Happy Friday dvm360 readers! Can you believe that we are closing the door for 2023 and opening it for 2024 in just a little less than 2 weeks? This year has been full of highs and lows within the veterinary industry and dvm360 was here every step of the way. As we continue to move toward 2024, check back in here at dvm360.com to see our top articles and podcast episodes of the year.
Here is what was popular this week on dvm360.com:
- Chewy, Inc. announced this week that it has launched Chewy Vet Care, a new pet health initiative that will offer routine appointments, urgent care, and surgeries to pets in need. Chewy plans to open its first practice in southern Florida early in 2024 with more to follow throughout the year.
- During an interview with dvm360, Brittany A. Lancellotti, DVM, DACVD, broke down how predisposing factors, such as small ear canals, can increase a pet's risk for reoccurring cases of infections, plus tips teams can share with owners looking to reduce the frequency of otitis externa.
- Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Vernard L. Hodges, DVM, and Terrence Ferguson, DVM, stars of Nat Geo Wild’s Critter Fixers: Country Vets shared the news that they joined forces to teach pet parents how to build a stronger relationship with their veterinarian as well as understand how important nutrition is for the health of their pets.
- On this week’s episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, welcomed Leslie Bauer, DVM, DABVP, director of house officer training programs for Thrive Pet Healthcare and ER Academy national director, to learn more about house officers and their role in veterinary medicine.
- While attending the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in San Diego, California, veterinary students from schools around the world received a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to be a veterinarian providing care to racehorses at the Del Mar Racetrack
- The American College of Veterinary Surgeons disclosed that Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS, is the recipient of the ACVS Foundation Lynn Wheaton Philanthropy Award for all of his work serving his community.
- And more!