Americans Are Spending More on Pets Than Ever Before: $72 Billion
Pet care spending in 2018 reached a record-breaking high of $72.56 billion compared to $69.51 billion in 2017, an increase of over 4 percent. APPA’s annual industry figures cover pet spending in the market categories of food, supplies/over-the-counter (OTC) medications, veterinary care, live animal purchases and other services.
Global Advocate of the Role of Veterinarians in Animal Welfare Recognized with WSAVA Award
Dr. Melissa Bain , an American veterinarian, board-certified in both animal welfare and behavior, has been announced as the recipient of this year’s World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Award for Companion Animal Welfare. Dr. Bain is a professor of Clinical Animal Behavior at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
2019 AAHA’s Veterinary Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats Released
To help veterinary practitioners navigate the complex and changing world of veterinary dentistry, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) released an update to the 2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.
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.
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.