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AVMA Is Urged to Address Veterinarian Shortage

The profession is in dire need of more practitioners, a group letter states.

Twenty-four industry leaders have called on the American Veterinary Medical Association to support an increase in veterinary college class sizes and back other initiatives to alleviate that they called an “acute and growing” workforce crisis. In a letter sent to the AVMA board of directors, the group members volunteered their services “in support of training […]

lifetime pet care

News Roundup: Synchrony / Zoetis / Dechra

Study Details the Cost of Raising a Dog or Cat How much is that doggie in the window? Up to $55,000 over its lifetime, according to a report from Synchrony, CareCredit and Pets Best Pet Insurance. The Lifetime of Care study, based on a survey of 1,200 U.S. pet owners and 100 veterinarians, pegged the […]

Simparica Trio

News Roundup: Zoetis / Dechra / Multi Radiance

Simparica Trio Now Fights Lyme Disease The chewable parasiticide Simparica Trio has earned an additional label indication for the prevention of Borrelia burgdorferi infections, the cause of canine Lyme disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration previously approved Simparica Trio (sarolaner/moxidectin/pyrantel) to protect dogs against heartworm disease, ticks, fleas, roundworms and hookworms. The new indication […]

Matthew Edson

News Roundup: Rowan University / BluePearl / VEG / Packaged Facts

Next DVM Program Could Be in New Jersey The nation’s 34th veterinary school and New Jersey’s first is scheduled to open in 2025 on the campus of Rowan University. The announcement followed the New Jersey Legislature’s allocation of $75 million to construct an academic and clinical facility in Sewell, about 20 miles south of the […]

Jaguar Animal Health

News Roundup: Jaguar Health / VetPawer / Heska / Antelligence

Jaguar’s CID Drug Canalevia Earns Approval The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conditionally approved Canalevia-CA1, an oral prescription drug indicated to treat chemotherapy-induced diarrhea in dogs. The manufacturer, Jaguar Health Inc., reported that Canalevia-CA1 (crofelemer delayed-release tablets) would be available through distributors as early as late January. “Canalevia-CA1 is an important prescription drug introduction […]

Fidu

News Roundup: Fidu / Virbac / Brakke / PetWellClinic / Valley Vet

Fidu and Hill’s Offer Free Nutrition Teleconsults For a limited time, practitioners can receive free advice from veterinary nutrition specialists under a partnership between Hill’s Pet Nutrition and the teleconsulting company Fidu. Primary and specialty practice veterinarians who visit FiduVet.com can schedule a video or telephone consultation or request a written report. They first must […]

Chewy veterinary news

News Roundup: Chewy / PetsApp / VMAE / Xoran

Chewy Adds Insurance to Its Product Catalog Online retailer Chewy plans to enter the pet health insurance space in the spring of 2022 through a partnership with one of the industry’s oldest and largest companies, Trupanion. Chewy will sell preventive care and comprehensive insurance policies under the Chewy Health brand. Claims will be processed using […]

Purina EL Elemental

Purina Pro Plan Launches Enteral Diet for Dogs

EL Elemental can be used to diagnose and nutritionally manage dogs with adverse food reactions.

Nestlé Purina PetCare has released a therapeutic dog food formulated to assist in elimination diet trials and the nutritional management of dermatological and gastrointestinal conditions. Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental is an amino acid-based dry food containing omega fatty acids, vitamin A and zinc to support skin health and prebiotic fiber for the […]

burnout

Study Sheds Light on a Rise in Burnout

Setting professional goals is one way to reduce the threat, the survey finds.

Burnout is highest among veterinary technicians and younger veterinary professionals and significantly less prominent among team members who are goal-setters or over age 61, according to a new study.   The survey, conducted by Veterinary Integration Solutions, also revealed that the overall burnout rate rose from 2020 to 2021 and was higher among women than […]

student applicants

Veterinary School Applications Rise 5.5%

The average student selected five schools for consideration.

Veterinary medicine remains a popular field of study, according to the AAVMC, which reported a record 10,834 applicants seeking enrollment in 2022. The total was a 5.5% increase over the 10,273 applicants last year. The 2021-22 Veterinary Medical College Application Service admissions cycle, which closed Sept. 29, saw students apply to an average of 5.37 […]

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