Veterinary Practice

Veterinarians employ different approaches to care for the country cat and the city cat

The obstacles to regular veterinary care are often the same for the scruffy barn cat as the pampered high-rise feline. The solution may be to use different tactics to get culturally different cat owners to comply.

Eli Lilly and Co. to buy Novartis animal health assets

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am
Following a strategic review of assets, Novartis is selling its animal health unit to Eli Lilly and Co. for $5.4 billion.  -More

Despite local lore, evidence points to ticks in Alaska

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am
The tick species documented in Alaska are growing more numerous, despite the widely held misconception that there are no tick -More

D.C.'s famous owl released after surgery, rehabilitation

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am
The snowy owl that gained attention in Washington, D.C., for its habit of perching on ledges around the city was released alo -More

When patients are calm, everyone benefits
Discover an analgesic and sedative for dogs and cats that can facilitate a variety of common veterinary procedures by simplifying and shortening procedures for better outcomes, reducing patient discomfort and pain, improving client satisfaction, and lowering risk to patients and staff. Learn More.

Heartworm prevention vital for cats, too

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am
Veterinarian Michael Watts reminds cat owners that dogs aren't the only pets to benefit from heartworm prevention.  -More

Service dog brings some peace to Boston Marathon bombing amputees

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am
A Massachusetts nonprofit that trains service dogs to help people with disabilities provides free service dogs to Boston Mara -More

Veterinarian equips first responders to help animals with first aid

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am
Veterinarian Lisa Booth started the nonprofit Kits for K9s to provide first aid pet packs to law enforcement personnel and fi -More

Footage exposes invasive species' devastating impact on the Everglades

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am

New: GDV for the General Practitioner
In this free educational webinar created especially for veterinarians, Dr. Elizabeth Rozanski, board-certified specialist in emergency medicine and critical care, explains the current state of our understanding of GDV (bloat) and takes you through a guided tour of prophylactic gastropexy surgery. Watch the video.
This webinar is brought to you by the AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping dogs and their owners live longer, healthier lives.

How knowing the brain can help your public speaking

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am
Our most potent memories are formed with the assistance of our amygdala, a brain structure that mediates emotionally charged  -More

With horse microchip company out of business, what's an owner to do?

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am
Horses implanted with microchips from companies no longer in business should register those chips with another company, provi -More

Read the latest issue of JAVMA News

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am
The May 1, 2014, issue of "JAVMA News" is now available online.  -More

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

Animal Health SmartBrief - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56am
Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights activist -More

Urge local officials, media to ‘Celebrate healthy pets’

AVMA@Work - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:03am
National Pet Week®, right around the corner in early May, offers veterinarians a chance to raise public awareness about the importance of healthcare for pets. It also offers an opportunity for you to increase your clinic’s visibility within your local … read more >

Come join the thousands of clinics committed to better pet health

AVMA@Work - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:00am
Nearly 5,000 of your colleagues from across the country have enrolled their practices in Partners for Healthy Pets. Have you? Why not join the clinics who are taking advantage of a national initiative designed to improve the health of our … read more >

April 26th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day!

AVMA@Work - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:34pm
The 8th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday, April 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  According to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) website, over 3.4 million pounds (1,733 tons) of medication have been collected and properly disposed … read more >

AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of April 13, 2014

AVMA@Work - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:17pm
To provide a look at where and how often the AVMA has been mentioned in the media in the past week, the AVMA Media Relations Division has developed this weekly AVMA@Work blog series, “AVMA in the News,” showing the number … read more >

PEDv is a reportable disease, USDA announces

Animal Health SmartBrief - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:28pm
The USDA has added porcine epidemic diarrhea virus to the list of reportable swine diseases.  -More