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This opinion column was written by Melanie Marsden, DVM, CVMA member, CVMA past president, and current District IX AVMA Board of Directors representative (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah). Dear friends and colleagues,  It is safe to say that 2020 has been a year full of the unexpected. From COVID to weather to race to politics, its nothing short of crazy. There are so many ways that the pandemic has changed our world, geez where to even start that thought is dizzying! Honestly, I think some of them have been...

Perhaps CVMA’s most critical role within Colorado is to monitor state and regulatory issues of importance to veterinarians and the practice of veterinary medicine in Colorado. Through active, engaged relationship-building, CVMA works to represent the voice of veterinarians throughout Colorado on key issues. In our Legislative Update column, we provide updates on CVMA’s activities and efforts with key stakeholders throughout the state. CVMA’s vital advocacy work is made possible thanks to the dues of 2,400 members throughout Colorado. Not a member? Join us in our mission to protect and advance veterinary medicine throughout the state...

This is a paid sponsored article from MWI Animal Health. Prolong the lifetime of your surgical instruments while protecting patient health Surgical instruments are a significant investment for every veterinary clinic. It is important to consider how to protect that investment while at the same time, protecting the health of your patients. Well-manufactured instruments should last for years, but the longevity of the instrument will also depend on the quality of care received during those years. Due to an inadequate cleaning protocol, instruments reach the end of their useful life pre-maturely or...

The CVMA Nominating Committee has nominated the candidates below for roles on the CVMA Board of Directors for 2020-2021. In accordance with the CVMA Bylaws, the CVMA membership may put forth a candidate by petition with the signature of 2.5% of the voting DVM membership (or 46 members) within 14 days of this notice. If no alternative candidates are advanced by the petition process, CVMA Bylaws call for the CVMA secretary/treasurer to declare as winners the candidates identified by the Nominating Committee, and no election will be held. To put forth...

Mink farms continue to be a hot spot for SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to an update shared with veterinary organizations by the CDC COVID-19 One Health Working Group on September 8. The CDC shared updates on domestic and global animal cases of SARS-CoV-2. Based on current research and testing, minks and ferrets are highly susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infections, with mink farms continuing to be virus hot spots. Sixty-five mink farms in four countries have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infections including the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, and the United States. Other animals that appear to...

This is a paid sponsored article from Banfield Pet Hospital®. Banfield Pet Hospital® and the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) are pleased to share the fourth annual Banfield Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET)® Report, once again combining the power of data with open, solution-based dialogue to help improve patient outcomes. As the largest general veterinary practice in the U.S., Banfield has an immense amount of information that can be harnessed to shed light on barriers and opportunities within veterinary medicine. NAVC is dedicated to advancing veterinary healthcare through education, collaboration and innovation....

Perhaps CVMA’s most critical role within Colorado is to monitor state and regulatory issues of importance to veterinarians and the practice of veterinary medicine in Colorado. Through active, engaged relationship-building, CVMA works to represent the voice of veterinarians throughout Colorado on key issues. In our Legislative Update column, we provide updates on CVMA’s activities and efforts with key stakeholders throughout the state. CVMA's vital advocacy work is made possible thanks to the dues of 2,400 members throughout Colorado. Not a member? Join us in our mission to protect and advance veterinary medicine throughout...

This is a paid sponsored article from Canine Biologics. Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of two. And yet, there has not been a nutritional offering, until now, that is specifically created to support dogs fighting this disease. Denver-based Canine Biologics has launched the first-of-its-kind integrated nutrition system based on numerous research studies and clinical trials. The system was developed by an oncology veterinarian with a PhD in Tumor Immunology and a PhD veterinary nutritionist whose research emphasis is critical care nutrition and nutritional support interventions...

This is a sponsored article from Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets. This article was written by Brenna Cherry, DVM, associate veterinarian at Animal Medical Center and Spay-Neuter Clinic in Mission Viejo, California. Because I am always looking for additional ways to help my canine patients that display anxious behaviors, I was intrigued to learn about Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Supplements Calming Care and the potential for a probiotic supplement to help them. I initially recommended the product along with behavior modification for patients that came to the clinic displaying mild to moderate...

Perhaps CVMA's most critical role within Colorado is to monitor state and regulatory issues of importance to veterinarians and the practice of veterinary medicine in Colorado. Through active, engaged relationship-building, CVMA works to represent the voice of veterinarians throughout Colorado on key issues. In our Legislative Update column, we provide updates on CVMA's activities and efforts with key stakeholders throughout the state. CVMA's vital advocacy work is made possible thanks to the dues of 2,400 members throughout Colorado. Not a member? Join us in our mission to protect and advance veterinary...

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