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Editors Note

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The Changing Face of Veterinary Medicine

The topic of diversity, or the lack thereof, in veterinary medicine has seen a recent resurgence. We can't let this momentum die down.

Diversity in the veterinary profession starts as low as marketing the available opportunities to high school students and as high as hiring diverse candidates to positions of power and decision-making.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Breed bans are beginning to crop up in international kennel clubs. Will this affect the U.S. veterinary and companion animal industry?

Veterinarians have an ethical obligation to their patients and companion animals as a whole. Should we follow international suit and support breed bans or keep pushing for scientifically driven positive breeding programs?

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In Good Faith

It is veterinarians' sole purpose to ensure the wellbeing of pets, but what if you suspect intentional abuse? All veterinarians should be protected.

It is veterinarians’ sole purpose to ensure the wellbeing of pets, but what if you suspect intentional abuse? Do you feel protected in reporting suspected animal abuse?

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Staying Centered in a Crisis

Humanitarian crises also affect the veterinary profession—but is it always in a negative way? These times of uncertainty can help the profession learn new ways of growing, adapting, and thriving.

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Stamp Out Burnout

As we grow older in life and in this profession, we may feel it is acceptable or inevitable to feel mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. But these feelings are not shared by every veterinary professional and may be a cause for concern. It may signal burnout caused by the demands of the job.

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What Constitutes Animal Cruelty?

Following the track of the Nov/Dec issue’s editor’s letter, this article looks at the legal status of owning a pet in the U.S. and beyond, as well as what constitutes animal cruelty beyond physical abuse.

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A Voice For the Suffering

Animal cruelty is a widespread phenomenon that has serious impact on animal welfare, the wellbeing of individual animals, and our society, as well as veterinary medicine in general. A pivotal question that must be answered is this: what constitutes abuse or neglect in our patients?

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Enough Is Enough

Roughly 1 in 5 veterinarians surveyed by the AVMA reported that they had themselves been victims or knew colleagues who had been victims of cyberbullying. In this electronic age, it’s all too easy to be targeted by this type of attack, but it’s not as easy to know what to do to protect against, prevent, and fight back against a cyberbully. “Enough is enough,” writes Editor-in-Chief Simon Platt.

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