Personal/Professional Development

Clinical Insights

The Cost of Caring Too Much?

Veterinarians are in the unique and challenging position of balancing the medical needs of their patients with the financial needs of their clients. The strength of the human-animal bond can lead to emotionally charged conversations between pet owners and veterinarians, especially when finances are limited and decisions about care become life-or-death.


Loneliness, Pets, and the Role of Vets

We know pets can help fight loneliness and social isolation, but what is the role of veterinarians? Read more about the veterinarians’ role in the human-animal bond with both companion animals and service animals.

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Introducing: VMX Virtual!

We are proud to announce a virtual extension to the VMX Expo Hall, where you can access exclusive content and interact with exhibitors on a year-round basis—VMX Virtual.

The Winter Holiday Season and Euthanasia Rates: The Unexpected Correlation

The holiday season is supposed to be a time for family and joy, but that can be hard when clients and veterinarians have to make the hard decision to euthanize a pet; an unfortunate reality around the holidays. Read more from Dr. Dani McVety, co-founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, on why and then watch the Spark! video for advice from Dr. Dana Varble on how to get through it.

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Become a Pet Advocate!

Many times it is forgotten that our community includes those besides veterinarians, veterinary nurses, practice managers, and support staff. Pet owners and clients are the backbone of veterinary healthcare, but it is neither clients nor veterinary professionals making some of the big decisions in the industry. That is why the NAVC has launched a new Pet Health Advocacy platform. As members of this community, we want to share our feedback regarding legislative and regulatory initiatives related to pet health.


Focus on Your Wellbeing at VMX 2020!

Personal health and wellbeing for veterinary professionals is one of the NAVC’s top priorities. That is why we are implementing many new wellness initiatives at VMX 2020, the world’s largest, leading veterinary conference. Mark your calendars for January 18-22 in Orlando, Florida where you’ll learn and grow alongside peers who motivate and inspire you.

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Dream It, Be It: Dr. Mary Beth Davis’ Story

Most veterinary students struggle with classes and clinicals, but what if you had recently suffered a paralyzing spinal injury that left you wheelchair-bound? Read the story of Dr. Mary Beth Davis, DVM, who graduated from Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Health Sciences, class of 2019, and how she persevered to achieve her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Protection Status
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