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Non-Veterinary Practice Ownership: An Overview

Historically, state law in the United States prevented non-veterinarian ownership of veterinary practices. The purpose of this piece is to examine the original justifications and whether or not these justifications continue to apply. We will examine current trends in changes to state laws and veterinary practice acts in the United States relating to non-veterinary ownership of veterinary practices.

H1N1 & Animals: New York Dog Confirmed First US H1N1 Canine Case

Get the facts about the H1N1 virus, your pets and other animals.

Flea, Tick, Heartworm and Parasite Prevention Products: Making the Best Choice for Your Pet

Veterinarians understand your concerns both about your pet’s health and saving money. Before buying the over-the-counter product, such as a generic flea and tick control product, consult with your veterinarian to make sure it is the best fit for you, your pet and your wallet.

British Study Finds Veterinarians At Greater Risk for Suicide

A study indicates that veterinarians in Britain appear to be four times as likely as the general public to commit suicide. Factors include stress, comfort with euthanasia, and access to lethal means.

AAHA Launches Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool

AAHA has created the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool, a free, internet-based resource that assists with microchip identification; helping reunite pets and owners by checking participating pet recovery services’ registries to determine which registry should be contacted. The AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool can be accessed online at www.petmicrochiplookup.org.

Improving Staff Utilization: Doing More with Less

Improved staff utilization is a more critical element of successful practices now than ever before. Practices that want to become more profitable can no longer just count on fee increases to achieve this goal. Improved profitability and patient care must come from improved business practices.

Cage Project Sponsored by OAHF Aids Sea Lions on Oregon Coast

A team of scientists, veterinarians and volunteers have deployed a custom-built “capture cage” in Newport to temporarily sequester sea lions that have become entangled with rope, fishing line and other materials so they can be untangled. The Oregon Animal Health Foundation, the charitable arm of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, provided a $5,000 grant for the project.

Dog Quarantined After Contact with Rabid Fox in Southern Oregon

A Cave Junction, OR dog that got into a fight with what turned out to be a rabid fox will spend 45 days in quarantine, according to national and state guidelines. Pet owners in the Cave Junction area are urged to vaccinate their pets. Under Oregon law, dogs are required to be vaccinated against rabies, but it is also recommended for cats and horses.