March, 2024

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Updated guidance on canine leptospirosis reflects better understanding of disease

AVMA News

The latest consensus statement on leptospirosis in dogs from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine features the latest understanding about the zoonotic disease to help veterinarians care for their canine patients.

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Birdwatching in Northern Greece by Steve Mills: Third Edition

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If you’ve birded in Spain, possibly more than once, and are considering another Mediterranean country to quench your thirst, look to the east. Steve Dudley, a bird guide and author of the Lesvos birding guide, once told me: “Greece is THE premier birding location in Europe for me [and for yours truly as well]. Wider than Lesvos, it also offers other spectacular birding locations such as Kerkini , Dadia, and the Evros Delta – they can all be combined in an easy enough week or two-week birdi

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Chimpanzee vs Gorilla: An In-depth Comparison in Text & Video

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You might not be aware of all the differences between gorillas and chimpanzees. When comparing these two primate species , there are a lot of differences as well as preferences, but what might they be? You’ve come to the right place if you’ve ever wondered what makes a chimpanzee or a gorilla tick. ​ Chimpanzee vs Gorilla The many distinctions between these two incredible species will be covered in this post.

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World Veterinary Day celebrates veterinarians as essential health workers

AVMA News

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and Health for Animals announced that this year’s theme is “Veterinarians are essential health workers.” The 2024 World Veterinary Day will be held on April 27 and is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of veterinarians to the health of animals, people, and the environment.

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Women veterinarians discuss their mentors, inspiring next generation

AVMA News

In honor of Women’s History Month this March, AVMA News spoke to three female veterinarians from across the profession about the value of mentorship, how they overcame challenges and embraced their strengths, and what advice they would give to kids interested in veterinary medicine.

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza found in Texas, Kansas dairy cattle

AVMA News

State and federal officials continue to investigate after highly pathogenic avian influenza is identified in clinical samples obtained from dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas

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SAVMA president leads with attitude of gratitude

AVMA News

Summary: Tara Fellows Barron was installed as the 2024-25 president of the Student AVMA (SAVMA) during the 2024 SAVMA Symposium, held March 14-17. Acknowledging that she wouldn’t be SAVMA president without the backing of her family, friends, school, and peers, Barron intends to lead veterinary students with a focus on teamwork and gratitude.

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Goat in Minnesota tests positive for HPAI

AVMA News

A juvenile goat on a Minnesota farm is the first U.S. case of a U.S. case of a domestic ruminant succumbing to highly pathogenic avian influenza.

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Better integrating the robust veterinary technician skill set into practice

AVMA News

Credentialed veterinary technicians (CVTs) are versatile members of the veterinary care team, expertly tackling responsibilities in nursing, imaging, laboratory procedures, pharmacology, anesthesia, and more. In all, the entry level CVT is required to master more than 200 tasks.

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More veterinary colleges in line for accreditation evaluations

AVMA News

The AVMA Council on Education (AVMA COE) will have its hands full with 14 scheduled site visits for the remainder of this year. Among them are five consultative site visits to proposed veterinary programs vying for accreditation.

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Number of NAVLE test takers increase as overall scores decrease

AVMA News

The number of North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) candidates has been climbing in the past few years. At the same time, the ultimate performance passing rate has been on the decline in the past four cycles. This rate indicates passage of the test by the time of graduation for senior students from veterinary colleges accredited by the AVMA Council on Education (AVMA COE).

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AMC expands offerings with enhanced surgical suite

AVMA News

The new surgical center at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, which includes five operating rooms and a recovery room separating dogs and cats, is part of an ongoing $125 million expansion project at the New York City veterinary hospital.

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FSIS veterinary position created to improve retention

AVMA News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has created a higher-graded position for veterinarians in response to long-standing challenges in the federal veterinary workforce.

