Canadian RVT wins Petplan’s 2019 Veterinary Nurse of the Year award
March 26, 2019Canadian registered veterinary technician Katie Berry was named the 2019 Veterinary Nurse of the Year at the Petplan Veterinary Awards in Orlando, Fla. When she went to the Veterinary Meeting and Expo (VMX) conference in January, Berry says she unaware she had won the award. Accepting the award was a blur she explains. “I don’t know if I took a single breath. The amount of gratitude and love I felt was beyond belief.” The Petplan …
Global veterinary organizations issue joint statement against antimicrobial resistance
December 7, 2018Veterinary organizations in Europe and Canada have issued a joint statement with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to ensure oversight of antimicrobial use, mitigation of antimicrobial resistance, and the continuing availability of critical animal and human medications.
College of Veterinarians of British Columbia bans onychectomy
June 14, 2018The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) has banned the practice of partial digital amputation, also known as onychectomy or declawing, of domestic cats, effective immediately. The province is the second in Canada to ban declawing, following the procedure’s condemnation from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). “Elective and nontherapeutic declawing is ethically problematic and not an appropriate means of dealing with feline behavior issues,” reads CVBC’s statement. The college acknowledges there are …