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Dr. Jerry Jerome Masty

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.

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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.

AI to identify Chiari-like malformation

AI Could Help Diagnose Dogs Suffering From Chronic Pain and Identify Facial Changes Associated with Chiari-like Malformation

Because the clinical signs are often nonspecific and overlap with other, more common, disease presentations such as dermatologic or otologic conditions, Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia are challenging to diagnose. A new AI technique shows promise for helping veterinarians to identify Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and other dogs suffering with crippling pain caused by this chronic disease.