In 2019, Americans spent $95.7 billion on pet care – 30% of that total was for veterinary care and services. In 2018, a New York Times article reported that pet owners “spend $9,000 to more than $13,000 for medical treatments over their pets’ lifetimes.” Animals are living longer because they benefit from better nutrition and better healthcare, but a longer lifespan makes them more susceptible to age-related diseases like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer.

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The DOT separates hazardous materials into nine different categories or “hazard classes.” They are defined by specific hazardous properties and have distinct regulatory requirements for packaging, markings, and labels. Keep reading for a general summary of those properties.
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What exactly is a “clinical laboratory?” A clinical laboratory, also commonly referred to as a medical laboratory, is a lab where tests are carried out on “clinical” specimens, such as blood or tissue samples. These tests are then used to screen the health of the patient (human or animal), allowing practitioners to correctly diagnose and prescribe treatment for any afflictions that have been discovered in the testing. The test results may also aid in the prevention of a disease or sickness.

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