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Veterinary eNews 7/22/21

  

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New York State Veterinary Medical Society

Issue Date: 7/22/21

New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion track at this year’s NYS-VC

NYSVMS

When you register for the NYS Veterinary Conference at being held October 1-3 virtually, be sure to check out the cutting edge continuing education classes including the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion track. Classes include: State of the veterinary profession: Do we have a diversity issue?; How does your clinic rate in diversity and inclusion? How to perform an organizational self-assessment; Workplace climate: How to handle implicit bias and microagression; Future directions in diversity, equity and inclusion: how to be an ally and mentor and Professional barriers and how persons historically underrepresented and marginalized in the veterinary profession overcame them.

In this issue...
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Southside Healthy Pet Clinic perseveres through pandemic

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New scholarship award relieves tuition burden for final two years of DVM program

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FDA launches resource to increase awareness of animal drug safety-related labeling changes

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Wildlife experts on alert as mysterious illness hits songbirds

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FDA drug approved to treat cancer in dogs

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Make your voice heard: Attend an AVMA congressional town hall meeting

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The Dilemma: Don’t say “no” to your clients

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Tips for meeting a senior horse’s nutritional needs

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Deadline extended to August 2nd for the 2021 NYSVMS Award nominations

Southside Healthy Pet Clinic perseveres through pandemic

Cornell University CVM

Being a DVM student can be an intense experience at the best of times. Over the past year, in the middle of a global pandemic, it was especially tough for Simone Yen, D.V.M. ’23, and many of her colleagues at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. “Being glued to a screen, alone, watching hours of Zoom lectures made me feel disconnected from my classmates and my excitement for veterinary medicine,” Yen said.

New scholarship award relieves tuition burden for final two years of DVM program

Cornell University CVM

In dedication to its strategic priority of reducing veterinary student debt, The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has established a new scholarship to provide full tuition assistance for two years of the recipients’ DVM education. The RED (Reducing Educational Debt) scholarship goes to two rising third-year veterinary students and enables tuition-free education for their final two years of their education at CVM. Awardees for the scholarship must have the traditional selection criteria of academic excellence and financial need, while also exhibiting unique qualities, experiences and future goals.

FDA launches resource to increase awareness of animal drug safety-related labeling changes

FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a new resource to improve transparency and communication with veterinarians, animal producers and consumers about safety-related labeling changes made to FDA-approved animal drug products. Awareness of these safety-related changes is essential for the safe use and administration of FDA-approved animal products.

Wildlife experts on alert as mysterious illness hits songbirds

Times Union

Wildlife experts are watching an outbreak of a mysterious illness that is causing some songbirds in various U.S. states to go blind, have apparent seizures and die. Videos on social media that have been posted from harder hit states like Ohio and Kentucky have shown birds twitching and shaking in apparent seizures, or birds with eyes that are crusted over. Other states impacted include Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Indiana and the District of Columbia.

FDA drug approved to treat cancer in dogs

ABC 50Now

The U.S Food and Drug Administration fully approved Tanovea, which can be used to treat lymphoma in dogs. Tanovea became the first conditionally approved new animal drug for dogs, achieving the FDA’s full approval on Thursday. Initially Tanovea received conditional approval under statutory provisions which allowed it to be used on minor species of animals, such as fish, parrots and guinea pigs, under the FDA’s Minor Use and Minor Species (MUMS) program in 2016.

Make your voice heard: Attend an AVMA congressional town hall meeting

AVMA

AVMA members have a unique opportunity to learn about and influence legislative issues impacting the veterinary profession. Attend AVMA virtual town hall meetings with Washington lawmakers to connect first-hand with the senators and representatives who influence and make decisions on these policies.

The Dilemma: Don’t say “no” to your clients

DVM360

The Clarkwood Animal Hospital strives to adopt the concept of lowering its staff members' stress levels to improve client satisfaction. One way the clinic sets out to achieve this goal is by periodically reassessing staff procedures to revamp its customer services. Unfortunately, much of the team has demonstrated posttraumatic stress disorder due to the heightened anxiety and increased workload brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation seems to have taken a toll on clients and staff.

Tips for meeting a senior horse’s nutritional needs

The Horse

How can improved nutrition benefit senior horses? This was the question Jessica Leatherwood, MS, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, in College Station, addressed during the 2021 virtual EquiSummit, presented by Kemin Equine.

To begin her talk, Leatherwood noted that active senior horses tend to live the “stall life” and are more intensively managed than other groups of horses.

Deadline extended to August 2nd for the 2021 NYSVMS Award nominations

NYSVMS

The deadline for nominations for the 2021 NYSVMS Awards has been extended to Monday, August 2nd. There are 5 awards: Rising Leader, Merit Award, Outstanding Service in Veterinary Medicine, NYS Veterinarian of the Year and Distinguished Life Service Award. The regionals nominate the recipients who are then reviewed by the Awards Committee. The committee chair then presents the recommendations to the executive board which gives final approval. For the nomination form and the description of each award, go to:

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