U.S. Pet Obesity Rates Are Unchanged; Conflicting Weight Loss Advice Grows
The 11th annual Association for Pet Obesity Prevention survey found that 59.5% of cats and 55.8% of dogs are classified as overweight or obese. Veterinarians need to provide sound nutritional recommendations, says APOP.
Veterinary Jobs Are Expected to Grow 19% by 2026
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says veterinary occupations are expected to add 51,700 new jobs and grow at a rate of 19% over the 2016–26 decade, almost 3 times faster than the 7% average projected for all occupations.
Stay Up to Date with CAPC Parasite Maps
Up-to-date maps from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) can help the veterinary care team in its client education efforts on heartworm — are you using them?
The History of Women in Veterinary Medicine in the U.S.
Challenges, opposition and obstacles had to be overcome by the early female pioneers in veterinary medicine in the United States. Here is a timeline of just a few of the significant milestones achieved by women who have helped pave the way for today’s female veterinarians succeeding in the profession.
Veterinary Students Use Stage III to Learn How to Operate on Animals
Veterinary students can use Washington State University’s Stage III — a hybrid immersive simulation environment comprised of a computer simulation paired with a mannequin — to learn how to operate on animals.
Virtual Reality Brings Dog’s Anatomy to Life for Veterinary Students
Veterinary students at Virginia Tech try out a new virtual reality experience that allows them to see and study a dog’s anatomy, including organs, bone structure and layers of tissue.
America’s Oldest Giraffe Is Under Palliative Care at Zoo
The oldest giraffe in the U.S., Zoo Knoxville’s 31-year-old giraffe Patches, is under palliative care as the zoo staff prepares to say goodbye. Read her story.
Veterinarians at OSU Perform Surgery on a Rare White Bengal Tiger
Veterinarians at Oregon State University performed surgery — an ovariohysterectomy, removing all of the reproductive organs — on a rare white Bengal tiger named Nora.
Nearly Frozen, Unresponsive Cat Revived by Veterinarians in Montana
A team of veterinarians revived a three-year-old cat named Fluffy who was found nearly frozen to death in a snowbank in Kalispell, Montana. Read the amazing story of her recovery.