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Continuing Education Gains Momentum

Lifelong learning has been part of veterinary education for many years. The availability and form of continuing education has changed as the accumulation of knowledge increases in speed and requires an organized and efficient delivery to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.  In the 1950s and ‘60s, the American Veterinary Medical Assn. …

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Emergency Preparedness for Horse Owners

This article is written specifically for equines, but all of the information contained can also be applied to any of your pets or those you are responsible for. Please read it carefully and begin your evacuation plan soon. These tips are designed to make the recovery/evacuation process easier because in …

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How To Start A Pet Transport Company

Photo courtesy of Pet Inn Store These days more families than ever before have pets, and with world-wide travel also on the rise, it is only natural that there would be a rising need for pet transportation. It is easy to tell that if you are someone who both loves …

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Signs of Colic in Horses

This is the leading cause of death in horses. Colic can come on very suddenly and often with little or no warning. There are several ways that colic can occur in horses. A horse can get colic from a change in diet that wasn’t gradually introduced. Even changing hay can …

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Scary Horse Story: The Thoroughbred and The Psychic

I was recently told a story that actually gave me chills.  This is an amazing story! Because of some health issues I was having, my daughter, an equine veterinarian and acupuncturist, encouraged me to see an acupuncturist.  I had some friends that had told me about a young man in …

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New Report Shows Surprising Cause of Pet Skin Irritation

Banfield Pet Hospital recently conducted and released a 2018 State of Pet Health Report. The report explores the science behind skin allergies in pets, shedding light on flea, environmental and food allergies. Surprisingly, the latter isn’t as much to blame as some pet owners might believe. According to Banfield’s research, …

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Kickstarting a Hurricane Awareness Program Can Save Lives

As summer reaches its peak, pet owners around the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to anticipate the most stressful time of the year: hurricane season. While individuals prepare their homes and emergency kits for natural disasters, it can be easy to overlook pet preparation. However, pets should receive a similar …

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What MyCatDNA Means for the Veterinary World

You’re likely aware of the current DNA-testing craze. Advancements in DNA testing have spawned recreational testing; now, you can send a company a sample of your DNA, and they will provide you with a comprehensive ethnic profile. Another test will allow you to see which genetic diseases you may carry. …

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New Ways to Finance Veterinary Clinic Construction

Whether you’re building a new office or renovating an existing clinic, veterinary construction is a crucial part of every animal hospital’s life. Keeping up with new technology is essential to a successful practice and having the space necessary to accommodate a heavy client load guarantees comfort and safety. However, planning …

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Veterinary Careers Offer Great Opportunities

Did you know that there is high demand for vets in rural areas? If you’re looking for a career which offers plenty of opportunities to earn good money in and outside of cities, while also helping animals and giving pet owners greater peace of mind, you may want to consider …