NAVTA

VMX Conference 3-7 February

Formerly known as the NAVC (North American Veterinary Conference), the VMX (Veterinary Meeting & Expo) will be held this year 3-7 February in Orlando, Florida. The first event was held back in 1984 as the Eastern States Veterinary Conference that brought many professionals in the field from around the world to gather up and meet in Orlando. The first meeting …

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Pregnancy and working in the Veterinary Field

While there are many precautions that apply to most jobs regarding pregnancy, being a veterinarian or veterinary technician/nurse/assistant in practice presents some rather specific risks. For many small veterinary practices especially, the impact of pregnancy and maternity leave can be big so it’s very important that all parties understand what provisions need to be made and where responsibilities lie – …

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Veterinary Medicine and Colleges in Canada

We covered identical topics regarding veterinary medicine in Europe, USA, and Australia and now it’s time to do the same for the country where the veterinary profession ranks highly respectable. Most of the data we will present is contained in the database of the CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association) and will serve as an indicator for people to acknowledge the …

Veterinary Technician Specialties

Just like veterinarians, veterinary technicians can attain a higher level of knowledge and be recognized for their developed skills in certain disciplines. This can be achieved by following and successfully completing a course in a veterinary technician organization accredited by NAVTA and AVMA. The accredited academy for veterinary technician specialties must develop and offer advanced pathways for future VTS’s (Veterinary …

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Breed Specific Canine Aggression

Canine aggression This is a complex topic and doesn’t offer simple and universal answers which can be considered definitive and appropriate. The real fact is that there is a lack of data and scientific research that will serve as an opinion molding tool for the general public. Breed specific aggression is not only a highly controversial topic, but also a …

The Live Export Debate by Belinda Feodoroff

Live Export. It brings in over $800 million each year (Aust.gov, 2015). Indonesia are the biggest receivers of Australian beef live export with over 50% of the market, while Kuwait and Qatar share over 60% of the Australian sheep live export market (ABS, 2017). Ships can carry up to 100,000 sheep or 20,000 beef cattle. It is a topic that …

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Important things to consider before performing Vet Surgery

The importance of taking pre-operative precautions can be a key segment in avoiding some of the most common mistakes in the operating room. This is a situation where you are the one pulling the strings while doing a sensitive, tough, responsible and exhausting task. Pretty much it feels like the first time you rode a car, except that now every …

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Fear Free Certification

Veterinary clinics and veterinary professionals are aware of the fact that hospital visits are declining and the negative trend continues to grow despite the great work you and your team are doing. And you keep asking yourself what we did wrong? Take this situation, for example, a kitty with severe bronchitis was hospitalized for a week and probably the whole …

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Use of antibiotics in Veterinary Medicine

The use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine, precisely in livestock farming is potentially dangerous and leads to bacteria resistance increase thus putting the lives of animals and people at serious threat. What’s bothering is that veterinarians and farmers use them not only for treating infectious diseases based on proper diagnosis, but also in prophylactic purposes in healthy animals, and some …