Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act passes through Congress

Vets could soon be able to mobilize their business to help animals more easily.

The U.S Senate has passed the most recent version of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, bringing veterinarians nearer to the possibility of being able to carry and administer controlled substances outside of their practices. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives a week…

Fido’s Stay-Cation: Your Dog’s Answer to Heat Stroke Prevention

As temperatures rise this summer, billions are searching for easy and fun ways to beat the heat. Whether your plan is to hit the beach, travel abroad or lounge poolside with friends and family, you’ll want to make sure your four-legged friends can stay cool, hydrated and comfortable as well….

The power a pet can have in the life of a child with autism

A dog can help to socialize a child with autism

Veterinarians are very important in the lives of pets and their owners. Veterinary technologists and technicians support veterinarians in the office by performing medical tests to diagnose illnesses and injuries in the animal patients. Having a team of professionals available to keep a pet safe…

Protect your pets all summer long

Fireworks

Registered vet technicians should be prepared to deal with large numbers of injured dogs around the Fourth of July. Though humans view Independence Day as a summertime holiday to celebrate with outdoor barbecues, parades and fireworks displays, dogs and other animals can be traumatized by the…

The newest advances in veterinary technology

Vet techs have a large assortment of tools at their disposal.

The world of animal medicine has seen drastic technological advances in the last 20 years. Many of the new tools and procedures have been adopted from human medical practice. The advances have not only led to better treatments, but also faster and more accurate diagnosis. From MRIs and…

Nursing home for dogs to open in Japan

Dog retirement homes might soon be the new norm.

The field of veterinary technology might soon see changes in the way elderly pets are cared for. The Japanese company Aeonpet Co., part of the larger Aeon supermarket chain, has announced it will officially be opening a retirement home for elderly dogs.1 The nursing facility hopes to address…

Orphan vaccines may save wild ape populations

Orphan vaccines may go a long way toward treating wild chimpanzee populations.

The Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus poses a significant threat to human and primates such as gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 250 people and claimed the lives of more than 170.1 As a deadly threat to the health of world populations,…