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Articles by Alicia Karapetian

2012 and beyond

Economic outlook clouded by a myriad of new challenges for veterinary practices
Dec 1, 2011

Economic outlook clouded by a myriad of new challenges for veterinary practices.

Let it rain

Heat and an extended drought have forced cattle producers to cull herds, diminishing future prospects
Sep 1, 2011

National Report — Mark Twain once said it was best to read the weather forecase before praying for rain.

Straight talk

Take time to help clients make a thoughtful, compassionate decision about the care of a dying pet
Aug 1, 2011

National Report — According to the recent "Compassionate Care Online Survey" from Virbac Animal Health, 47 percent of veterinarians have end-of-life discussions with their clients more than 11 times per month. How these conversations unfold, experts say, is key to a client's comfort with their choice in extending or ending a pet's life.

Equine racing challenges grow as foal numbers drop

Veterinarians report trends are impacting practice
Jul 27, 2011

The number of registered Thoroughbred foals is declining as horse racing faces increasing economic challenges.

DVM, self-avowed computer geek charts tech-enhanced course in veterinary education

Jul 1, 2011

Lansing, Mich. — Students entering the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University expect to sit in lectures and attend labs, but thanks to Robert Malinowski, DVM, the use of technology both in the classroom and out is enhancing courses and changing the way students are receiving information.

The rise of animal law

Shifting societal perceptions, and a lot of money, fueling popularity
May 1, 2011

Shifting societal perceptions, and a lot of money, fueling popularity.

In the line of fire

Disaster plans help limit loss of life and property
Apr 1, 2011

National Report — The phone rang at 4 a.m. It was unnerving, recalls Dr. Rich Farris. The fire department official on the other end of the line made it even worse.

A booming cattle market may provide more resources for bovine practitioners

Apr 1, 2011

National Report — While the cattle herd has shrunk over the years as grazing space dwindles, there are new signs of optimism in the market.

Awareness, cost of care driving visits down, study says

Mar 1, 2011

National Report — In the last three years, James Dee, DVM, has seen visits steadily drop in his hollywood, Fla., practice. In fact, the appointment calendar is wide open. "Anybody can be seen within a day," he says.

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