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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
A Crisis of Historic Proportions?
TVP Editor in Chief Simon Platt discusses the repercussions of the the anti-vaccination movement in veterinary medicine.
The Emotional Topic of Veterinary Student Selection
A university in Australia has recently introduced emotional intelligence testing as part of the selection process for its medical program with the aim of enrolling students with the strong social skills needed to succeed at university and in the workplace. Those candidates with acceptable educational achievements were further evaluated by an external organization specializing in …