The Affordable Care Act isn’t just affecting human health care, it is having an impact on veterinary practices as well. The new law, along with the evolution of technology, medicines and vaccines used to treat animals, has been changing the face of veterinary health care recently, and it’s a…

Working in any field of the health profession means you serve many purposes – lifesaver, caregiver, healer, psychological support, etc. However, one specialty that is rarely mentioned may be just as important as any of those others: Detective.
Whether you’re a brain surgeon, a night-shift nurse…

While the obesity epidemic among people may be one of the biggest health concerns in the United States, the same malady appears to be afflicting their pets. And as with humans, animal obesity may be partially caused by “emotional overeating,” similar to how people eat unhealthy comfort foods…

New advancements in the world of veterinary medicine could soon have a major impact on the way dogs and cats are spayed and neutered. Whether it’s a drug that eliminates the need for surgery, or the application of new techniques that will allow veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians…

Veterinarians in New Jersey and Ohio have been reporting a rash of cases where dogs already vaccinated against the flu are coming down with related illnesses. However, while the stories are cause for concern, many vets who are handling the cases believe they are closing in on the cause of the…

Recently, the American Animal Hospital Association announced a rule mandating that all AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals and those seeking accreditation from the organization anesthetize and intubate all dental patients.1 The announcement builds on the AAHA’s recommendations contained in its…

When you make the decision to enroll in a veterinary technology program, it’s important to think about the environment in which you would like to work after graduation. Veterinary technicians¬† have the opportunity to help animals in a variety of environments, including offices, private clinics…