NYSVMS Updates

Veterinary eNews 10/8/20

  

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New York State Veterinary Medical Society

Issue Date: 10/8/20

The virtual NYS Veterinary Conference was a great success!

NYSVMS

The virtual NYS-VC October 2-4 hosted by NYSVMS and Cornell University CVM was a great success with over 750 attendees! The conference included over 120 hours of continuing education classes, over 25 exhibitors to visit in the hall, networking opportunities and yoga classes. Attendees can view session recordings on website, now through November 2, 2020!

In this issue...
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NYSVMS announces 2020 award recipients

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October NYSVMS free CE online programs available!

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Register for Integrative Medicine Webinar on October 14th

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Add COVID Alert NY to your phone

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Gene links short-term memory to unexpected brain area

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Golden retriever “tripawd” benefits from Cornell’s unique treadmill and soundwave therapies

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AVMA and partners create post-suicide guide for veterinary workplaces

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A veterinarian shortage could cost 75 million pets their access to care by 2030

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Equine microbiome update: Study reviews research

NYSVMS announces 2020 award recipients

NYSVMS

The Awards Committee reviewed all of the nominations received for the 5 categories of NYSVMS awards. Below are the 2020 recipients. All of the awards will be presented during the online Board meeting on December 4, 2020. Congratulations to all! Rising Leader Award Joseph D’Abbraccio, Hudson Valley VMS; Merit Award Betsy Bond, VMA-NYC; Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine Award Tim Atkinson, Capital District VMS; Veterinarian of the Year Award Allan Bregman, VMA-NYC; Distinguished Life Service Award Robert Sofarelli, Capital District VMS and Frank Welcome, Northern NY VMS (posthumously).

October NYSVMS free CE online programs available!

NYSVMS

Each month NYSVMS makes available new free CE online programs from our partner VetBloom to our members. The October programs have launched!

Starting this month, they are also available free to Technicians working for solo practitioners and member master accounts. Two of the CE programs are specifically for technicians. They should contact to get access. They are: Take a Deep Breath: The Technician’s Role in Treating Respiratory Emergencies and DEA 1: What? Demystifying Transfusion Medicine for the Veterinary Technician. The other two classes are: Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease Part 1: Diagnostic Tips and Tricks and TPLO Surgery Part 1: Aetiopathogenesis, Clinical Examination and X-Ray.

Register for Integrative Medicine Webinar on October 14th

NYSVMS

Integrative Medicine Webinar: A Hidden Genome – Mitochondria, presented by: Richard Palmquist, DVM, GDVCHM, ACCHVM on Tuesday, October 14th from 7:00-8:00pm. The mitochondria is an important organelle, which does so much more that simply make energy. It is a vital regulatory player and has the power of life, disease and death over the cell. In this lecture we will explore these aspects and bridge our academic studies with relevant clinical practice. Free to NYSVMS members & their technicians. You will earn 1 NYS CE credit hour.

Add COVID Alert NY to your phone

NYS Department of Health

To stop the spread of COVID-19, New York needs each of us to do our part. One way you can help yourself and your community is by participating in our newly launched mobile contact tracing app COVID Alert NY. COVID Alert NY is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app. You will get an alert if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Knowing about a potential exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately, get tested and reduce the potential exposure risk to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others. The free mobile apps–available to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in New York or New Jersey–are available for download from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. COVID Alert NY is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Korean, Russian and Haitian Creole. Download the free app to your smartphone to receive an alert if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Gene links short-term memory to unexpected brain area

Cornell CVM

A new study in mice identifies a gene that is critical for short-term memory but functions in a part of the brain not traditionally associated with memory. The study, “A Thalamic Orphan Receptor Drives Variability in Short Term Memory,” was published on Sept. 29 in the journal Cell.

Golden retriever “tripawd” benefits from Cornell’s unique treadmill and soundwave therapies

Cornell CVM

“He has a lot going on,” said Christopher Frye, D.V.M. ’11, who was assessing Marshall, my golden retriever rescue, to determine whether he was a candidate for therapy offered at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA). Frye, who is chief of the sports medicine and rehabilitation service, quickly followed up that comment with another: “But I think we can help him.”

AVMA and partners create post-suicide guide for veterinary workplaces

AVMA

A colleague’s suicide affects everyone. When someone you know or care about takes their life, it’s not uncommon to experience significant grief, and even physical and mental health impacts. In these circumstances, critical support is needed to help those left behind. A new guide offers that critical support for veterinary team members. This free resource, After a Suicide: A Guide for Veterinary Workplaces, was created by the AVMA and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and released in partnership with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA), and the Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE).

A veterinarian shortage could cost 75 million pets their access to care by 2030

DVM 360

A new study from the Banfield Pet Hospital reveals that a shortage in veterinarians may cause an estimated 75 million pets in the United States to lose access to veterinary care by 2030. With 90% of veterinarians identifying as white, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there’s not only a dire need to increase the number of veterinary professionals, but to also diversify the profession, the company said at its annual Pet Healthcare Industry Summit early last month.

Equine microbiome update: Study reviews research

The Horse

Throughout the 100 feet of intestines packed as winding passageways inside your horse’s abdomen, life runs abundant, in abundant forms. Entire communities of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa share this microcosm, known as the gut microbiome, where they interact with your horse—and with each other. Worthy of their own science fiction movie, these millions of independent, living organisms have an entire world of their own within the equine gut’s lining, with “good guys,” “bad guys,” and the ever-constant risk of some group taking up too much power and destroying their universe.

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