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Career event teaches underrepresented students about veterinary medicine

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The AVMA recently hosted more than 30 young adults at a Chicago veterinary clinic for an immersive experience in animal medicine as part of the Association’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the veterinary profession.

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Intentional, reciprocal communication: keys to effective leadership

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Josh Vaisman, founder of Flourish Veterinary Consulting, and Andi Davison, a licensed veterinarian technician, gave the presentation “If You Ain’t Coaching, You Ain't Leading” on January 6 at the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference in Chicago.

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Raw pet food diets, pet population management policies headed to HOD

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The AVMA House of Delegates, during its regular winter session, being held January 5-6, 2024, in Chicago, will vote on six resolutions that would amend AVMA policies. These policies deal with noncommercial transportation of pets, management of dog and cat populations, and raw pet food diets, among other issues.

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Navigating client, staff communication relies on active listening, letting things go

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Dani Rabwin, veterinarian and founder of Ready, Vet, Go, a remote veterinary mentorship program, and Debra Hamilton, JD, the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation North Carolina, presented the session “Clear Communication: Smoothing Out Rough Discussions with Colleagues, Staff and Clients” at the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference on January 6 (..)

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Eliminating in-person veterinarian-client-patient relationship requirement for telemedicine, proposed midlevel position discussed at Veterinary Information Forum

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Two proposals for change in the veterinary profession—the idea of a midlevel position (MLP) that would overlap the roles of the veterinarian and veterinary technician and eliminating the requirement to establish a veterinarian-technician-patient relationship (VCPR) in person for telemedicine—were discussed during the AVMA House of Delegates’ (HOD) (..)

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Delegates update AVMA policies on diets for cats and dogs, animal loss support services

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The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) amended several AVMA policies addressing a range of veterinary-related issues, , from raw diets for dogs and cats, to dog and cat population management, to animal loss support services, and safe, noncommercial transport of pets in motor vehicles, during its regular winter session, held January 5-6 in Chicago in conjunction (..)

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Eliminating in-person VCPR requirement for telemedicine, proposed midlevel position discussed at information forum

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Two proposals for change in the veterinary profession—the idea of a midlevel position (MLP) that would overlap the roles of the veterinarian and veterinary technician and eliminating the requirement to establish a veterinarian-technician-patient relationship (VCPR) in person for telemedicine—were discussed during the AVMA House of Delegates’ (HOD) (..)

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