NYS-VC will offer controlled substances classes
Register now for the 2023 New York State Veterinary Conference, a three-day interactive event October 6-8 at www.nysvc.org with high-quality continuing education, offering over 20 live and 80 on-demand NYS continuing education and RACE credit opportunities. It is a hybrid event offering: on-site, online, and on-demand sessions. Co-hosted by the Cornell University CVM and NYSVMS, the conference features a diversity of species and professional development tracks. There will be Controlled Substances: Review for veterinary professionals Part 1 & 2 classes on Sunday, October 8th, with speaker Amy Morgan, PharmD, RPh.
Register for the NYSVMS webinar Accelerated student loan forgiveness August 16th
NYSVMS is hosting a webinar August 16th from 7-8 PM Accelerated student loan forgiveness. This special benefit could shave years off a veterinarian’s repayment time, but action needs to be taken now. During this session, student loan expert Mike Sabatino, CFP®, CSLP® of Sabadoodle addresses the most frequently asked questions, including: Who it is for, How it works, How to qualify and Implications forPublic Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)borrowers.
Elbow dysplasia patient benefits from early intervention
Cornell University CVM
Ruger loves water. At six months old, the black Labrador Retriever was already jumping in every pond he encountered. Within the next two months, he received his first dock diving lesson and participated in his first competition. Dock diving is a sport where dogs launch themselves off a 40-feet long dock into a pool to retrieve a toy. Dogs with the farthest jump distance win. At eight months old, Ruger was already scoring jumps in the 20-feet range. The longest jump at the dock diving event at the 2023 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was 25.5 feet, and the longest on record is over 30 feet.
AVMA Steve Dale Excellence in Veterinary Media Award given to Shojai
Amy Shojai received the AVMA Steve Dale Excellence in Veterinary Media Award July 15 during AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver. Shojai is a nationally known authority on pet care and behavior as well as spokesperson for the pet products industry. She is a certified animal behavior consultant and a Fear Free certified trainer who began her career as a veterinary technician.
Veterinarians exempt from new DEA education requirement
A new opioid-related training requirement for DEA-registered practitioners does not apply to veterinarians, despite appearing as a required checkbox on the DEA’s online registration application, according to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials. Veterinarians who are registering or renewing their DEA registration should simply check the box on the DEA application, in order to continue on in the registration process, the DEA has advised the AVMA.
AVMF, VPRF announce veterinary pharmacology fellowship grant
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) have partnered to fund a student fellowship with a focus on veterinary pharmacology. Previously, the two organizations funded two pharmacology research grants annually. This new joint venture, the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation Student Fellowship, supports research projects designed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals.
Mentoring for better personal health
Addie R. Reinhard, DVM, MS, founder and CEO of MentorVet, explained that early in her career she experienced burnout, but her mentors were a huge support and helped her get through it. However, she also realized from this experience that not everyone has a great relationship with their mentor, especially when needing support for mental health. Reinhard set out to improve mental health mentoring and teaches attendees at the 2023 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention in Denver, Colorado how to be a better mentor.
Using AI to assess gait changes in event horses
Like many performance horses, those that compete in eventing have strenuous training and competition schedules. These horses often work harder than normal in the competition environment, which, coupled with the potential stressors of this setting, can cause changes in their heart rate, body temperature, lactatemia (the normal presence of lactate in the blood), and creatine kinase (an enzyme that mainly exists in muscle cells).