VCA Stops Elective Declaw Surgeries Nationwide
Nearly 900 VCA hospitals join sister companies Banfield and BluePearl in forbidding most onychectomies.
CSU and Zoetis Leaders Herald Launch of New Research Lab
Officials from Zoetis and Colorado State University gathered on the Foothills Campus on Jan. 28 to celebrate the opening of a new lab, which will explore the livestock immune system and target new immunotherapies, paving the way for new alternatives to antibiotics for treating illnesses in food-producing animals.
Physical Rehabilitation at Veterinary College Enhances Pets’ Quality of Life
After developing hind limb weakness from neurologic causes, as well as general soreness and decreased mobility because of arthritis, 11-year-old black Labrador retriever Saint was referred to the college’s physical rehabilitation service by his veterinarian, Virginia Tech alumnus Thomas Blaszak.
AAVMC & MSD Animal Health Collaborating on Global Antimicrobial Resistance Project
MSD Animal Health is teaming up with the AAVMC on an international grant program designed to help mitigate the global public health problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
AAVMC Names Recipient of Prestigious Veterinary Teaching Award
The AAVMC has named Dr. Jerome Masty, an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, as the recipient of the 2019 AAVMC Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award, presented by Zoetis.
Newly Proposed Florida Law Protecting Pets from Abuse has Gained Bipartisan Support
A proposed law strengthening protection against cruelty for dogs and cats has been introduced and is gaining bilateral support in the Florida House and Senate. HB 621 Animal Cruelty, or Allie’s Law, provides guidelines regarding when a veterinarian or member of a veterinary medical facility is required to report signs of suspected animal cruelty to law enforcement or animal control.
The Winter Holiday Season and Euthanasia Rates: The Unexpected Correlation
The holiday season is supposed to be a time for family and joy, but that can be hard when clients and veterinarians have to make the hard decision to euthanize a pet; an unfortunate reality around the holidays. Read more from Dr. Dani McVety, co-founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, on why and then watch the Spark! video for advice from Dr. Dana Varble on how to get through it.
Veterinary Surgery Planning and Training in 3D
Read about Oscar the French bulldog’s journey through spinal surgery with the help of 3D printing and Tuft’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Poll: Do You Participate in Animal Welfare Volunteer Work?
Why do veterinary professionals volunteer with animal welfare organizations? As one unknown author said: “Some people don’t understand why I help animals in need. I don’t understand why they wonder.”