August, 2023

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American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine – June 26, 2023

AVMA News

The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) welcomed 52 new diplomates following the board certification examination it held June 26 at Prometric test sites in the United States, Canada, and Singapore.

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Lawmakers form first-ever Senate Veterinary Medicine Caucus

AVMA News

U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith and Amy Klobuchar announced August 3 the creation of the inaugural Senate Veterinary Medicine Caucus. It was created to emphasize the broader scope of the profession, particularly the roles veterinarians play to support public health, the food supply, and medical research.

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AVMA pledges to 'vigorously defend' against expanding scope of practice

AVMA News

Broadening nonveterinarians' scope of practice would compromise the quality of veterinary care, thus threatening animal and public health, according to the AVMA. The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) approved a new policy July 14 that directs the Association to "vigorously defend" against such expansions.

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Education Department issues account adjustments for federal student loan borrowers

AVMA News

The U.S. Department of Education is applying account adjustments to all income-driven repayment plan borrowers who have reached enough payments for forgiveness.

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Welfare concerns for wild birds, from confiscation to relinquishment

AVMA News

Drs. Patricia J. Latas and Anthony A. Pilny presented sessions on July 15 at AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver about the consequences of wildlife trafficking on wild bird populations and the difficulties with rehoming unwanted birds.

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Unsung Heroes awards acknowledge veterinary staff members’ contributions

AVMA News

Veterinary practices couldn’t function without staff members there to nurse patients back to health, deal with client concerns and scheduling, and ensure that everything runs smoothly. That’s why the AVMA and Western Veterinary Partners have joined to launch the Unsung Heroes awards program, which acknowledges five staff members—including veterinary technicians, customer service representatives, and kennel workers—from Colorado for their dedication and hard work in keeping veterinary practices o

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Maui relief efforts in progress after wildfires

AVMA News

The full impact of the wildfires that ravaged central and western parts of the Hawaiian island of Maui, including the city of Lahaina, beginning on Aug. 8 have yet to be determined. Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, MD, said in an Aug. 13 briefing that the fires were the "largest natural disaster in Hawaii state history" and that 80% of the historic beach-front town had "gone.

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Conducting clinical studies in the primary care environment

AVMA News

Veterinary clinical studies have branched out into the primary care setting as another path for partners in the veterinary industry. Clinical trials can generate hospital revenue, and many studies are fully funded and pay higher than the current cost structure.

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Policies on physical restraint of animals, canine devocalization approved

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The AVMA House of Delegates adopted a handful of revised animal welfare policies, including one on “Canine Devocalization” that supersedes the previous policy, approved a new policy on “Canine Hybrids,” and referred two other policies back to the AVMA Board of Directors (BOD). The HOD held its regular annual session July 13-14 in Denver, in conjunction with AVMA Convention 2023.

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EPA confirms registration, safety of Seresto Collar

AVMA News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed the registration and affirmed the safety profile of the Seresto flea and tick collar after a multi-year review. At the same time, the EPA is requiring Elanco Animal Health, maker of the Seresto collar, to implement additional measures that will guard against any potential incidents in the future.

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Researcher looking at PFAS exposure in dogs, cats

AVMA News

#AVMA2023 rewind: Per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been linked to harmful health effects in both humans and animals. Dr. Heather D. Bair-Brake presented on the topic of PFAS in pets.

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How practice managers can recruit, retain diverse staff members

AVMA News

Melody Martinez presented the session, “The Practice Manager’s Guide to Hiring for Equity and Inclusion” on July 18 at AVMA Convention in Denver. Martinez said the key to attracting qualified staff is ensuring that the workplace culture is welcoming to people of all cultures, races, and genders.

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Thinking like a shark

AVMA News

Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank” fame, as well as CEO and founder of the global lifestyle brand FUBU, detailed his journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur during the general session, “Daymond John’s Five Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life” on July 16 at AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver.

