June 15, 2010
Participants were asked to deconstruct and reconstruct nine veterinary education models. Their mission was to analyze and create new and improved models, using projected future societal needs and the veterinary competencies needed to fulfill those needs as a guide.
Before the recession, many specialty practices had been booming as a growing subset of pet owners spared no expense on veterinary care. Recently, however, specialty practices appear to have fared worse on average than general practices.
A 10-state surveillance system uncovered fewer illnesses connected with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 in 2009 than in any of the preceding four years.