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Tip of the Week: Thoroughly Vetted

It’s Monday, and that means we’re here to pass on a tip or tool that can help you do what you do even better. Up this week is a new resource...
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Tip of the Week: Go Ahead, Make My Day

Your #MondayMotivation for raising $ for animals with medical needs, courtesy of Charleston Animal Society Looking for extra dollars to treat special medical cases requiring offsite veterinary care? “Fundraising and...
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Tip of the Week: Spay It Forward

Here’s a budget-friendly, easy-to-implement idea for you to chew on as we head into the week, courtesy of Aimee St. Arnaud of Open Door Veterinary Care. With grant opportunities for...
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Research: What’s the Impact of Community Veterinary Medicine Programs?

Are community veterinary medicine programs meeting the needs of underserved pets and their families? The ASPCA’s Veronica Accornero, Ph.D., digs into recent research conducted at Asheville Humane Society that addresses...
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Meet a CAWA: Maria Solacito, DVM

CAWA: When you see those 4 letters after someone’s name, it means they have distinguished their skills in an already demanding field—and that they’ve studied for and passed a very...
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Dani Eberhart, CVT

This dynamic CVT shares thoughts on the veterinary shortage, how she’s helping to recruit the next generation of veterinary professionals, and two of her favorite motivational quotes. (Teaser: One’s from...
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Solving the Veterinary Shortage: 3 Ideas for Long-Term Impact

Take a look at the numbers—the veterinary shortage is real. There are presently about 7,000 openings for veterinarians across the country, with the number of openings for veterinary technicians even...
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Dr. Cate McManus, CAWA

Catch this convo that covers everything from taking the CAWA exam and chatty, feathered dinosaurs to the advanced surgical feats that shelter veterinarians are undertaking these days. Name: Cate McManus, VMD,...
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3 Aha! Moments with Dr. Michael Blackwell

The animal welfare field is lucky to have forward thinkers like Dr. Michael J. Blackwell, whose most recent honors include Maddie’s Fund’s 2020 Avanzino Leadership Award. And we’re super-honored that Dr....
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Research: Are Sleepovers and Field Trips Good for Dogs?

This week’s Innovation Bank digs into research done by Lisa Gunter, PhD, MA, CBCC-KA. As the Maddie’s Fund Research Fellow at Arizona State University, Dr. Gunter studied the impact of doggie sleepovers...
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East Bay SPCA’s 4 Easy Ways to Start an Integrated Care Program

For this week’s Innovation Bank, we wanna shout out East Bay SPCA’s innovative model for collaborating with social services to help community members in crisis. Watch the 30-minute webinar here, and read...
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Research Report: Outdoor Cat Management Options

For this week’s Innovation Bank, we’re taking a look at recommendations for outdoor cat management. Which programs or practices are most effective at saving lives? Biologist John D. Boone, PhD, of the Alliance...
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