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American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine – June 17, 2023

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The American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) held its annual diplomate meeting virtually on June 17. The ACVPM presented awards and seated officials.

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Pride Veterinary Medical Community – July 15, 2023

AVMA News

The Pride Veterinary Medical Community (PrideVMC) presented its Leadership Award and conducted business at its annual meeting on July 15 in Denver.

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Claims about meat, poultry products come under greater USDA scrutiny

AVMA News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is stepping up efforts to ensure the veracity of claims about food animal products marketed as "free range" and "antibiotic free.

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Buying new technology? Take your time, get consensus, experts say

AVMA News

Information technology professionals William Lindus and Andy Jonardi present on the Axon webinar, "Talking Tech with Your I.T. Team," which was released in late July. They discussed with AVMA News what practice managers and others need to know about navigating the technology landscape and how to integrate new equipment and software into a veterinary practice.

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A research facility ahead of its time

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Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank” fame, as well as CEO and founder of the global lifestyle brand FUBU, detailed his journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur during the general session, “Daymond John’s Five Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life” on July 16 at AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver.

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New listings in AVMA Animal Health Studies Database – August 2023

AVMA News

The latest list of veterinary clinical studies in the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD) are available, including a study on the treatment of large skin melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma tumors in horses using high-frequency irreversible electroporation (H-FIRE).

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HOD requests spectrum of care resources

AVMA News

The AVMA House of Delegates suggested effective client communication and documentation of discussions with clients were important aspects to the spectrum of care, as was ensuring that veterinary students are educated and equipped so this kind of practice can continue to the benefit of patients.

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JAVMA, AJVR authors recognized for exceptional work

AVMA News

Student, intern, and resident authors of stand-out manuscripts published in the JAVMA and AJVR were honored as part of the second AVMA Journals awards.

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American Veterinary Epidemiology Society – July 17, 2023

AVMA News

The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES), now known as the American Veterinary One Health Society (AVOHS), held its annual awards breakfast on July 17 in Denver.

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AVMA recognizes importance of public practice veterinarians

AVMA News

The National Association of Federal Veterinarians (NAFV) introduced the resolution “New Policy on Recruiting and Retaining Public Practice Veterinarians” before the AVMA House of Delegates at its regular annual session, held July 13-14 in Denver, to bring greater awareness to its sector of the profession.

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Showing up authentically is a personal and professional imperative, keynote speaker says

AVMA News

It's not about being perfect, according to Mariana Atencio, it's about being perfectly you. Atencio gave the keynote presentation, “The Power of Authenticity: To Create Meaningful Connections, Foster Trust, and Inspire Others,” on Saturday, which was sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition. Atencio is a bilingual reporter and motivational speaker.

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House, selection committee fills committee, council, HAC seats

AVMA News

At its regular annual session in July, the AVMA House of Delegates elected individuals to AVMA committees and councils and the House Advisory Committee (HAC). In addition, four new members joined the AVMA Council on Education this summer.

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Four veterinary scientists recognized with AVMA research awards

AVMA News

The AVMA honored Drs. Jim E. Riviere, Nicholas (Nick) Jeffery, Natasha Olby, and Boaz Arzi with 2023 AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions to research. The awards winners were recognized during AVMA Convention 2023, being held July 14-18 in Denver.

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USDA funds antimicrobial resistance dashboard research

AVMA News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has awarded more than $3.2 million to several universities to develop dashboards to monitor trends in antimicrobial resistance patterns and better understand relationships between antimicrobial use, animal health management practices, and antimicrobial resistance.

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Five tips to protect veterinary practices against cyberattacks

AVMA News

Roughly 11,000 veterinary practices each year experience a cyberattack, and with just over 800,000 complaints of suspected internet crime in 2022, odds are the average practice owner is at risk. At AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver, Clint Latham, founder of Lucca Veterinary Data Security, presented the session, "The Most Important Thing That No One is Talking About: The Current State of Cyber Security in Veterinary Medicine.

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