I got the call on January 12th 2017 from my parents across the country in California that their/our 10.5 year-old Golden Doodle, “Yankee” had just experienced a generalized seizure, the first of his life.
It lasted for what seemed like an eternity but was probably just a few minutes and my parents were extremely worried. Fortunately, the episode subsided and no additional seizures occurred immediately after.
I have to say that I had an absolute blast at SAVMA 2017. Having supported and attended SAVMA now for over 10 years in a row, I always get inspired and see something new each year. Thanks to the Texas A&M students and their faculty for putting on this event!
There has been a great conversation going on in a ViralVet thread regarding recent corporate consolidation. The recent acquisition of VCA by Mars has prompted many of us to think about how corporatization of our profession may impact the future of veterinary medicine.
I have to hand it to the students at Iowa State University!
The SAVMA leadership put on one of the best symposiums that we have had the pleasure of attending. After attending a large veterinary conference the previous week, it was such a breath of fresh air to be around “our people” again.