A new report from the AVMA finds that starting salaries for veterinarians is $67,000, but that increases are coming over the next 10 years.
“The report predicts that an increase in starting salaries will follow from an improving economy and a forecast that continued growth in the number of veterinary graduates is unlikely,” according to the story.
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FDA Issues Groundbreaking Rules for Manufacturing Pet Foods
Nearly 5 years after the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)–and after multiple outbreaks of food-borne illnesses in both people and their pets–the FDA has finalized two major rules contained in the law. One of those rules marks the first time the agency is laying out current good manufacturing practices for making, processing and packaging animal foods..
Penn Vet Team Identifies a Form of Congenital Night Blindness in Dogs
Working in collaboration with Japanese scientists, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have for the first time found a form of congenital night blindness in dogs. Their discovery and subsequent hunt for the genetic mutation responsible may one day allow for the development of gene therapy to correct the dysfunction in people as well as dogs.
Dogster: What You Need to Know About the Rabies Vaccine
Rabies vaccines are among the strongest immune-stimulating vaccines, as they are killed-virus products that contain powerful adjuvants (substances that enhance the body’s immune response to an antigen), and all but one currently licensed rabies vaccine contains mercury (thimerosal) preservative, which is known to induce autoimmune and other immunological adverse effects. That said, rabies is a fatal disease of all mammals, including humans, and is the reason that rabies vaccination is legally mandated.