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.”
Poll: Are You Happy With Your Career Choice?
We asked our Facebook fans whether they were happy in their career choice. Three-quarters of the 166 respondents indicated they were.
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.
AAHA Releases 2019 Canine Life Stage Guidelines
Dogs face unique challenges and health risks in each stage of their lives, ranging from weakness in puppyhood to joint issues in seniority. New guidelines from the AAHA can help your veterinary team manage each patient’s individual needs.
Bird Population Sees Staggering Decline
A study that looked at declining bird populations found 2.9 billion breeding adult birds have been lost since 1970, including birds in every ecosystem. The losses include iconic songsters such as the sweet-singing white-throated sparrows (down by 93 million).
Dr. Amy Kapatkin Named President of Leading National Orthopedic Organization
Amy Kapatkin, DVM, MS, DACVS has been named the first woman and the first veterinarian to be president of AO North America (AONA), a national organization that is focused on musculoskeletal education for physicians and veterinarians.
WSAVA’s Global Pain Council Aims to Raise Standards of Pain Management by ‘Teaching the Teachers’
The Global Pain Council of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has launched a program called ‘Teach the Teachers,’ which aims to create a global network of key opinion leaders (teachers) in pain management, who are motivated to propagate and disseminate their knowledge within their regions.