National Report — According to the recent "Compassionate Care Online Survey" from Virbac Animal Health, 47 percent of veterinarians have end-of-life discussions with their clients more than 11 times per month. How these conversations unfold, experts say, is key to a client's comfort with their choice in extending or ending a pet's life.
Lansing, Mich. — Students entering the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University expect to sit in lectures and attend labs, but thanks to Robert Malinowski, DVM, the use of technology both in the classroom and out is enhancing courses and changing the way students are receiving information.
National Report — In the last three years, James Dee, DVM, has seen visits steadily drop in his hollywood, Fla., practice. In fact, the appointment calendar is wide open. "Anybody can be seen within a day," he says.
National Report — Most urban- and suburban-based DVMs expect to see plenty of dogs and cats, but the increasing number of cities allowing backyard chickens could mean more birds will be flocking to local veterinarians' offices.
National Report — Following 10 years of supporting the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) will withdraw its membership and financial support at the end of the year.