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Ethics: Our oath to advance medical knowledge creates demand for those services

July 1, 2006

Capitalism abhors a vacuum. And perhaps in the short term, it abhors ethics as well.

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Litigation trepidation: DVMs expres concern about malpractice, liability

July 1, 2006

A lawyer rarely pursues a lawsuit against a veterinarian who apologizes.

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Compassion's fatigue

July 1, 2006

Considered a high-risk factor for compassion fatigue, euthanasia takes an emotional toll on the entire hospital staff, an expert says.

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The sky is not falling

July 1, 2006

Evolution is a most awesome force, and it is seldom, if ever, benign. Right now, mankind tops the food chain, but for how long is anyone's guess. Like the characters in the Jurassic Park epics, we will fall and be replaced someday, probably by something that the current flea products don't protect against. The Earth is neither our friend nor our enemy. It just is what it is, providing us with sustenance on one hand and catastrophic devastation on the other.

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The never-ending office visit

July 1, 2006

Missy closed the door and smiled at Dr. Fremont. The smile was a long, strained affair as she tried to mimic the Cheshire cat from "Alice in Wonderland". The smile vanished as she rolled her eyes and moved into the next room.

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Sheltered: Pet relinquishment, adoption problem remains healthy in the United States

July 1, 2006

National Report — While many veterinarians shun convenience euthanasia, problems associated with pet relinquishment live on.

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2010: Recruitment odyssey

July 1, 2006

National Report — Good employees are hard to come by, and it won't get easier any time soon.

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the 15-minute visit

July 1, 2006

In the days of yore — when vaccinations were king and the veterinarian primarily was a syringe jockey — things were a bit easier, and expectations were noticeably lower. Dogs were just dogs, and cats were perceived as varmints by a large fraction of the population. Thus the 15-minute office call was born, and dinner was ready at 6 p.m.

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State mandates push employee health coverage

July 1, 2006

The IRS allows small businesses to reimburse employees for medical expenses.

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