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Unprecedented Demand: Why Veterinarians are So Busy

Veterinarians Performing a Procedure

The veterinary profession is all over the news lately. Thanks to the pandemic, the pet industry is booming, with household pet ownership increasing from 67 to 70 percent, and consumer spending on our furry family members at an all-time high. However, within veterinary clinics, pandemic protocols, restrictions, and staffing shortages have decreased the industry’s capacity

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National Veterinary Technician Week at AMC

AMC veterinary technician Shawn on her daily commute

The third week in October is National Veterinary Technician Week. The 2021 theme, as chosen by the North American Veterinary Technician Association, is “Who we are when the stethoscope comes off.” This theme acknowledges the individuality of the technicians who are so vital in providing animal healthcare. The theme also recognizes the need for veterinary

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Should I learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for pets?

A veterinary professional with a dog

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency first-aid technique that sustains blood flow to the brain and heart in the event of cardiac arrest. Many Good Samaritans will learn this technique as part of a first aid course in hopes of saving a life in the event of an emergency. But what about pets? Should we

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Prepurchase Exams for Cats: What You Need to Know

A cat being examined

In equine medicine, a prepurchase examination is a common veterinarian task. It’s designed to help the buyer of the horse determine the health and fitness of the horse for sale. Is it a horse for a beginner rider, for family trail riding or for competitive jumping? Recently, a friend of mine called with an unusual

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