March 15, 2018

Analysts say the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Trump last December benefits businesses more than individuals. Does that include veterinary hospital owners? A financial planner specializing in veterinary practices says several provisions in the new law will likely affect veterinary hospitals and their owners.


Five candidates are vying for two seats on the AVMA Board of Directors representing districts VII and IX. AVMA members in those districts can cast their vote throughout March.


A retail chain’s puppies were linked to more than 100 illnesses in a two-year Campylobacter outbreak. The 17-state outbreak is associated with contact with dogs at Petland stores, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From January 2016 through January 2018, 113 people had laboratory-confirmed infections, and 23 were hospitalized. CDC officials have warned that illnesses may continue.


A study has looked at the stated thoughts and reactions of veterinarians who work in shelters and spay-neuter clinics as they cope with serious adverse patient events related to spaying and neutering, be they life-threatening complications or death. While every veterinarian has experienced these scenarios, not all veterinarians have developed coping skills and strategies that help them deal with them.


For marine mammal veterinarian Claire Simeone, giving a TED Talk is a dream come true. As a TED fellow, Dr. Simeone is slated to speak at TED2018 in Vancouver this April. Dr. Simeone is passionate about translating her scientific work and research at The Marine Mammal Center into compelling stories and about inspiring global ocean conservation of marine mammals.