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dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Pet enrichment

dvm360.com - Sep 13, 2017

It's more than toys and games, people. It's about helping our furry friends use their brains for a happier, healthier and more enriched existence. ...

Clinical updates

Osteoarthritis management update

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jan 19, 2018

Veterinarians should recognize that treatment now comes in many forms, says Dr. David Dycus.

Not another shedding question …

VETTED - Jan 16, 2018

You know shedding is normal, but your veterinary clients (who are likely covered in dog or cat hair) may not. Here’s how to handle concerns about “excessive” shedding.

Journal Scan: Rabies revelation

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jan 08, 2018

A recent study proposes the first-ever molecular model for the cause of rabies infection-associated behavior.

Cough! Gasp! 'Is it my heart or my lungs, doc?'

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 04, 2018

When a veterinary patient presents with coughing, you know you must distinguish between a cardiac or respiratory cause. Which is it? This veterinary cardiologist helps you sort through your differentials.

One thing you're getting wrong in feline thoracic imaging

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jan 04, 2018

According to Dr. Pollard, a radiograph alone won't give you the answer you're looking for when you suspect a veterinary patient's heart is abnormal.

Behavior

The chaos of compulsion

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 16, 2018

Canine compulsive disorder, much like OCD in humans, produces blood and leaves scars—physical and psychological wounds that affect pets and owners. After decades of research in this field, Dr. Nicholas Dodman says there is hope.

Client handout: Lower stress for the sick cat

VETTED - Jan 10, 2018

Experts think conditions like feline idiopathic cystitis are exacerbated (maybe even caused) by the feline stress response. Once cats are sick, what can your veterinary clients do to lower stress for their sensitive cat? This handout can help.

New directory aims to make reporting animal abuse easier for veterinary professionals

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 09, 2018

More than 6,500 counties, cities and towns across the U.S. are listed in the database of investigating agencies.

The Fear Free exam room: Beyond easy cheese and yoga mats

VETTED - Jan 09, 2018

Try these unusual tips to reduce veterinary patients’ fear and anxiety during a trip to your hospital.

Client handout: Puppy socialization

FIRSTLINE - Jan 03, 2018

Print it out for your new-puppy kits. Put it in your veterinary hospital's exam rooms and reception area. Put it on your website. New puppies will thank you for their better manners and less fear down the road.

Personal finances for associates

Double identity: When you’re veterinarian and practice manager

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 05, 2018

Are you a high-flying veterinarian by day and a reluctant veterinary practice manager by night? I don’t want to take the wind out of your cape, but your neglected alter ego may need a boost.

The "perfect practice manager" checklist

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jan 02, 2018

If you can answer affirmatively to all 10 questions, you just might be perfect. If not, we have some reading suggestions that can help you make some valuable tweaks to your life and your veterinary clinic.

10 changes in Trump’s new tax plan: Who’s happy and who’s not?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Nov 28, 2017

There will be some happy purrs and angry barks in the veterinary world if these tax law changes take place.

Commentary: Life, as chronicled by cash

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 19, 2017

Personal spending reveals much more than the things we purchase.

Banfield to provide debt relief for veterinarians

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 08, 2017

National veterinary pratice announces program to help ease financial strain for its more than 3,500 doctors.