Helping children cope with surgery
When three-year-old Sammy Hoover left a hospital in Georgia after a surgery, he had a companion with him—a stuffed animal puppy.
New recommendations for feline spay/neuter surgery
The AVMA Board of Directors has endorsed a document recommending that cats not intended for breeding be gonadectomized prior to five months of age.…
Surgery or procedures performed on show animals
The AVMA recommends that surgery for the correction of an injury not be grounds for disqualification of an animal from shows and obedience trials,.
Dental surgery position statement approved
The AVMA has adopted a new position statement regarding dental surgery
Will nonrecovery surgery courses survive?
Will nonrecovery surgery courses survive? SUSAN C. KAHLER Many veterinary educators persist in their belief…
MSU veterinary college ends nonsurvival surgeries
Starting this fall, Michigan State University veterinary students beginning their surgical education will no longer train on dogs
Charity closes amid complaints of surgeries performed by nonveterinarians
An Atlanta-based charity that performed orthopedic surgeries on stray animals has shuttered following complaints from Georgia veterinarians that…
Drug approved for pain relief after dog knee surgery
The Food and Drug Administration approved in August a drug for local pain relief in dogs following knee surgery.
The performance of veterinary dentistry and oral medicine and surgery is part of the practice of veterinary medicine...
Powdered glove ban takes effect
Federal health officials have banned powdered gloves intended for use in surgery or examinations as well as absorbable powders
Powdered medical gloves could be banned
Powdered gloves intended for use in surgery or examinations could be banned to guard against inflammation, allergic reactions
Barbaro's veterinarian recalls time with famed racehorse
By his own admission, Dr. Dean Richardson is better at large animal surgery than public speaking.
Scope of medical laser safety standard broadened
Lasers are being used more frequently than ever in veterinary medicine for declawing, spay-and-neuter surgery, tumor removal, oral and ear surgery,…
Alert: Hemostatic Bone Putty
Potential to ignite if contacted with electrosurgical cautery systems under certain conditions during surgery.
The hidden curriculum
Every veterinarian knows there’s much more to the job than being able to diagnose, treat, prescribe, and perform surgery.
Continuing education: Gonadectomy in dogs and cats
Online veterinary CE credit: The science of gonadectomy affects theriogenology, shelter and internal medicine, behavior, surgery, oncology, private…
Orthopedic organization honors equine veterinarian
Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith, professor of surgery at the Colorado State University Orthopaedic Research Center, received the Orthopaedic Research…
AVMA statement on veterinarians in aquatic animal medicine
Veterinarians in the United States provide animal and public health care (i.e. diagnose disease, perform surgery, evaluate and recommend management…
Sample Analysis of a bill Proposing to Expand the Scope of Practice for Non-veterinarian Practitioners
February 2006 Current Law Current Arizona law includes the following as veterinary medicine: veterinary surgery, obstetrics, dentistry, acupuncture,…
FFA, AVMA encourage youth to pursue veterinary medicine
Ever since she assisted in a surgery and felt the aorta of a 4-month-old dog, Dana White knew she would pursue a career in veterinary
Josh Project involvement approved
JOSH project involves a stuffed toy Golden Retriever and a book, I'll Be O.K, whose main character is a dog that goes through surgery.
Specialty organizations reshape training and examinations
Veterinary specialty organizations are temporarily reshaping their certification programs for new diplomates to fit the changing dimensions of the…
The spay/neuter conversation, at Convention and beyond
Pet owners have ready access to diverse opinions online about spaying and neutering, and look to their veterinarian to provide a recommendation that’s…
Survey finds declining practice revenue, move toward telemedicine
A survey of roughly 215 veterinary practices in the northeastern United States and approximately a hundred practices in other parts of the country…
Public Health Service veterinarians work to protect people during pandemic
As people returned to the U.S. from cities with COVID-19 outbreaks, federal veterinarians helped protect them and the communities where they arrived.…