Register for Veterinary Radiology Review webinar Feline Thoracic November 6th
Register now for the Veterinary Radiology Review webinar-Feline Thoracic November 6th from 6:30pm-8pm. The program is presented by: Assaf Lerer, BSc, DVM, MSc, DACVR & Hannah Lewis, 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.
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].
$4.2M grant funds Cornell AES work to better lives in NYS
Cornell University CVM
Across Cornell,56 research projects [https://cals.cornell.edu/agricultural-experiment-station/research-impacts]have received federal funding to explore topics that will support New York’s food supply, economy and well-being. They include teaching young people financial literacy skills, assessing the economic opportunities for dairy farmers to participate in carbon markets and understanding the role birds play in controlling pests in New York orchards.
AVMA seeking leadership candidates, other volunteers
The AVMA is looking for volunteers to become leaders of the Association or to serve in council or committee positions, taking on top issues in veterinary medicine. The Association currently seeks candidates for president-elect and for two seats on the AVMA Board of Directors as well as nominations or applications for numerous other volunteer positions. Details and forms are available on the AVMA website or by emailing OfficeEVP@avma.org [OfficeEVP@avma.org].
Can cats get colds? Feline upper respiratory infections
Yes, cats can get colds. These upper respiratory infections (URIs) are harmless most of the time, but a trip to the vet can give you peace of mind, rule out other potential causes and make your cat more comfortable. Learn the signs and symptoms to look for in your feline, how cats catch colds and what to do if your companion comes down with the sniffles. Newsweek spoke with Dr. Bruce Kornreich, DVM and director of Cornell University’s Feline Health Center, about cat colds.
Addressing the affordability gap: Proactive financial client conversations
Your patient is a 3-year-old dog with inappetence, vomiting, and diarrhea. Nothing on the signalment, history, or physical exam is obvious for a direction, so you recommend imaging, bloodwork, and a fecal exam to begin the hunt for a diagnosis. A plan is created for review with the owner, and you head to your next patient. Ten minutes later, your technician tells you the owner doesn’t have the finances for the diagnostic plan and asks if you could decide what test is the most important. You have another discussion with the owner about the vague symptoms and the list of possible diagnoses, but ultimately the owner elects for only the fecal exam in house, bloodwork out to the lab, and treatment of symptoms.
Thoracolumbar pain in horses: It’s complicated
The horse’s spine is a single row of vertebrae joined together by synovial-fluid-filled pouches that allow frictionless movement. Bony projections resembling shark fins emanate from the dorsal aspect (top) and sides of each vertebra. Horses have approximately 54 vertebrae along the length of the spine, including 18 in the thoracic region (over the ribs, T1-T18) and six in the lumbar area (in the loin, L1-L6, or L1-5 in some Arabians).