NYSVMS recruiting for class of 2024 Power of 10
NYSVMS is currently recruiting for the Power of 10 class of 2024. This is a national initiative designed to cultivate leadership capacity in grads 15 years or less from veterinary school who are current NYSVMS members and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community and profession. The program provides NYSVMS members with 4 leadership development sessions. NYSVMS provides the experts and covers all meeting and travel expenses for participants to attend sessions. The topics were: wellbeing, what to do when OPD knocks on your door, restructuring student debt and financial planning and the Insights Discovery program. Applications for the Power of 10 Class of 2024 are currently being accepted now through December 4th. For the application, click here. For more information, please contact Stephanie Quirini firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com].
AMC’s 9th Annual One Health Conference November 13-16
The 9th Annual One Health Conference hosted by the Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center will be held November 13-16. This year, speakers will discuss environmental risk factors for animal and human health. There will be veterinary specialists in Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, and Avian Practice from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UC Davis and human physicians and public health experts from the University of Wisconsin, the University of Washington, the New York City Fire Department, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Session topics include: Non-Tobacco Environmental Risks for Bladder Cancer in People and Dogs, Coalmine Canaries and Dancing Cats: Animals as Sentinels of Environmental Health Hazards, A One Health Approach to Leptospirosis Surveillance in NYC and Impact of Wildfires on Animal and Human Populations. This program is currently approved for up to 4 hours of RACE and NYS CE credit. This free annual conference is hosted by the Ann and Charles Johnson One Health Institute at the Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. For more information and to register, go to https://www.amcny.org/event/amcs-9th-annual-one-health-conference/.
Science offers comfort through compassionate biobanking
Cornell University CVM
An oncologist and a lovable golden retriever tell a powerful story of hope; both live on in the Cornell Veterinary Biobank – the late Dr. Kristy Richards ’90 not only through her legacy of mentorship, resilience and kindness, but through samples collected as she battled a rare form of breast cancer. And with more than 70 canine samples to his credit, Huckleberry Finn’s pawprints are all over the biobank as its most prolific canine contributor before his passing in 2022.
CVM launches Cornell Veterinary Podcast
Cornell University CVM
The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine debuted its inaugural podcast show on Nov 1. Hosted by Michelle Moyal, DVM ’07, assistant clinical professor of primary care surgery, the Cornell Veterinary Podcast takes the breadth and depth of the college’s clinical and scientific expertise to a brand-new medium.
FTC chair discusses veterinary trends at AVMA economic meeting
Federal regulators are keeping a close eye on competition among veterinary service providers with the Federal Trade Commission’s focus on noncompete agreements, mergers, and private equity acquisitions. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan addressed these topics to open the beginning of the AVMA Veterinary Business and Economic Forum.
FDA creates guidance on informed consent for companion animal studies
Unlike clinical studies involving humans, veterinary clinical studies involve a patient population that can’t provide informed consent or understand the risks associated with a study. Currently, no federal laws, including the Animal Welfare Act, regulate the informed consent process or address the ethical management of clinical studies that enroll pets.
New equine practitioners’ salaries see big increase
Historically, the salaries of veterinary graduates entering equine practice have been lower than those entering other areas of clinical practice. According to AVMA Graduating Senior Survey data, 1%-2% of veterinary graduates enter equine practice directly each year, and another 4%-5% pursue further training in equine internship positions. Within five years, however, 50% of these veterinarians leave equine medicine for small animal practice or quit veterinary medicine altogether, according to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).
Pet owner survey reports separation anxiety statistics
A survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of PetMeds, collected data from pet owners on various areas surrounding separation anxiety when owners have to leave their pet alone for an extended period of time. Two thousand pet owners were surveyed and overall PetMeds found that leaving their pets alone at home is a significant source of stress for pet owners, with 44% of respondents expressing worries about their pets experiencing separation anxiety. Furthermore, 40% of respondents said they would take a pay cut or lower salary in order to work from home with their pet.
Navigating equine neck problems
“A pain in the neck” is a saying for a reason. Neck issues can derail your day in a hurry and are just as painful for your horse. Cervical pain and deficits in horses can be confusing, difficult to pinpoint, and even the end of a sport horse career.