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AVMA, AAEP release veterinary team, client relationship resource for equine practitioners

AVMA News

The AVMA and American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) have jointly created the Effective Equine Care Guide, a free resource that veterinary teams in equine practice can use to develop healthy communication and positive partnerships between staff members and horse owners.

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AVMA, American Psychiatric Association leaders discuss mental health benefits of pets

AVMA News

AVMA President Rena Carlson and Gregory Scott Brown, MD, from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) answered frequently asked questions from pet owners during a live social media discussion on March 27 for mental health awareness.

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WOAH celebrates 100th anniversary

AVMA News

The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as the OIE) celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 25 with an online event that reviewed the organization’s history, evolution, and vision of the future of animal welfare worldwide.

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New listings in AVMA Veterinary Clinical Trials Registry – March 2024

AVMA News

More than a dozen veterinary clinical studies have been added to the AVMA Veterinary Clinical Trials Registry, formerly the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database, including a canine osteosarcoma clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University

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BLM bans cyanide bombs on public lands amid safety concerns

AVMA News

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking steps to stop the use of M-44 devices that deliver sodium cyanide on public land. Cyanide bombs are used to kill predator species that prey on livestock, but the devices unintentionally kill thousands of animals each year.

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American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians – October 12-18, 2023

AVMA News

The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) held its 66th annual meeting from October 12-18, 2023, in National Harbor, Maryland. The AAVLD presented awards and seated new officials.

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Experience Austin to the fullest during AVMA Convention 2024

AVMA News

Make the most of your AVMA Convention 2024 experience by partaking in the local sites and sounds that make Austin, Texas, such a great destination. The convention, taking place June 21-25, is located in the heart of the city at the Austin Convention Center. Here are 10 exciting attractions to experience while you’re in town.

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Education Department issues loan forgiveness for certain borrowers, extends recertification deadline

AVMA News

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced on February 21 that it will forgive $1.2 billion in loans for nearly 153,000 eligible borrowers. In addition, the deadline for student loan borrowers to recertify their income annually to remain in an IDR plan has been extended.

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United States Animal Health Association – October 12-18, 2023

AVMA News

The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) held its 127th annual meeting from October 12-18, 2023, in National Harbor, Maryland. The USAHA presented awards and seated new officials.

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Speaker: Steve Romanco

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Ohio VMA – February 22-24, 2024

AVMA News

The Ohio VMA (OVMA) held its Midwest Veterinary Conference from February 22-24 in Columbus. The OVMA presented awards and seated new officials.

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Covetrus to pay $23M in fines for misbranded drugs

AVMA News

Covetrus’ North American subsidiary pleaded guilty in federal court on February 12 to introducing and delivering misbranded veterinary prescription drugs into interstate commerce. As part of the agreement, Covetrus will serve up to three years of probation and pay more than $23 million in criminal fines and forfeitures.

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week coming up in April

AVMA News

To help educate the public and reduce dog bites, the AVMA is once again sponsoring National Dog Bite Prevention Week, held this year from April 7-13.

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Indiana VMA – February 1-3

AVMA News

The Indiana VMA (IVMA) held its Crossroads Veterinary Conference from February 1-3 in Noblesville. The IVMA presented awards and seated new officials.

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Study: Fair pay, appreciation for work top factors in employee retention

AVMA News

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) released the “Stay, Please: Factors That Support Retention and Drive Attrition in the Veterinary Profession” study on February 16 to outline clear solutions to help practices and the veterinary industry overall improve employee retention.

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Veterinary students with Arizona ties can apply for scholarships

AVMA News

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation continues to accept applications for several scholarships meant to attract new veterinarians to Arizona.

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Bill seeks extension for new small business reporting requirement

AVMA News

As of January 1, small U.S. businesses are required to report ownership details to the U.S. Department of Treasury. However, legislators are seeking to extend the reporting deadline, allowing owners to get up to speed on the new requirement.

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In Memory – March 14, 2024

AVMA News

Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, March 14, 2024

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