Report: Similar rises in human, pet health care expenses
Household pet health care expenses have risen in patterns similar to those seen in human health care
For human needs, some veterinary clinics are turning to a professional
Veterinarians aren’t always equipped to deal with every moral, ethical, and emotional dilemma they encounter with clients.
Generic drugs, skyrocketing prices
Over the years, generic prescription drugs approved for use in humans have provided tremendous savings in human
WVC becomes Viticus Group
The Western Veterinary Conference became WVC in 2014. Now the organization has been renamed as Viticus Group, reflecting its expansion to education in…
DEA provides update on opioid shortage
The Drug Enforcement Administration released a statement April 10 on the ongoing opioid shortages affecting both human and veterinary medicine.
Disposal of Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Disposal has come under increased scrutiny due to detection of human pharmaceuticals in U.S. Waterways.
Handle with care
Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson, a board member of the Human Animal Bond Association, gave a talk about the special needs of elderly and disabled animal…
The slow rise of generic animal drugs
In human medicine, generic drugs accounted for 88 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States as of 2014. Currently, generic
CATalyst connects pet adopters with private practitioners
Before adopters take home a new pet from the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington, an adoption counselor asks them to choose from a
More opioids available to veterinarians during ongoing shortage
The Food and Drug Administration announced Dec. 13 that the agency has worked with Pfizer Inc. to help alleviate a shortage of certain injectable…
Groups provide new guidance on antimicrobials
The AVMA, Canadian VMA, and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are calling for continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance at a…
Pet ownership stable, veterinary care variable
Americans still love their pets, with more than half of U.S. households owning a pet at year-end 2016, but
The veterinarian’s role in supporting appropriate selection and use of service, assistance and therapy animals
Service, assistance and therapy animals provide help, support, and comfort for people. Veterinarians have a role in assisting in selecting the right…
Henry Schein animal health business merging with Vets First Choice
Henry Schein Inc. and Vets First Choice announced plans April 23 for Henry Schein to spin off its animal health business and merge it with
AAHA Connexity takes on topics that keep veterinarians up at night
The American Animal Hospital Association took a radically new approach to its annual conference this year,
Frustration mounts over opioid shortage
Drug shortages and discontinuations are nothing new to veterinary medicine.
Hurt at work
People working in the veterinary services profession were the second most likely to have nonfatal work-related injuries in 2016,
Study looks at how veterinarians cope with patient death
A study has looked at the stated thoughts and reactions of veterinarians who work in shelters and spay-neuter clinics
AVMA, pediatrics academy collaborate toward one health
The AVMA and American Academy of Pediatrics adopted a joint statement, “The Value of Professional Collaboration in Protecting the
Practices encouraged to be proactive about antimicrobials
A report now available from the AVMA Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice provides a framework for
New tax law: What it means for veterinary hospitals
Analysts say the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act benefits businesses more than individuals.
Marijuana treatments, drug monitoring programs discussed
AVMA House of Delegates members want the Association to develop policies and further guidance on emerging issues affecting the profession, such as
Back to Basics
Veterinarians today are able to provide better and more advanced medical care for pets than ever before, but the cost of that care makes it
Veterinarians defy Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey dealt a blow to Texas, impacting small and large animals, urban and rural clinics.
Shelter medicine: A budding field that is helping to raise the standard of care in animal shelters
Today, shelter medicine is a growing part of the curriculum at several U.S. veterinary schools.