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Pet hospice: Bridging the last stages of terminal illness and euthanasia

July 1, 2011

Pet hospice is an emerging concept in veterinary medicine.

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Virbac's compassionate care survey probes end-of-life care practices

July 1, 2011

Dallas — Almost half of veterinarians surveyed are having end-of-life discussions with pet owners more than 11 times per month.

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New York City veterinarian takes on pet overpopulation

July 1, 2011

New York City — A chance encounter between a New York City veterinarian and a wolfhound-mix puppy, hours away from death, was enough to recruit the doctor into a battle to end pet overpopulation.

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Veterinary students are entering a tight job market

July 1, 2011

National Report — Thomas Bauman, a native of California's central valley—home to the state's $63 billion dairy industry—grew up around dairy cows. He worked on famrs and progressed to veterinary school, following a food-animal track at UC-Davis. A 2011 grad, Bauman says he never imagined he would have trouble finding a job.

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Veterinary medicine needs to critically assess workforce needs, watchdogs say

July 1, 2011

National Report — With veterinary practice caseloads falling, some watchdogs in the profession are sounding the alarm on increasing veterinary school enrollments.

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Some pet owners trying to extend human-animal bond into the afterlife

July 1, 2011

National Report — The bond between people and their pets has been well-documented, but in certain segments of the population, the trend goes deeper ... way deeper.

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APPA says pet spending is up, predicts big jump in veterinary care

June 1, 2011

National Report — While repots within the veterinary profession are signaling an alarm that visits are down, a new poll from the American Pet Products Association indicates that 16 percent of dog owners and 13 percent of cat owners say their pets' health takes as much priority as their own.

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National Mutt Census examines health trends, parasite control and compliance

June 1, 2011

National Report — Only 30 percent of mixed-breed dogs are on monthly flea-and-tick medications, according to a new survey from Mars Veterinary.

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AAHA study looks at pet-owner purchasing habits

June 1, 2011

Just 37 percent of dog owners purchase heartworm medication from veterinarians.

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