Veterinary Shelter Medicine

Veterinary Shelter Medicine

Veterinary Shelter Medicine is a specialty in the field of veterinary medicine recognized as one by the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) in 2014. The recognition lies in the fact that veterinarians working in shelters are required to possess special skills and knowledge in order to successfully design and implement a health care program for animal shelters. The ASV (The …

We Should Talk More About Proper Medicine Disposal

A recent research, conducted at the Oregon State University, discovered that more than 60% of veterinarians and other veterinary professionals do not discuss with their clients the proper ways of disposing of medical waste such as expired medicine, pet personal care products etc. This new research study concentrates on the fact that people need more information and education on the …

Euthanasia – how to deal with it as a veterinary professional

The veterinary profession is one of the toughest, most challenging and demanding professions, both physically and emotionally. Many of our colleagues over the course of their careers suffer from different forms of emotional disturbance such as depression and anxiety. The hard veterinary life starts during the studies with rigorous curriculums and continues on a stressful and work-loaded course of life …

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“Baby-talk” is good for dogs

A recent study, conducted by researchers at the University of York, suggests that veterinarians should use “baby talk” when interacting with canine patients that are unfamiliar with. The study shows that this way of communicating with the dogs relaxes them and makes them more comfortable, especially if it is a first-time visit to the clinic. The study is published in …

The battle of vets vs. fearful pets

According to Canadian surgeon Jonathan Bloom, the inability to manage anxious and fearful patients will result in lack of adequate care for the patient and be compromising its health and well-being. Dr. Bloom made his presentation at the SPVS/Veterinary Management Group Congress 2018 where he stated that veterinary professionals that do not know how to properly deal with stressed dogs …

Revised relationship between vets and farmers

Very often, at the farms, veterinarians are seen as a disposable commodity in the eyes of the farmers. According to the managing director of the Westpoint Veterinary Group and veterinarian Matthew Dobbs, mean herd health suffers because of the relationship farmers have with their vets. They say, that historically, veterinarians struggled to forge strong relationships with the farmers and that …