The winners of the annual Petplan Veterinary Awards, which honor veterinary professionals in five different areas, are sharing their predictions for the future of veterinary medicine. Veterinary practice is ever evolving with new techniques and technologies, which help pets and clients alike. Abbotsford Animal Hostpital RVT, and Petplan's 2016 Veterinary Technician of the Year, Annette Kim, shared her thoughts with DVM360.com, on how she thinks these advances will change the shape of medicine in the next five years.
Annette Kim, RVT
Abbotsford Animal Hospital, Aurora, Ontario
Petplan’s 2016 Veterinary Technician of the Year
I'm excited about treatment modalities like physical rehabilitation and massage therapy. These allow for treatment and faster recovery of patients suffering from a variety of conditions and situations such as post-surgery, osteoarthritis or trauma. With the increasing widespread acceptance of these treatment options by both veterinary professionals and clients, the ones that see the most benefits are the pets. The rise of popularity of pet insurance will hopefully allow more pets access to the benefits of these treatments.