American veterinarian criticises fellow vets for doing non-essential surgery such as declawing and tail docking

Dr Mike Petty DVM

Michael Petty DVM is a graduate of the veterinary school of Michigan State University. He owns the Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital. In an article which has been posted on Facebook, he criticises his fellow veterinarians for conducting non-essential surgery: cat declawing, dog tail docking and ear cropping. It is very rare for a veterinarian …

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Compared to the past, more cats like men for this reason

Female vets dominate the profession in 2023

There was a time when you could ask this question, “Why do some cats hate men?” Around 20 years ago that question would have been applicable and the suggested reason is this. There was a great preponderance of men in the veterinary profession. The argument is that because some domestic cats associated men with …

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UK vets to improve their knowledge of cat behavior

UK vets are to improve their understanding of cat behavior in order to better serve their clients and their patients.  This is a Royal Veterinary College (RVC) initiative in partnership with Ceva Santé Animale (a veterinary health company). A new online resource to help veterinary students, practitioners and pet owners better understand, and deal …

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