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By taking steps to nurture a culture of career sustainability for both our peers and future veterinarians, we can create much-needed positive change in our profession. Like most veterinarians, I knew what I wanted to be from a very young age. Becoming a veterinarian was never just a job, but a chance to follow my lifelong passion of caring for...
A study carried out over 2020 and 2021 revealed that veterinary professionals who have goals are significantly less burned out than those who don’t. Authored by Veterinary Integration Solutions (VIS) and Galaxy Vets, the Burnout and Work-Life Balance Study assessed burnout rates among veterinarians, while also looking at factors that influence employee satisfaction. The benefits of having professional goals Among...
Factoring sustainability into herbal medicine, whether we’re using it in veterinary practice or for our own well-being, is increasingly important to the health of our planet and its ecosystems. The well-being of the planet, and thus ecosystem resiliency, is deeply linked to the sustainability of herbal medicine and the preservation of cultural traditions. Using herbs in either a holistic veterinary...
Ask these 5 important questions when selecting quality animal supplements for your practice. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding that more and more consumers are becoming interested in supporting their immune and gut health to help support overall well-being. For many, this means including supplements in their regimen. A recent consumer survey by Cargill found...
The veterinary cancer market has historically lagged behind the human market. Until recently, for example, almost all the drugs used for canine cancers were those approved for use in human patients. At the moment, there are only four dog-specific cancer drugs approved or conditionally approved, and several others in development. Interestingly, however, the animal cancer market has begun to...
“Zoobiquity”, a term created by cardiologist and author Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, looks at human health through the lens of what we share with Earth’s other creatures. By examining our shared vulnerabilities, zoobiquity can lead to new solutions for mental, emotional, and social health across all species.* This article explains how zoobiquity can inform our veterinary work and help us...
Making sustainable choices means helping conserve the planet’s limited resources. Can the way we feed our companion animals be both healthful and sustainable? It is no secret that our planet and its inhabitants are facing a climate crisis. In August of 2021, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report, showing that human influence has warmed...
Many dental chews on store shelves are downright dangerous, potentially leading to esophageal or intestinal blockages, as well as fractured teeth. When recommending a dental chew for your clients’ dogs, consider the following. How readily will the dog gulp the chew? Gulping is especially common in Labradors and Golden Retrievers given rawhide chews, but it can occur in any dog...
What is it and why are periodontists adopting its use in record numbers? We are all familiar with iodine. As an antiseptic, it has become a global standard of care in infection control. Its excellent therapeutic benefit outweighs its staining potential. What you may not know is that povidone iodine contains a substance that, while present in only trace amounts...
Explore the pandemic’s effects on regulatory control programs; OSHA compliance issues unique to veterinary medicine; and the agency’s role in veterinary mental health. Over the past two years, we have fought diligently to keep our practices open through the COVID-19 pandemic. We struggled to keep our patients healthy and our clients happy. We worked hard to find a balance between...