Recently, wildfires have emerged throughout varies parts of the world, but a secondary threat—smoke—has emerged to plague people and horses who might be hundreds of miles from the raging flames. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality index (AQI) ranks air pollution and health concerns on a scale from 0 to 500. The EPA considers an AQI above 300 “hazardous”; many cities have experienced AQI levels greater than 500 in recent months.
Registration open for 2024 NYSVMS Integrative Medicine virtual seminar January 27-28th
The 2024 NYSVMS Integrative Medicine virtual seminar will be held January 27-28, 2024 featuring topics in neurology. Saturday will be 10 am-7 pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. We’ve lined up a roster of world-renowned experts, pioneers in the field of integrative medicine. NYSVMS members and technicians $235 for 12 CE credits, non-members $290. To register, click here.
Looking for more CE credits? NYS-VC On-Demand available for purchase
Are you looking for more CE credits? NYS-VC On-Demand is available for purchase (add on to full registration for $99, $349 for On-Demand only). All of the class recordings are now online! Topics include: cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, equine, emergency and critical care, integrative medicine, narrative based medicine and more! Quality programs with world class speakers with over 80 on-demand RACE and NYS continuing education credit opportunities.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com].
Schwarzman AMC achieves highest level of accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association
The Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC) is proud to announce its accreditation as a referral practice by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), acknowledging AMC’s expertise in handling specialty cases referred by general practitioners. This accreditation is in addition to AMC’s long-standing AAHA accreditation as a general practice hospital. Both accreditations come after a rigorous evaluation of its practice protocols, medical equipment, staffing, facilities, and client services. AMC is the only AAHA accredited referral practice within the five boroughs. AMC’s referral accreditation extends to nine specialties, ensuring board-certified veterinarians overseeing the care provided by the following services: Anesthesia, Dentistry, Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology, Emergency and Critical Care, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Small Animal Internal Medicine and Small Animal Surgery.
A new era for clinical education at Cornell
Cornell University CVM
Clinical rotations are an eagerly anticipated portion of a veterinary student’s training. Fourth-year students join integrated healthcare teams to serve a diverse array of animal patients throughout Cornell’s teaching hospitals and ambulatory services. In May 2023, the college launched a multi-year initiative to strengthen both teaching and learning on clinical rotations.
Are we tracking food insecurity correctly? Study takes a closer look
Cornell University CVM
For more than a quarter century, the USDA has been tracking levels of food insecurity in the United States with a standardized tool, the Household Food Security Survey Module (HFSSM). But little research had verified how the survey’s questions were being understood and interpreted by Latino participants – even though this population constitutes the second-largest ethnic group in the country and experiences relatively high levels of food insecurity (among 18 percent of Latino households with children, compared to 7.9 percent of White households). A study published recently in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics set out to learn more.
AVMA celebrates National Veterinary Technician Week
During National Veterinary Technician Week, October 15-21, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is celebrating the invaluable contributions that veterinary technicians provide for the health and welfare of animals; and sharing resources with veterinarians to make the most of these integral members of the veterinary health care team. This year’s National Veterinary Technician Week theme is “Pearls of Wisdom,” which refers to the traditional 30-year wedding anniversary gift of pearls to commemorate the 30th anniversary of this observance of National Veterinary Technician Week in the United States.
Department of Labor proposes extending overtime protections for more salaried workers
A recently proposed federal rule would guarantee overtime pay for most salaried workers earning less than $1,059 per week, or about $55,000 per year. While most hourly workers are entitled to being paid time-and-a-half after working more than 40 hours, non-hourly workers in executive, administrative, and professional roles—including some supervisors—are exempt unless they make less than $35,568 a year.
Urgent care clinics starting to enter veterinary profession
When a pet needs emergency medical care that doesn’t rise to the level of life-saving intervention, the owner typically has a few options. They could schedule the soonest available appointment with the family veterinarian or take the animal to the nearest veterinary emergency hospital, for example. Another option, however, is emerging: the urgent care veterinary practice. Modeled after the walk-in clinics common within human medicine, veterinary urgent care offers around-the-clock veterinary care for minor injuries and mild illnesses, such as diarrhea, wounds and lacerations, and allergic reactions.
AAFP/IAAHPC releases 2023 Feline Hospice and Palliative Care Guidelines
The American Association of Feline Practitioners and the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) have officially released the 2023 AAFP/IAAHPC Feline Hospice and Palliative Care Guidelines. According to an organizational release,1the Guidelines emphasize communication, ethics, and individualized care when caring for feline hospice and palliative care patients. The Guidelines also highlight why comfort care and emotional well-being are crucial, as well as understanding the link between the cat’s physical, psychological, and social needs.
The effects of lunging on your horse’s joints
Lunging horses is a common practice among trainers and owners in a variety of equestrian disciplines. Whether used for starting a young horse under saddle, or advancing the training of a competition horse, researchers say it’s important to consider lunging’s effects. Individuals must understand the biomechanics of how a horse turns and use the best methods to support joint health and the horse’s career longevity.