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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 …

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 …

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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 …

New App Available To Identify Hazardous Drugs

The U.S Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) recently introduced a new mobile app designed to help veterinarians and veterinary employers improve safety in the handling of dangerous drugs. The goal of the app is to help healthcare workers, including veterinarians, safely handle hazardous drugs as labeled under USP’s General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs — Handling in Healthcare …

Banfield Pet Hospital Unveils New Anesthesia Program

Earlier this month, Banfield Pet Hospital introduced the newest edition of its anesthetic and pain management guidelines and protocols: Anesthesia and Analgesia for the Veterinary Practitioner: Canine and Feline. This edition is a continuation of 15 years of work, during which time Banfield has made its Anesthesia for the Pet Practitioner publication available online to …

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