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Veterinarians Investigating Telehealth To Serve Clients During COVID-19 Pandemic

Many veterinary clinics and hospitals that are still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic are utilizing telemedicine to help care for clients they may not be able to see in person in an effort to retain revenue sources. A survey of about 315 veterinary practices, many of which were in the northeastern United States, found that […]

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Veterinary Futures Commission Charts Course For Future Success In The Profession

A joint commission created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has released a report identifying emerging trends that will affect the veterinary profession during the next generation, providing insights that may be used to adapt to the profession’s changing environment. “The Future of Veterinary Medicine,” produced […]

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Texas Vet Dr. Patrick Breen Winner Of PATH Intl. Award

Dr. Patrick Breen was the 2019 recipient of the Veterinarian of the Year award from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). The award, sponsored by Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, was given out at the PATH Intl. annual meeting in Denver, CO. Dr. Breen is a 1979 graduate of Texas A&M and practiced in Crockett, […]

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Dr. John Howe Elected President Of AVMA

Dr. John Howe assumed his role as AVMA president this weekend at the AVMA Convention in Washington, D.C., saying he will focus on improving communication among AVMA members, the association, and the general public. “We must continue communicating to our members what this association can do and is doing,” Dr. Howe said in a speech […]

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Don’t Be Duped: Scientific Standards For Genetic Testing Released

The scientists whose research created the Horse Genome Project began meeting in 1995 and most recently met in Italy in September of 2018. The group met to create a set of genetic testing standards that reinforce the need for scientific validation when using research discoveries in clinical practice. The Horse Genome Project is a group […]

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Combining Forces For Change: U.S., Canada and Europe Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Veterinarian organizations in Canada and Europe have released a statement in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to encourage best practices regarding microbial resistance. The Joint Statement on Continuous Monitoring of Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance encourages the use of targeted strategies to diminish antimicrobial resistance and guarantee antimicrobial oversight so that both animal […]

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Veterinarians Qualify For New Tax Deduction

Small business owners in the veterinary world will now qualify for a “pass through” deduction on their federal income tax, according to the U. S. Treasury Department. The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released regulations last week explaining how sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S-corporations can apply the deduction under Section 199A of […]

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Farriery Should Be Recognized In AVMA Model, Group States

A change to the guiding principles of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) could profoundly affect farriers, the farrier industry, equine veterinarians, horse owners and the horse, the American Farriers Journal believes. The draft of the Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA) the AVMA uses has eliminated the farrier exemption; this model is intended to protect […]

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Are Veterinary Salaries Driving Up The Cost Of Care?

Over the past several years the number of pets in the U. S. has been on the rise, while the number of visits to veterinary hospitals has dropped. The result has been that the average cost of veterinary services throughout the country has been increasing at a rate faster than inflation. The American Veterinary Medical […]

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