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dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Vet life transitions

dvm360.com - Jan 09, 2018

A new job. A new boss. A new baby or a divorce. When waves of change move through your life, be prepared with tools to help you cope with all of your transitions—in the veterinary practice and in your personal life. ...

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Clinical updates

General veterinary practices: Don't be daunted by the down dog

VETTED - Feb 22, 2018

Down dogs often don't need a bunch of bells, whistles and credentials to recover. They may just need time and a team effort, says rehab specialist Matthew Brunke.

The weight of euthanasia baggage

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 21, 2018

Dr. Dave Nicol wonders if veterinarians' unique proximity to death is related to the profession's disproportionate suicide rate.

On the fence about embracing the AAFP's Cat Friendly Practice Program?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 16, 2018

The results of a recent survey show how veterinary practices that have been there, done cat, have reaped benefits.

A pernicious triad: Arthritis, obesity and chronic pain

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 15, 2018

Each of these health problems causes harm in its own way, and it's not unusual for veterinary patients to present with all three. Dr. Tara Edwards says early detection and intervention and a multimodal management strategy are keys to taming this tangled trio.

Shelter Snapshot: Playing the name game

Feb 14, 2018

Shakespeare told us that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but is that true for animal shelters? Find out what a shelter's name or its descriptors tell us about its services and the animals that it helps.

Behavior

Your Veterinary Voice, Episode 17: Meet Marty Becker, DVM

dvm360.com - Feb 16, 2018

He's a TV star, architect of Fear Free practice and a plain old practitioner. Come along and get to know this one-of-a-kind personality.

Journal Scan: Speak! Or should you? What do your canine veterinary patients prefer?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 14, 2018

A new study shows that dogs better attend to gestural commands than verbal ones, but for the best result, try combining word and deed.

Fast feline-friendly fixes

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jan 22, 2018

Employ these easily executed efforts for keeping cats more content in your veterinary practice.

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.

Personal finances for associates

Merck study: Veterinarians have normal mental health but poor well-being

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 16, 2018

Just 41 percent would recommend the profession to a friend or family member; financial stress is a serious concern.

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.