What Happens If Veterinary Medicine Doesn’t Keep Up With Human Medicine During Coronavirus Emergency?

The week of March 15-21 saw America wake up in flashing red lights to the potential scale of the COVID-19 crisis, and take unprecedented steps to cope, contain and, hopefully, turn the tide. Veterinary medicine engaged in policy and operational debates, and decisions, at all levels. The profession and industry focused on ensuring that governmental…

Texas A&M dean to step down by mid-2020

Dr. Eleanor Green accepts a job at Animal Policy Group to work on regulatory, policy and strategic issues.

Oh, how things have changed

The veterinary world looks a whole lot different than it did 15 years ago. That’s a very good thing.

Telemedicine nears a crossroads

Much has been accomplished to this point. Now it’s time for lawmakers and state and national organizations to step up.

Courtrooms and exam rooms

As legislators in three states ponder awarding non-economic damages to pet owners, the veterinary profession needs to get to the bottom of what is troubling nurses.

Let’s get to work

What does the pet health care industry want to do about acute shortages of veterinarians and nurses?

Duty bound

National and state officials see veterinarians as part of the solution to the opioid crisis. The industry’s role in prescribing and dispensing controlled substances is likely to come under greater scrutiny.

The winds of change

As 2019 approaches, several critical matters — from the Fairness to Pet Owners Act to opioid abuse to telemedicine — remain unresolved.

The state of the VCPR

The advent of telemedicine has brought a new focus to the veterinarian-client-patient relationship and its diverse definitions and interpretations.

Of nurses and unions

Two emerging campaigns – the Veterinary Nurse Initiative and hospital unionization – could radically change the industry.