January, 2024

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Research on aging a natural fit for One Health approach

AVMA News

With today’s technological advancements, researchers are calling for a concerted effort to gather big data on aging dogs to benefit not only veterinary care, but also to inform human medicine, as dogs and humans share similar medical conditions as they age

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Winter Birding in Maastricht

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While I have visited a few birding sites around the Netherlands during the course of my Bachelor studies, I did not go birding a lot around the city where I lived, Maastricht. This makes sense as the area is not that interesting for birding, but I also was not aware of some of the opportunities for a while, or always had to many other things going on.

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COWS GRAZING AND MOOING 1 HOUR

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Feline hospice, palliative care guidelines highlight cat, caregiver wellbeing

AVMA News

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and The International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) have released their 2023 AAFP/IAAHPC Feline Hospice and Palliative Care Guidelines.

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Texas A&M develops diagnostic index for canine GI issues

AVMA News

A research team from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Gastrointestinal (GI) Laboratory has validated a new diagnostic index to help veterinarians assess chronic GI dysfunction in dogs.

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Vaccine hesitancy gives some US dog, cat owners cold feet

AVMA News

The connection between attitudes toward human and pet vaccines and how those of some people are changing is forcing veterinary professionals to more frequently explain the benefits of vaccines for pets. This can be particularly concerning because a reduction in vaccination increases the risk of spread of dangerous diseases among both humans and animals.

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WSAVA publishes global guidelines for professional wellness

AVMA News

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has developed new global guidelines for professional wellness which provide an overview of the factors that can impact veterinary mental health and how these can negatively impact veterinarians and their teams.

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Omaha veterinarian identifies rare rabies strain in kitten

AVMA News

Several hundred wild animals, mostly raccoons, have been trapped and vaccinated around Omaha, Nebraska, after a kitten positive for a variant of rabies carried by raccoons that hadn’t been detected in the state before.

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Veterinary profession heading in right direction with mental health

AVMA News

Merck Animal Health released findings from its most recent comprehensive veterinary wellbeing study on January 15 at the 2024 Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) in Orlando, Florida. The 2023 Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study IV, conducted by Brakke Consulting Inc. in collaboration with the AVMA, has been repeated every other year since 2017.

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AVMA releases resources on antimicrobial resistance susceptibility testing

AVMA News

The AVMA’s Committee on Antimicrobials (CoA) recently created one-pagers on antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) to help veterinarians make decisions on whether and when to pursue testing for patients, be they dogs, cats, cattle, or food fish.

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

AVMA News

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) Veterinary Information Forum, which took place during the HOD’s regular winter session, held in conjunction with the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Confer

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AVMA updates include new technology entity, PVME open for comment

AVMA News

The AVMA rang in the new year with a record high 105,000 members, strong financials, and a slate of initiatives for the year ahead that address emerging technologies, antimicrobial stewardship, and the AVMA Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics and Model Veterinary Practice Act.

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8 family-friendly activities in Austin for convention-goers

AVMA News

AVMA Convention 2024 is taking place June 21-25 in Austin, Texas, a vibrant city known for excellent food, amazing music, and eccentric sights. It’s also perfect for kids and adults alike with plenty of hidden gems and popular hangouts. Here are eight Austin attractions to try that appeal to all ages.

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Career event teaches underrepresented students about veterinary medicine

AVMA News

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

AVMA News

Dr. 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 in Chicago.

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American Association of Feline Practitioners – October 12-15, 2023

AVMA News

The American Association of Feline Practitioners held a hybrid in-person and virtual annual conference from October 12-15, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. The AAFP conducted business and seated some new officials.

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

AVMA News

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 with the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference.

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AVMF, VPRF pharmacology grant recipients undertake research projects

AVMA News

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) selected three veterinary researchers as recipients of the organizations’ 2023-24 pharmacology research grants. This funding supports projects designed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals.

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Compassion as a catalyst for change

AVMA News

Keynote speaker Richard Boyatzis, PhD, spoke at the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference on January 5 in Chicago. His presentation, “The Science of Inspiring Learning and Change,” focused on how leaders’ levels of emotional intelligence can allow them to create and nurture significant resonant relationships and help their teams be open to new ideas, be more effective, motivate others and innovate.

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Maccabe to step down from AAVMC after 12 years as CEO

AVMA News

The AAVMC announced January 14 that Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe would leave his position as its CEO by the end of June. He previously served as associate executive director for five years before returning as CEO in May 2012.

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American College of Zoological Medicine – November 6, 2023

AVMA News

The American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) held its annual meeting virtually on November 6, 2023. The ACZM presented awards and seated some new officials.

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AVMA Board chair addresses challenges to VCPR, advocacy efforts

AVMA News

Dr. Charles Lemme was elected chair of the AVMA Board of Directors this past July during AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver. About halfway through his term, he spoke with AVMA News about the Association’s grassroots opposition to a “well-funded” campaign to redefine the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR). He also shared other areas of AVMA engagement, including federal advocacy and support for technological advances.

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Webinar 5.9.22

Speaker: Steve Romanco

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American Board of Veterinary Practitioners – November 4, 2023

AVMA News

The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) welcomed 37 diplomates following the board certification examination it held virtually on November 4, 2023.

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American College of Veterinary Microbiologists – November 10-11, 2023

AVMA News

The American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) welcomed new diplomates following the board certification examination held remotely from November 10-11, 2023.

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AVMF awarding scholarships to New Jersey veterinary students

AVMA News

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), in partnership with the Harold Wetterberg Foundation, is once again awarding scholarships to current or former residents of New Jersey who are pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.

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American College of Veterinary Dermatology – November 3, 2023

AVMA News

The American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) welcomed 13 new diplomates following the board certification examination it held on November 3, 2023, in Irving, Texas.

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USP revised compounding standards go into effect

AVMA News

Revised compounding standards from the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) became effective November 1 after 12 years of work. According to the USP, the revised standards reflect the latest scientific advancements, stakeholder input, and a more practical and risk-based approach to assigning beyond-use dates. They also intended to provide clearer guidelines for facilities, equipment, and cleaning.

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In Memory: Bishop prioritized advocacy for veterinary medicine

AVMA News

Dr. George W. Bishop, long a devoted leader within the AVMA focused on working in the political arena on behalf of veterinary medicine, has died.

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

AVMA News

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) Veterinary Information Forum, which took place during the HOD’s regular winter session, held in conjunction with the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Confer

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Education council schedules site visits – January 2024

AVMA News

The AVMA Council on Education has scheduled site visits to 10 schools and colleges of veterinary medicine for 2024.

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Webinar 8/18/23

Speaker: Steve Romanco

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