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WalletHub Ranks 2018’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities

Americans have shown a growing commitment to taking on the financial responsibility of pet ownership. In fact, the American Pet Products Association is predicting that pet ownership will cost Americans over $72 billion this year. As the interest in heightened spending on pets continues to grow, so does the animal health and products market. While …

Aquatic and Marine Mammal Medicine Course Making Waves

A unique course at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is offering students an experience found nowhere else in the world. The SeaVet Clinical Training course offers a comprehensive approach to specializing in aquatic or marine mammal medicine. The nine-day program has been offered at the university for nearly a decade and incorporates …

New Bill Would Tighten Prescription Regulations for Veterinarians

Last April, House Representatives, Chris Collins (R-NY) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA), introduced H.R. 5472, dubbed the “Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2018.” If the bill were to pass and become law, veterinarians would be required to provide written prescriptions for all companion animals, even if not requested by a client. In a web posting …

Number of Marijuana-related Poisonings in Pets on the Rise

According to a statement from the American Veterinary Medical Association, calls to the Veterinary Services Poison Helpline about accidental marijuana ingestion in pets has surged 448% over the past six years (source: NBC News). As the number of states legalizing the recreational use of the marijuana continues to rise, pet owners should take the necessary …

New Study Shows Promise for Advancements in Canine Cancer Treatment

A new treatment spearheaded by the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) has yielded promising results.  It was announced that a first canine cancer patient is now cancer free after undergoing a new form of treatment. The research team, led by Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology Jeffrey Ruth, DVM, investigated focused ultrasound therapy techniques capable …

MVS Pet Care Awards First Mobile Franchises

Via Today’s Veterinary Business Two investors have signed the first franchise agreements with MVS Pet Care, a start-up company looking to deliver mobile veterinary services to client homes nationwide. Non-veterinarians and business partners Ian Haywood and Emanuel Graves plan to operate six mobile vans — two each in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. But first, they …

Adopt-A-Cat Month®

Brought to you in June by American Humane American Humane celebrates Adopt-A-Cat Month® each June – a month that also marks the height of “kitten season,” when millions of kittens are born and often end up in animal shelters. The feline population increase fills animal shelters across the country each June with cats and kittens …

Update On FDA Veterinary Drug Regulation

In late February, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine released an updated list of veterinary drug guidances under development for 2018. Veterinary professionals are urged to review this new list with a keen eye, so as to align with new regulations. The list includes both guidance topics and possible new topics for guidance documents or …

New Antimicrobial Policy For Veterinary Medicine Established By AVMA

This January, the AVMA House of Delegates reached a unanimous decision to introduce and enact a policy on antimicrobial stewardship. Antimicrobial stewardship refers to the actions veterinarians take individually and as a profession to preserve the effectiveness and availability of antimicrobial drugs through conscientious oversight and responsible medical decision-making while safeguarding animal, public, and environmental …

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