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November 17, 2021

Getting to the root of overworked and burned-out veterinary practices

“We have a very challenging workforce dilemma, one that has significant ramifications to well-being and staff turnover,” says AVMA Chief Economist Matthew J. Salois. The recent AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum explored the issues of busyness and burnout and offered strategies for promoting practice efficiency.

November 17, 2021

Pet population still on the rise, with fewer pets per household

Preliminary results from a survey of over 2,000 pet owners indicate that pet populations and the percentage of households owning pets have increased, which creates opportunities to improve profitability, according to one speaker at the AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum.

November 17, 2021

Increase in veterinarians’ starting salaries long overdue, economist says

The debt-to-income ratio for 2021 U.S. veterinary graduates securing full-time employment is 1.67:1, a drop from 2.09:1 last year and the lowest since 2008.

November 17, 2021

Practice inefficiencies compound veterinary stress

A high number of veterinarians say they are considering leaving their dream job for reasons unrelated to retirement. The surprising trend was one of several explored during the recent AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum.

November 17, 2021

Fierce competition over veterinary labor

Veterinary practices are competing over a highly sought-after workforce for which work-life balance is more important than practice ownership

November 17, 2021

Zoos vaccinate animals against SARS-CoV-2

Vaccination of animals at the San Diego Zoo against SARS-CoV-2 and infections with the virus in big cats at zoos globally were the subjects of two sessions during the 2021 virtual conference of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians.

November 17, 2021

Obituaries

Obituaries in the December 1, 2021 Journal of the AVMA

November 17, 2021

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

Virtual annual meeting, Oct. 4

November 17, 2021

American Animal Hospital Association

Connexity 2021, Sept. 22-25, Scottsdale, Arizona

November 17, 2021

Massachusetts VMA

The Massachusetts VMA held a celebration, postponed a year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on Oct. 3 in Rutland to honor the recipient of its 2020 Distinguished Service Award.

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