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More than one third of owners open to vegan pet diets

More than one third of owners open to vegan pet diets

According to a new study, 35 percent of pet owners are interested in feeding their pets vegan diets; about half of that number say they would require proof a vegan diet would meet their pets’ nutritional needs.

PIJAC releases resource to combat antimicrobial resistance health risks

PIJAC releases resource to combat antimicrobial resistance health risks

The recommendations provide advice and best management practices on matters such as the use of antibiotics, sanitation, hygiene, veterinary oversight, and zoonotic disease prevention. Emphasis is placed on those involved with breeding, rearing, transport, and the sale of companion animals.

Canadian RVT wins Petplan’s 2019 Veterinary Nurse of the Year award

Canadian RVT wins Petplan’s 2019 Veterinary Nurse of the Year award

Katie Berry of Calgary, Alberta, was named Petplan’s 2019 Veterinary Nurse of the Year. The Petplan Veterinary Awards recognize the industry’s best in the U.S. and Canada, and highlight veterinary professionals who go above and beyond to provide pets with exceptional care and clients with outstanding customer service.

UF Small Animal Hospital to provide free eye and heart screening to service animals

UF Small Animal Hospital to provide free eye and heart screening to service animals

Sponsored by the ACVO and StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam, the eye‑ and heart-screening event provides free exams on active working animals that have been certified by or enrolled in a formal service animal training program or organization.

Pathway Vet Alliance to hire over 175 veterinarians

Pathway Vet Alliance to hire over 175 veterinarians

In addition to veterinarians, Pathway is also hiring for hundreds of support positions in business development, human resources, IT, practice management, and marketing. Last year, the company acquired 55 new veterinary practices and now supports nearly 200 locations across the U.S.

Americans spent $18.11 billion on veterinary care in 2018

Americans spent $18.11 billion on veterinary care in 2018

According to the American Pet Products Association, veterinary care remains the second highest source of spending in the pet care community, surpassing growth in any other category at a rate of 6.1 percent.