Adam Christman, DVM, MBA.
  • The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland shard the news this week that the giant pandas that have lived at the Edinburgh Zoo for the last 12 years will return to China this December.
  • dvm360 recently sat down with Emily Singler, VMD, to learn more about her book Pregnancy and Postpartum Considerations for the Veterinary Team, and how a lack of resources out there available to pregnant or post partum women working within veterinary medicine.
  • Courtney Campbell, DVM, DACVS-SA, explained to attendees at the most recent Fetch dvm360 conference in Kansas City, Missouri, how reshaping access to veterinary care can help enhance the professional while also providing better job satisfaction.

Can’t make it to our DIVM symposium in Nashville? Well you are in luck because we will be heading down to the Jersey Shore in October for our Fetch Coastal conference. To learn more about the conference and get your ticket, check out the conference website.

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