USDA funds antimicrobial resistance dashboard research

August 10 2023 Development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) dashboards are underway thanks to $3.2 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to nine partners, including several universities.   Read more.

Cybersecurity in veterinary medicine

Caitlin McCafferty,     July 15, 2023 When typical veterinary professionals think about cybersecurity, it is common for them to assume that they are not a target to cyber criminals because of how small their clinic is, all their trust is in a cyber security system, or an IT technician they have on staff. However, according to […]

Introducing the 2023 AAHA Mentoring Guidelines

By Kristen Green Seymour, AAHA Copywriter – 7/5/2023 If you’ve been fortunate enough to have a skilled mentor, you know just how important mentoring can be—to your career, your wellbeing, and even your practice as a whole. In fact, if you haven’t received good mentorship, you might be just as aware of how helpful it […]

AAHA publishes endocrinology diagnosis, treatment guidelines for dogs, cats

By Coco Lederhouse           2023/06/29 Endocrinology is an ever-evolving field, and the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases can present unique challenges for veterinary professionals who are also responsible for communicating with clients about these illnesses that may require lifelong management.   Read more.

U.S. and EU Collaborate on Veterinary Pharmaceutical Oversight

June 12, 2023 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Union are expanding their Mutual Recognition Agreement’s (MRA) Sectoral Annex for Pharmaceuticals Good Manufacturing Practices to include veterinary pharmaceuticals. An MRA is an arrangement between two or more countries to acknowledge a specific process or procedure. The initial U.S. and EU MRA went […]

FDA’s expanded conditional approval means new treatment options for cats and dogs.

By Emily Singler         6/12/2023 On May 1, 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conditionally approved Varenzin-CA1 (molidustat oral suspension) for the control of nonregenerative anemia associated with chronic kidney disease in cats. While previous treatment options were limited to blood transfusions, exogenous erythropoietin administration, and iron supplements, this new drug […]

Palliative care: The missing piece of chronic disease management

By Kate Boatright, VMD – 5/18/2023 “There’s nothing more that can be done,” the primary veterinarian says to the family of the 16-year-old spayed domestic shorthair with chronic renal failure whose renal values continue to climb despite standard medical management. “Without surgery, we recommend euthanasia,” says the emergency veterinarian to the family of the 5-year-old […]

BVA Veterinary Photographer of the Year 2023 unveiled

2023/05/12 These are the three stunning images taken by UK vets which have been selected as winners of BVA’s Veterinary Photographer of the Year 2023: three red-billed oxpeckers on the back of a giraffe in the Kwantu Game Reserve, South Africa; a young calf feeding from its mother whilst a vet tends to the mother […]