News wrap-up: This week's headlines, plus top holiday pet hazards

December 11, 2020
dvm360 Staff

Check out this week's top veterinary headlines.

With the holidays fast approaching, and a spike in COVID-19 cases across the nation, we're dedicated to keeping you informed with the latest pandemic news and coverage of the veterinary industry.

Here's a look at this week's news highlights:

  • According to a new ruling by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), when it comes to animals traveling in airplane cabins, a service animal will now be defined as “a dog, regardless of breed or type, that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other cognitive disability.”
  • The KC Animal Corridor recently announced Kerri Marshall, DVM, MBA, as the winner of the 2020 Iron Paw Award.
  • To help keep pets safe and their owners merry and bright this holiday season, Nationwide has reviewed their data claims and unveiled the top causes for veterinary visits during this time of year.