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Certification Human-Animal Bond in Practice

It’s a proven fact that the human-animal bond has been shown to improve the wellbeing of clients and pets. The NAVC and the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) launched a new certification focused on the science behind this bond. This specialized training will set a practice apart from the rest and may attract more clients. …

Mindfulness for Veterinarians

In the busyness that surrounds our veterinary practice and our personal lives, where we are constantly on the go and wrapped up in “doing,” mindfulness provides us with a space to consider alternative ways of responding to both internal and external stressors.

The NAVC Learning Academy: Looking Ahead

Veterinary healthcare professionals need to continuously learn about the latest in veterinary medicine in order to bring the highest quality care to their patients. The NAVC Learning Academy, a new certification-based initiative, provides the tools and knowledge to help veterinary professionals meet their continuing educational needs. In line with NAVC’s mission, the Learning Academy offers …

Educational Journeys

Education is the facilitation of learning and the acquisition of knowledge. A proverb says, “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.” This simple statement embodies the complexities of learning and the stimulating challenges of designing lasting educational experiences…

Grief: The Secret Among Us?

As veterinarians, we deal with more “client”-related grief than many other professionals. The death of a pet means the loss of a source of love, of a living being to care for, and of contact with a component of our natural world. While the grief suffered by pet owners after a pet dies is recognized …

Are Exotics a Fit for Me? Part 1: Development of the Exotics Practice

The quality of exotic pet medicine has increased dramatically over the last decade, which is illustrated by the appearance of board-certified specialists for exotic animals and increasing numbers of high quality articles in the peer-reviewed veterinary literature. However, the decision whether to incorporate exotic pets into a practice should be made carefully.

The Veterinary Technology Profession

Harold Davis, Jr, BA, RVT, VTS (Emergency & Critical Care) (Anesthesia & Analgesia) University of California–Davis If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions. —Chinese proverb I recently returned from the 2016 NAVC (North American Veterinary Community) Conference where …