Revisiting Veterinary Practice News’ top 10 features and stories of 2019

December 19, 2019

[1]With only a few weeks left in 2019, it is time to look back at the most memorable moments of the year.

Veterinary Practice News has put together a list of news items and feature stories published over the last 12 months that generated the most clicks. A variety of subjects were top of mind for animal health professionals this year, ranging from the raw diet debate to benefits associated with low-level laser therapy to research related to dilated cardiomyopathy.

Check out the ones you might have missed or revisit a favorite right here.

News Stories

  1. “Court rejects cat-killing veterinarian’s appeal[2]” (June 4)
  2. “Veterinary behaviorists question “scruffing”[3]” (August 20)
  3. “Elanco acquires Bayer’s animal health division in $7.6-billion deal[4]” (August 20)
  4. “Couple alleges clinic killed their cat with incorrect dose[5]” (January 31)
  5. “FDA approves ProHeart 12[6]” (July 8)
  6. “2019 They Ate What?! X-ray Contest winners[7]” (September 30)
  7. “Report reveals top 10 heartworm cities in the U.S.[8]” (February 13)
  8. “Walmart launches pet pharmacy, opening more in-store clinics[9]” (May 7)
  9. “Altaire issues voluntary recall of veterinary ophthalmic drugs[10]” (August 26)
  10. “University of California, Davis ranked number one U.S. veterinary medicine school[11]” (March 15)

Features

  1. “Debating raw diets[12]” by Brennen McKenzie, MA, MSc, VMD, cVMA (January 2)
  2. “Osteosarcoma: Beyond amputation and euthanasia[13]” by Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ, Fear Free Certified (March 12)
  3. “Treat aspiration pneumonia like a boss[14]” by Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ, Fear Free Certified (May 13)
  4. “Laser therapy—Indications and contraindications[15]” by Mary Ellen Goldberg, LVT, SRA, CCRVN, CVPP, VTS-lab animal medicine (research anesthesia), VTS-physical rehabilitation (March 27)
  5. “Are you ready to comply with USP 800?[16]” by Ronak Kadakia (November 14)
  6. “Is banning “artificial” ingredients based on fear or science?[17]” by Brennen McKenzie, MA, MSc, VMD, cVMA (March 1)
  7. “Research updates on diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy[18]” by Sarah M. Cavanaugh, DVM, MS, DACVIM (cardiology) (August 15)
  8. “Is there a gold-standard test for adverse food reactions?[19]” by Brennen McKenzie, MA, MSc, VMD, cVMA (February 14)
  9. “Canned or dry food: What’s better for cats?[20]” by Brennen McKenzie, MA, MSc, VMD, cVMA (August 22)
  10. “Seven options to provide life-saving oxygen[21]” by Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ, Fear Free Certified (March 28)
Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/SA_TopStories2019.jpg
  2. Court rejects cat-killing veterinarian’s appeal: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/court-rejects-cat-killing-veterinarians-appeal/
  3. Veterinary behaviorists question “scruffing”: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/veterinary-behaviorists-question-scruffing
  4. Elanco acquires Bayer’s animal health division in $7.6-billion deal: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/elanco-acquires-bayers-animal-health-division-in-7-6-billion-deal
  5. Couple alleges clinic killed their cat with incorrect dose: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/veterinary-clinic-sued-for-killing-cat-by-wrongly-prescribing-medication
  6. FDA approves ProHeart 12: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/fda-approves-proheart-12/
  7. 2019 They Ate What?! X-ray Contest winners: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/2019-they-ate-what-x-ray-contest-winners
  8. Report reveals top 10 heartworm cities in the U.S.: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/report-reveals-top-10-heartworm-cities-in-the-u-s/
  9. Walmart launches pet pharmacy, opening more in-store clinics: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/walmart-launches-pet-pharmacy-open-more-store-clinics/
  10. Altaire issues voluntary recall of veterinary ophthalmic drugs: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/altaire-issues-voluntary-recall-of-veterinary-ophthalmic-drugs/
  11. University of California, Davis ranked number one U.S. veterinary medicine school: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/university-california-davis-ranked-number-one-us-veterinary-school
  12. Debating raw diets: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/debating-raw-diets-january-2019
  13. Osteosarcoma: Beyond amputation and euthanasia: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/osteosarcoma-beyond-amputation-euthanasia
  14. Treat aspiration pneumonia like a boss: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/treat-aspiration-pneumonia-like-a-boss
  15. Laser therapy—Indications and contraindications: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/laser-therapy-indications-contraindications
  16. Are you ready to comply with USP 800?: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/are-you-ready-to-comply-with-usp-800
  17. Is banning “artificial” ingredients based on fear or science?: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/banning-artificial-ingredients-based-fear-science
  18. Research updates on diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/research-updates-on-diet-associated-dilated-cardiomyopathy/
  19. Is there a gold-standard test for adverse food reactions?: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/adverse-food-reactions-february-2019
  20. Canned or dry food: What’s better for cats?: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/cats-and-food-september-2019/
  21. Seven options to provide life-saving oxygen: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/seven-options-to-provide-life-saving-oxygen/
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