Last day to register online for NYS-VC is this Friday, May 1!
Preregister online by end of day this Friday for the NYS-VC Spring Veterinary Conference, May 15-17, at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook. After May 1, registration will be available on-site with an additional $75 surcharge. Save money and register now!
This is your chance to earn 20 continuing education credits at this event co-hosted by NYSVMS and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The focus is on companion animal medicine with three concurrent medicine and surgery tracks per day, and one track dedicated for veterinary technicians. For the complete schedule of the 66 workshop sessions offered, click here.
To register, click here.
Full conference registration includes:
One-day registrations are also available!
Two continental breakfasts
- Two lunches
- One brunch
- Welcome Reception, Friday, May 15
- Purple Party Silent Auction & Wine Wall, Saturday, May 16
Sunrise with Simmons on Saturday at the conference — Join Simmons New York for a breakfast discussion about practice ownership from start to finish, before and after. Learn from the experts and share your perspective while enjoying a hot breakfast before the sessions begin!
Thank you to 2015 NYS-VC Spring Conference sponsors: Gold Level: Fallon Wellness Pharmacy; Silver Level: Simmons Northeast; Merial Limited, Patterson Veterinary Supply and BestPetRX.
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NYSVMS president interviewed on midwest canine influenza outbreak
The outbreak of canine flu which has sickened more than a thousand dogs in the Midwest has not been reported yet in New York State.
"But all it takes one dog to be sick and be transported and cause the virus someplace else," said Dr. Dean Snyder, a Hilton veterinarian and president of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society.
Volunteer for an AVMA committee
Are you or a colleague interested in volunteering for an AVMA committee? If so, there are a number of opportunities still available for appointment this summer! The full list of committee positions available for appointment in July is available here at the AVMA website and includes positions on the following entities: Animal Welfare Committee; Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee; Convention Management and Program Committee; Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates; Governance Performance Review Committee; and Political Action Committee Board.
The deadline for receipt of nominations for these committee positions is May 26. All nominations should be submitted via email to OfficeEVP@avma.org, via fax to 847-925-0944 or via mail to the AVMA Office of the Executive Vice President, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173. All nominations should include the nomination form and a one or two page resume.
Check out this AVMA video.
For more information, email OfficeEVP@avma.org or call 1-800-248-2862, ext. 6605.
- An ebook on canine rehabilitation for vets and techs!
- For an iPad or/and Mac computer!
- Loaded with exercise videos!
- Has a section on gait analysis and sample rehab protocols!
- Only 34.99!
Pet insurance industry to grow 6.8 percent annually for next 5 years
The pet insurance industry is expected to grow 6.8 percent annually for the next five years, driven by increasing veterinary costs, number of pets and American home ownership.
The number of cats and dogs is expected to grow 2.1 percent annually for the next five years, providing opportunities for industry businesses.
Dog accident and illness policies bring in an overwhelming 81 percent of industry revenue, while cat and other pet policies and wellness programs bring in a much smaller portion. Furthermore, annual premiums for accident and illness policies for dogs cost $167 more, on average, than cats.
To see a snapshot of the report, click here.
To see the full 35-page report on the pet insurance industry in the U.S., contact Tyler Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
US could use vaccines being developed to fight bird flu in poultry
Faced with a deadly bird flu outbreak that has infected millions of chickens and turkeys, the U.S. Agriculture Department could turn to what it has always seen as a last resort: readying and deploying a vaccine to fight the disease.
Up to now, the USDA has said it would prefer not to allow farmers to vaccinate their flocks, as doing so could prompt wider import bans on U.S. poultry and eggs in the $5.7 billion export market. Inoculations produce antibodies that would make it difficult to tell if a bird had actually had the virus or has simply been vaccinated.
OSHA rules on Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets take effect June 1
U.S. Department of Labor
The Hazard Communication Standard requires chemical manufacturers, distributors or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets) to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. As of June 1, the HCS will require new SDSs to be in a uniform format and include the section numbers, the headings and associated information under the headings below.
Dog dies after ingesting Ice Breaker gum with xylitol
Anyone with a dog knows how curious and resourceful they can be around anything edible. That curiosity apparently killed a dog in western Wisconsin.
Luna, a 2-year-old golden retriever, was put down by her owners after she ingesting xylitol-laden gum. Luna had suffered severe liver damage.
Interpreting feline vocalization patterns
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
Nonverbal communication is fascinating to most people, especially to animal lovers, says Jeanine Berger, DVM, DACAW, DACVB, who's with the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Humans rely heavily on verbal communication, but misunderstandings do happen.
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Study confirms benefits of pedicle tie spays
Veterinary Practice News
High-volume sterilization clinics may save time and money using a pedicle tie procedure when spaying cats, according to a first-of-its-kind study.
Kirk Miller, DVM, a clinical instructor at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, teamed up with four other researchers to compare the feline pedicle tie to traditional pedicle double ligation.
Nylabone recalls puppy chews for salmonella risk
Nylabone Products of Neptune, New Jersey, is recalling one of its pet products due to possible salmonella contamination.
The 1.69-ounce Puppy Starter Kit dog chews tested positive for salmonella.
Research into types of feline cancer biomarkers
Winn Feline Foundation
The discovery and development of cancer biomarkers are increasingly under scrutiny. Individualized treatment for patients is huge in human cancer medicine currently. The type of biomarker sought as ideal would diagnose disease at an early stage, tailor therapy specific to each patient, monitor response to therapy, recognize potential therapeutic toxicities, define prognosis and monitor disease progression or recurrence.
10 ways to become a great associate veterinarian
Veterinary Practice News
Perhaps you just graduated from veterinary school ... congrats! You now have DVM behind your name, and you are ready to jump right in and help a practice take care of their clients and patients. Or perhaps you graduated a while ago, and while you have no interest in owning a practice at this time, you do want to have a pleasant working environment, which you may or may not have at this time. Here are some ways to become a great associate veterinarian, for everyone's benefit.
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