Dr. Dana Varble: Fear Free to Diabetic Implants for Pets to AI at the VMX Vet Conference
Dr. Dana Varble is Chief Veterinary Officer for the North American Veterinary Community, and I speak with her on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about what’s new in cutting edge medicine, much of it announced or discussed at the January VMX Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL
Two examples of cutting edge medicine revealed or presented at VMX that’s really happening now!
- Hooking up an ultra-sound probe to a smart phone for imaging like echocardiograms. Answers are more immediate, and less expensive to pet owners.
- Diabetic implants for people is happening, and now pets. Certainly, happier cats than being poked over and over.
We also discuss how the Fear Free initiative has taken off like crazy in veterinary medicine, to minimize fear, anxiety and stress of vet visits. Not only does Fear Free minimize stress to pets, but also does the same for all of you with pets and also veterinary professionals themselves. A great website with terrific content – and it’s free – is www.fearfreehappyhomes.com. This is important as not all content on the web regarding our pets is correct. Everything here is written by professionals and even read over again (as in a peer-reviewed journal) by professionals.
We also note that the future is now, how artificial intelligence is being used in veterinary medicine.