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America's Favorite Veterinarian, Any Ideas?

What has your veterinarian done for you lately? Perhaps through early diagnosis, the vet saved your pet’s life. Perhaps your veterinarian made herself available after hours to do emergency surgery after your pet was hit by a car. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is searching for America’s Favorite Veterinarian. Submit your story and nominate…

One Health: People and Pets, Integrative Medicine

LISTEN NOW The One Health Commission is an initiative of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Medical Association – the goal is to understand the many links between human and animal health, to recognize and prevent emerging diseases and support and better understand the human/animal bond. LISTEN HERE to this very special Petcast,…

America's Favorite Veterinarian Contest

Is your veterinarian your hero? Would you like to see your veterinarian honored at the upcoming convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation? The story you tell may be dramatic, a veterinarian saving a pet’s life….or might be a story of compassion, how end of life was handled. Maybe…

Pet Population Falls, According to AVMA Pet Census

The American Veterinary Medical Association U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook is the closest thing there is to a census of pet ownership, and is conducted every five years. According to the recently released 2012 Sourcebook, between 2006 and 2011, pet ownership decreased by 2.4 percent in the U.S., to 56 percent of all households.…

Microchipping Pets Saves Lives: Here's a Demonstration from the AVMA

American Veterinary Medical Association offers this video about microchipping It’s not only important to microchip both dogs and cats – I do stress both dogs and cats….people forget about cats, figuring they are indoors only. Surprising data reveals that indoor cats do, in fact, get out. When they do, some stand frozen like statues, others make a…

AVMA New Year's Resolutions for Pets; Timmy the Most Festive Pet: WGN Petcast

Listen HERE to the First WGN Radio Petcast of 2013 New Year’s Resolutions for Pets: America’s first veterinarian, Dr. Ron DeHaven, executive vice-president and CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association offers his wishes and hopes for pets for this coming year. Some of Dr. DeHaven’s resolutions for our pets can save lives, others are…

Pet Owners Offer Pet Resolutions for 2013

From the American Veterinary Medical Association,  Dr. Ron DeHaven expressed his New Year’s resolutions for pets, and I’ve offered my own. Now, from my Facebook fan page – here are a selected number of yours: “My resolution is for my heart and mind to follow the Serenity Prayer in my pet rescue efforts: ‘God grant me…

Tribute to Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. R.K. Anderson

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. R.K. Anderson was simply a legend in veterinary medicine – the public didn’t know his name (or his long list of achievements) but veterinarians, veterinary technicians and dog trainers sure knew. Dr. Anderson, who passed away Oct. 19 at age 90,  and I worked together on several initiatives, and I interviewed him…

R. K. Anderson, No One Stood as Tall in Veterinary Medicine

Few pet owners will recognize the name Dr. R.K. Anderson. Yet, your pet has benefited from his advocacy. A press release from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine called Anderson, who passed away October 19 at age 90, a “gentle giant” in the world of veterinary medicine. Though, giant isn’t a large enough…

Pet Spending Predictions for 2016

Interesting data here, according to “Pet Health Products & Services,” a Freedonia study. The study predicts pet ownership and pet spending in 2016: By 2016, pet spending will reach nearly $31 billion, as pet spending continues growth annually. Pet insurance is gaining significant ground – climbing 11% annually, reaching $680 million in 2016. At the retail level,…

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