Wrap up: Minnesota licensed veterinary technicians now included in Veterinary Practice Act, and other veterinary news

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Good morning and happy Friday dvm360® readers! We hope those throughout the country amid this heat wave are staying cool as well as helping clients understand the risks of heatstroke and burnt paws to help keep pets happy, healthy, and cool. To take a deeper look at heatstroke and how it can affect patients, check out this dvm360 article from a previous Fetch Kanas Conference.

Here is what was popular this week on dvm360.com:

  • Veterinary technicians in Minnesota reached a significant milestone by now being included in the state’s Veterinary Practice Act per a recently passed bill. This statute establishes a legal definition for veterinary technicians.
  • Two beluga whales, Plombir and Miranda, were rescued earlier this week from NEMO Dolphinarium in Kharkiv, Ukraine by marine mammal specialists during a high-risk collaborative operation, evacuating them to the oceanarium Oceanogràfic in Valencia, Spain
  • On this week’s episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Alex Sigmund, DVM, DACVO, sat down with our host Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, to discuss glaucoma tips and tricks to help general practitioners diagnose and manage the disease.
  • Our June cover story is now available on dvm360.com! In recognition of Pet Preparedness Month, Karen Roach, RVT, VTS (ECC), discusses how advance emergency planning can help protect animals, veterinary teams, and the practice's property during a disaster.
  • David Hall, cofounder of GeniusVet, a dvm360 Strategic Alliance Partner, shared how veterinary practices can make their websites a great resource to be utilized by the community and potentially bring in new clients and staff members.
  • Within his recent article in our June print publication, Christman shares how Pride Month not only recognizes diversity, but serves as a commitment to equality and acceptance within the veterinary industry.
  • And more!
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