May, 2023

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Map shows heartworm rates continue to increase in hot spots, new locations

AVMA News

According to the recently released 2022 American Heartworm Society (AHS) Heartworm Incidence Map, rates have continued to trend upward in both heartworm hot spots and in places where cases were once rare.

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Quest for the Whistling Warbler

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Sitting pretty as the sole member of the genus Catharopeza , the Whistling Warbler is an oddity in many respects. Endemic to a tiny island in the Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean – St. Vincent – this medium-sized warbler is currently listed as Endangered according to the IUCN. For a bird threatened as this one is, I had little expectations when visiting St.

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What animal has skin flaps that can open to reveal white fur?

Reddit Animals

I swear I'm not crazy, I saw this on Instagram a while back and I can't remember what it was. I looked everywhere on Google but it's only giving back Dewlaps. I'm pretty sure it was a deer or goat that was common knowledge about its existence but never saw in real life. It opened its flaps on its chest to show white fur underneath that most of us assumed was just there and not hidden under two folds of skin.

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Animal scientist Grandin awarded honorary DVM by Kansas State

AVMA News

Despite the many honorary degrees Temple Grandin, PhD, has received for her advocacy on behalf of animals and autistic people, she received her first honorary veterinary degree this May.

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FDA approves anemia drug for cats with chronic kidney disease

AVMA News

Varenzin-CA1 from Elanco is the first drug for the control of nonregenerative anemia associated with chronic kidney disease in cats to receive conditional approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Canine osteoarthritis drug, Lyme disease bacteria vaccine receive approvals

AVMA News

Two recent drug approvals mean a novel treatment for the control of canine osteoarthritis (OA) pain and an oral vaccine against the wildlife spread of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium responsible for Lyme disease, will soon hit the market.

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Bill seeks to strengthen US foreign animal disease response

AVMA News

Bipartisan legislation would increase funding, up to $265 million, for federal programs aimed at preventing and combating destructive foreign animal diseases such as avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease.

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AVMF hires former Ohio State fundraiser as executive director

AVMA News

Danielle Johnson is the new executive director of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), the AVMA’s charitable arm. She comes to the Foundation with more than 20 years of fundraising experience.

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Q&A: Goldman wants to help veterinarians rediscover their passion for the profession

AVMA News

Dr. Arnold Golman is one of three candidates running for 2023-24 AVMA president-elect. The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) will decide who will fill the position this July in Denver during its summer session.

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MentorVet, AVMA develop national platform for veterinary career mentorship

AVMA News

MentorVet Connect is a new partnership between the AVMA and MentorVet, a growing entity that uses evidence-based approaches to empower veterinary professionals, with a primary goal to ensure that veterinary medicine is a healthy profession for individuals and communities.

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Mars acquires Heska in $1.3B deal

AVMA News

Mars Inc. and Heska Corp. have entered into a agreement that Mars will buy the diagnostic veterinary equipment firm for $1.3 billion.

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MentorVet, AVMA partner to launch national platform for veterinary career mentorship

AVMA News

MentorVet Connect is a new partnership between the AVMA and MentorVet, a growing entity that uses evidence-based approaches to empower veterinary professionals, with a primary goal to ensure that veterinary medicine is a healthy profession for individuals and communities.

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Dining in Denver: 10 can’t-miss restaurants to visit

AVMA News

While in Denver for AVMA Convention 2023, you’ll notice that the food scene is as diverse as Colorado’s terrain. Try out one of these 10 delicious eateries next time hunger strikes and don’t forget to make reservations, so you don’t miss out.

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Ditching the blame game: Effectively responding to medical errors

AVMA News

A session on veterinary medical errors at the 2023 Student AVMA (SAVMA) Symposium discussed what the most common errors are, the importance of tracking these mistakes, and ways to limit harm by fixing existing systems.

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American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges – March 9-11, 2023

AVMA News

The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) held its annual conference and Iverson Bell Symposium from March 9-11 in Washington, D.C.

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Q&A: Murtaugh aims to be 'visionary leader' for AVMA

AVMA News

Dr. Robert Murtaugh is one of three candidates running for 2023-24 AVMA president-elect. The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) will decide who will fill the position this July in Denver during its summer session.

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AVMF, VPRF announce pharmacology research grant winners

AVMA News

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) selected two veterinary researchers as recipients of the organizations’ 2022-23 pharmacology research grants.

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Pleas, indictments in animal drug, pesticide trafficking cases

AVMA News

Two separate criminal cases involving sales of unapproved pesticides and veterinary drugs valued at more than $6 million recently brought two pleas and two indictments in federal court.

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Q&A: Faeh Butler emphasizes importance of effective communication, listening

AVMA News

Dr. Sandra Faeh Butler is one of three candidates running for 2023-24 AVMA president-elect. The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) will decide who will fill the position this July in Denver during its summer session.

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JAVMArt Jubilee celebrates 50 years of JAVMA cover art

AVMA News

The artistic creations that have graced the covers of JAVMA since 1973 will be celebrated during a special event at the 2023 AVMA Convention this summer in Denver.

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New listings in AVMA Animal Health Studies Database – May 2023

AVMA News

The latest list of veterinary clinical studies in the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD) are available, including a study evaluating the effectiveness of a novel injection treatment for dogs with hip osteoarthritis in their hip.

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Top 10 activities to do in Denver during AVMA Convention 2023

AVMA News

Whether you’re looking to have a relaxing nature walk, visit historic landmarks, or check out local beers, Denver offers something for everyone. Here are 10 exciting attractions to experience while you’re in town for AVMA Convention 2023, taking place July 14-18 at the Colorado Convention Center.

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In Memory: Timothy Montgomery, dedicated AVMA volunteer leader, dies at 65

AVMA News

Dr. Timothy Montgomery, who served the AVMA in numerous roles, died May 11, 2023, at the age of 65. Dr. Montgomery owned and operated Dacula Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Dacula, Georgia.

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American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation – February 24-25, 2023

AVMA News

The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation welcomed 11 new diplomates following the board certification examination held remotely from February 24-25.

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Keep kids happy at these Denver attractions

AVMA News

Looking to keep the kids entertained during AVMA Convention 2023? Denver has you covered. From neighborhood playgrounds and iconic ice cream shops to museums and amusement parks, the list of kid-friendly sites and activities is endless.

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Oregon VMA – March 31-April 2, 2023

AVMA News

The Oregon VMA held its Oregon Veterinary Conference virtually from March 31-April 2. The association presented awards and seated new officials.

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American College of Veterinary Surgeons – February 13-14, 2023

AVMA News

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons welcomed new diplomates following the board certification examination held February 13-14 online.

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NVA splits into two businesses, may go public in next few years

AVMA News

National Veterinary Associates (NVA) announced that it will form two separate businesses, which will prepare to go public in a few years. Ethos Veterinary Health will manage the specialty hospitals, and NVA will continue to oversee general practice hospitals and equine practices.

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Canine parvovirus treatment receives conditional approval

AVMA News

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In Memory – May 25, 2023

AVMA News

Veterinarian obituaries in the “In Memory” section of the Journal of the AVMA, May 25, 2023.

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