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New York State Veterinary Medical Society

Issue Date: 1/10/2019

New City doctor leads state veterinarians: 5 things to know

Journal News

Dr. Robert Weiner never planned on calling New York home. Years later, it is not only home for Weiner, who is the owner and director of the County Animal Hospital on Congers Road, but he is preparing to step into a new role as president of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society.

In this issue...

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Massapequa veterinarian named Long Island Vet of the Year

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A $15 minimum wage seemed impossible. Now it’s reality for a million New Yorkers.

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FDA announces availability of certain drugs to veterinarians

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Apply to the AVMA Fellowship Program

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Fishing for answers: Public health linked to fisheries in Lake Victoria

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Headshaking in horses: A sensitive matter

Massapequa veterinarian named Long Island Vet of the Year

Patch

Massapequa Pet Vet's Dr. Ned Horowitz, a NYSVMS member, has been named the Veterinarian of the Year by Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION), a local animal advocacy organization. Horowitz first reached out to LION when the group helped rescue dozens of rabbits abandoned at the Ronkonkoma train station earlier this year, and offered his services free of charge.

A $15 minimum wage seemed impossible. Now it’s reality for a million New Yorkers.

New York Times

Six years after a group of fast-food workers in New York City — earning as little as $7.25 an hour — made the seemingly preposterous demand for a $15 minimum wage, more than one million of their peers will get just that starting this week.

FDA announces availability of certain drugs to veterinarians

AVMA

Ongoing opioid shortages have made it difficult for many veterinarians to provide optimal pain management and relief to our patients. Now, the FDA has released good news: Certain drugs that had been previously restricted to veterinarians will now be available in limited supply.

The drugs hydromorphone and morphine, which were previously restricted by Pfizer for human use during the opioid shortage, will now be available for pain management in animals.

Apply to the AVMA Fellowship Program

AVMA

Have you ever wished you could have an impact on the future of animal and human health beyond the clinic or the lab? Your veterinary expertise can help the nation’s decision-makers shape public policy on issues like animal welfare, food safety and public health. The fellowship program provides you with the opportunity to help animal health and welfare on a national scale, not just a local one. You can get involved now and make a difference today. All AVMA member veterinarians are eligible to apply. The application deadline is February 8, 2019.

Fishing for answers: Public health linked to fisheries in Lake Victoria

Cornell CVM

The decline of marine fisheries has received a lot of attention in recent years, but freshwater fisheries are also under tremendous pressure from pollution, climate change and overfishing. “Inland fisheries are incredibly important,” said Kathryn Fiorella, assistant professor in Population Medicine and Diagnostics Sciences. “In a lot of places in the world, people are getting both a substantial part of their income from these fisheries and also relying on them as a food source.”

Headshaking in horses: A sensitive matter

The Horse

There’s a nerve-tingling explanation behind many headshaking cases. A toss of the head. A flip of the nose. It seems so benign, right? A horse that shakes his head continually, almost viciously, however, is no trivial matter. This type of headshaking can be frustrating for owners, detrimental to horse welfare, and pose diagnostic and treatment challenges for veterinarians.

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