Wrap up: Upcoming short film shedding light on mental health struggles in veterinary medicine, and other news


Check out this week’s highlights

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Here are some of our top headlines of the week:

  • Australian filmmaker Danielle Baynes announced her new film The Dog staring Kate Walsh, best know for her role on Grey’s Anatomy and its’ spinoff The Practice, which shows the challenges of a veterinarians working at a 24 hour emergency clinic and the problems she faces such as personal demons and an ethical dilemma.
  • Oakland Zoo official launched a public vote to name the lates addition of their giraffe herd, a 13-month-old giraffe, and gave an update and insight into how the giraffe is adjusting to its new environment.
  • On this week’s episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Matthew Edson, DVM, CVPM, MRCVS, founding dean of the Shreiber School of Veterinary Medicine at Rowan University, to discuss what New Jerseys first veterinary school means for the future of veterinary education.
  • Our recent installment of "Clinic Center" is now available! This time around, dvm360 highlighted 3 recent clinic, distribution centers, and laboratories, that have opened their doors across the United States.
  • A poll conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of the Humane Society of the United Sates surveyed 2042 adults in the United States to help gather insights into the financial struggles pet owners face when trying to seek care for their pet.
  • Dustin Kieschnick, Psyd, facilitator with Not One More Vet’s Veterinary Mental Health Support, shares a clinical look at substance use in veterinary medicine as well as ways to recognize when substance use can become problematic.
  • And more!
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