The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on veterinary clinics. Many smaller clinics and larger vet hospitals and emergency centres have—often for the first time in their histories—gone on bypass, temporarily closed, or severely restricted their hours.
Advanced veterinary care (AVC) of companion animals may yield improved clinical outcomes, improved animal welfare, improved satisfaction of veterinary clients, improved satisfaction of veterinary team members, and increased practice profitability. However, it also raises ethical challenges. Yet, what counts as AVC is difficult to pinpoint due to continuing advancements. We […]
By Simon Coghlan with Dr Megan Pickering. Dr Pickering works as a vet in livestock biosecurity and is currently the Northern Territory E.canis Co-ordinator. Ehrlichia canis was detected in dogs in northern WA in May 2020. Since then, it has been found in virtually every urban and remote community in […]
Farm rescue sanctuaries are founded on the idea that farmed animals deserve a good life and compassionate treatment. These sanctuaries rescue a range of animals, including pigs, chickens, cows, sheep, donkeys, and goats. Farmed animal sanctuaries usually hold that animals in industrial agriculture are routinely treated badly. Animals in farmed […]