NYSVMS partners with MentorVet for program for early career veterinarians
NYSVMS has introduced a new program for veterinarians who graduated 10 years or less from veterinary school. We have partnered with MentorVet to provide a 6 month online program which will earn 10 CE credits. Designed to help early career veterinarians thrive, MentorVet is an evidence-based program that delivers the peer support, coaching, and mentorship you need to ease into the veterinary profession. NYSVMS is offering 10 full scholarships for early career veterinarians (graduation years 2018-2023) who are current NYSVMS members to participate in the MentorVet program starting in June 2023. This virtual mentorship and professional development program aims to promote wellbeing in the transition to practice by providing a combination of training in professional skills, mental health coaching, and mentorship. MentorVet has 5 self-paced online learning modules in professional skills and monthly 1-hour small peer group Zoom meetings with other early career veterinarians. You can also get ongoing individual support, if needed, with one of their highly qualified and trained mentors. The program will run from June through November 2023 and is approved for 10 hours of CE credits in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. The MentorVet program is also approved in NYS. To learn more, visit www.mentorvet.net. Scholarship qualifications: participants must be veterinarians who graduated between the years of 2018-2023; participants must be able to dedicate 3-4 hours per month and must be current NYSVMS members. You can learn more at: https://nysvms.org/mentorvet-2/ or fill out the expression of interest form to start your application.
Veterinary Radiology Review-Large Animal Imaging webinar on April 3rd
Veterinary Radiology Review-Large Animal Imaging webinar is April 3rd from 6:30-8 PM presented by: Assaf Lerer, BSc, DVM, MSc & Jay Harris, DVM. This program will be an interactive, case reading session. Radiographic images will be provided by the presenters. The radiologists will demonstrate how they evaluate radiographs regarding technique, interpretation and case synthesis. Ample opportunity will be provided for discussion and questions.
Construction starts on new veterinary surgical center
Long Island Business News
Work has begun on a new veterinary surgical facility on the Huntington site formerly occupied by Fort Hill Nursery. Dr. Margaret Puccio, a NYSVMS member and her sister Theresa Puccio are developing the two-story, 10,000-square-foot Veterinary Surgical Center of Long Island on the 1.2-acre property at 188 East Main St. The Puccio sisters acquired the Huntington property in early 2022. The development site was sold to them by the family that owned Fort Hill Nursery, which closed in Nov. 2019.
Labrador’s liver repaired by minimally invasive treatment, 3D prep
Cornell University CVM
When Sarah Kopa, DVM ’23, adopted Kate last year, the dog was eight months old – but lacked the energy of a normal puppy. Not too long before, the black Labrador retriever had been diagnosed with a liver shunt and had to be released from her guide dog training program. To Kate’s great fortune, her new owner was not only a student at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), but also dedicated to getting her pet the best treatment available for her condition.
Reproductive biology a core strength at CVM
Cornell University CVM
Hundreds of experts in reproductive biology will convene at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine on April 27 for the annual Tri-Institutional Symposium on Reproductive Biology and Infertility, or Tri-Repro, a regional conference that showcases the latest research in the field of reproduction. The conference will showcase the College’s strength in reproductive biology, which has been a cornerstone of research on campus for decades. Cornell is home to the newly-expanded Cornell Reproductive Sciences Center (CoRe), one of the eight multidisciplinary research centers in the nation focused on reproductive biology.
Unregulated horse racing continues to pose risks
A persistent and potentially growing concern, according to experts, is the running of unsanctioned, informal horse races. On Jan. 9, the AVMA House of Delegates approved a new AVMA policy condemning unregulated horse racing (PDF) during its regular winter session. The policy states that the AVMA condemns unregulated racing of equids because of threats to animal health and welfare, such as infectious disease, administration of illegal substances, and abusive practices.
It’s never too early to plan for closing your practice
Practice owners looking to retire have many pathways to consider. They could sell their practice to an associate or corporation. Or they could stay on part time. One expert advised that if owners want to close their practice, doing so is no small matter. There are complex legal, ethical, and financial considerations too important to leave until the last minute, according to Dr. Charlotte Lacroix, owner of Veterinary Business Advisors Inc., a national consulting firm that advises veterinarians and attorneys on veterinary business and legal issues.
AVMA partners with psychiatric professionals to promote human-animal bond
As the nation continues to contend with the adverse mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AVMA and the American Psychiatric Association are joining forces in March to call attention to the mental health benefits of having an animal companion. The two organizations are promoting an effort called #Paws4MentalHealth that encourages pet owners to take a break, get up, stretch, and share a picture of their pet with an explanation of how their pet positively impacts their mental health.
VIN Foundation student loan repayment simulator adds key proposed changes
According to an organizational release,1the US Department of Education recently proposed the phase out of the Pay as you Earn (PAYE), and Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR) repayment plans and modifications to the Revised PAYE (REPAYE). With goals to help veterinarians with student loans understand the possibly extensive consequences of these proposed changes, the VIN Foundation has improved its Student Loan Repayment Simulator to help veterinarians navigate how this may affect student loan repayment strategies. A new output is now available in the Student Loan Repayment Simulator called Revised REPAYE, or Re-REPAYE.
Beloved and debated, French bulldog becomes top US dog breed
For the first time in three decades, the U.S. has a new favorite dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club. Adorable in some eyes, deplorable in others, the sturdy, push-faced, perky-eared, world-weary-looking and distinctively droll French bulldog became the nation’s most prevalent purebred dog last year, the club announced Wednesday. Frenchies ousted Labrador retrievers from the top spot after a record 31 years.
Feeding the growing foal to meet nutrient needs
When should I start introducing my foal to hay and grain to make the transition easier after weaning? This is an important topic to understand, because the goal for developing youngsters is for them to grow steadily to reach their genetic potential. The nutrition we provide them can certainly affect the quality and rate of foal development. For healthy development, foals should have access to a prescribed amount of a high-quality foal feed early in life. Feeding the foal dry feed early and continuing to provide the same feed they’re used to consuming after being weaned can help reduce the stress of weaning.