Wrap up: Puerto Rico welcomes first veterinary school, and other veterinary news


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In the meantime, here is what was popular this week on dvm360.com:

  • The Ana G. Méndez University-Gurabo (UAGM-Gurabo) School of Veterinary Medicine in Gurabo, Puerto Rico officially received a letter of reasonable insurance from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education to begin offering a doctorate in veterinary medicine program beginning August 2024.
  • Our February cover story is now available on dvm360.com! Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD, explains to readers how to help veterinary teams approach dental care all year, and not just in honor of National Pet Dental Health Month.
  • On this week’s episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, welcomed back Mike Natale, LVT, to discuss how Natale takes care of his wellbeing, and how others can care for theirs as well.
  • During the 2024 Veterinary Meeting & Expo in Orlando, Florida, Kara Burns, MS, Med, LVT, VTS (Nutrition) VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry) taught attendees how veterinary clinics can increase the responsibilities for credentialed technicians and improve how teams are utilizing these veterinary professionals.
  • Allison A. Stewart, DVM, MS, DACVS, explains an effective treatment for stabilizing a wounded pastern or foot region for equine patients, plus how to apply a phalangeal cast in equine patients.
  • The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine recently conducted a study to get a better understanding of the impact that service dogs have on military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder by examining cortisol levels in veterans with a service dog compared to a veteran without one.
  • And more!
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