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Navigating the pitfalls of pet air travel When pet owners want to fly with their animals, veterinarians are asked to sign off on the animal's fitness to fly, rather than its health status. But airlines’ requirements can change suddenly

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Illustration by Valentina Talijan COVID-19 a year later: How the veterinary profession adapted The COVID-19 pandemic caught many off guard, but in some ways, veterinarians were better prepared for the pandemic than most. Veterinarians

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membership models for national and other large practices The AVMA is starting to explore membership models for veterinarians working in national and other large practices in response to the growth of these practices. About half of state VMAs offer a

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out and get multiple applicants for one position,” she said. “But now, I could easily have a position posted for months and not get one person interested.” Her hospital currently has eight emergency veterinarians. But she wants to decrease shift

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New school year brings hybrid curriculum A veterinarian with Banfield Pet Hospital delivers care to a patient. (Courtesy of Mars Veterinary Health) How do you fit 100 students in a lecture hall when they must stay 6 feet apart? That

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members say they hope to include not only credentialed veterinary technicians but also associate veterinarians, assistants, and other unlicensed assistive personnel. They're looking to join forces with a larger union, potentially the Service Employees

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during the 2018 AVMA Convention. She presented data indicating clinic staff other than veterinarians—veterinary technicians in particular—are at the highest risk of injury. And data from the AVMA PLIT indicate about three-quarters of worker

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Safety first Resources for veterinarians on workplace safety are available from governmental agencies and professional organizations, notably the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control

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, region of residence, educational debt, marital status, health, or alma mater, according to the 2015 AVMA Report on Veterinary Employment, published in March. Veterinarians were more likely to be unemployed if their first job out of veterinary college

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, public awareness of the value of veterinarians, and the importance of Association membership. Going back, one finds concerns about laypersons encroaching on veterinarians’ territory. Plus, continued calls for better public relations programs. And the

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