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Veterinary Practice

Leaders of the CVBE

Cornell Launches Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship focuses on four pillars: education, economics research, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Through its educational program development efforts, CVBE will offer a variety of educational programs including a new DVM certificate program, as well as post-graduate executive education.

Pet care spending

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.

Time’s Up? Not Yet

Female veterinarians are still lagging behind their male peers in terms of pay, and men still outnumber women in more senior roles, despite a female majority across the profession as a whole.

Is This the Golden Age of Veterinary Medicine?

Veterinarians make meaningful contributions to enrich the lives of animals and fellow human beings, despite all the challenges and concerns that we address in our daily lives and the state of the world around us.

The Opioid Crisis: A Veterinarian’s Action Plan

“We, as clinicians, are uniquely positioned to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic.”1 — Vivek Murthy, former U.S. Surgeon General Last year, the opioid overdose epidemic was responsible for an estimated 30,000 human deaths in the United States.2 Much needed attention has been focused on this public health concern, which has started to affect …

Information Overload

“True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.” — Winston Churchill Daily use of the internet has become a way of life for many people, and with the advancement of technology and Internet of Things (IoT)1, our clients are increasingly equipped with health information before attending appointments. A 2016 …

MRSA in the Veterinary Clinic: Management of Pets and People

Malia Ireland, DVM, MPH, Leslie Kollmann, BS, CVT, AAS, Joni Scheftel, DVM, MPH, DACVPM Staphylococcus aureus is a human-host adapted, Gram-positive bacteria commonly found on the skin and in the nasal passages of people. Often considered a commensal organism, it is also an opportunistic pathogen, causing skin and invasive infections. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) was …

The Age of the Veterinary Nurse Has Arrived! Part 2: Taking Charge

Last issue I discussed the topic of veterinary nurse initiative (VNI) and the proposed unification of credentialed titles, which hopefully will reduce confusion and improve the visibility of nurses. However, improving the profile of veterinary nursing does nothing for our vital team members if we don’t seize this moment to implement their much-needed roles as …

The Age of the Veterinary Nurse Has Arrived! Part I: What’s in a Name?

If anything prevents continued advancement of this professional body, it may be the confusion over why there are so many different titles. If this confuses us, then how does it affect our patients’ owners’ acceptance and recognition, an integral component in improving our retention of veterinary technicians? I will focus on where we are, and …

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