DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jan 1, 2010 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jan 1, 2010
Calendar of Events
Poor Carl's Almanac
This month: Anxiety
Humor
Surviving the client herd
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
The next chapter in Dr. Michael Obenski's humorous look at client types.
The wrong side of a horse kick
An elephant dose — plus one —of sedative wasn't enough to keep this horse from kicking my unlucky colleague
Diagnotes
What does it mean to be humane?
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Put yourself in others' shoes, paws, hooves or claws
Trend Watch
What to do when your clients complain online
By Susan Ruiz Patton
No matter how effective, careful or sensitive a veterinarian tries to be, somebody is going to complain.
News
Calif. county approves state's first government-run spay/neuter clinic
By Rachael Whitcomb
County leaders say clinic not meant to compete with local veterinary practices
2010 predictions
By Rachael Whitcomb , Brendan Howard
Workforce, economy, welfare rank as top issues this year, leaders predict.
High stakes
By Rachael Whitcomb
Las Vegas gambles on a new spay/neuter law.
Turning the tide: Bringing veterinarians back to the public animal welfare debate
By Rachael Whitcomb
Animal welfare leaders try to hash out a plan to reclaim their ground in the public arena
AAVMC sets aggressive agenda for veterinary education
By Rachael Whitcomb
Consortium board is in place to help facilitate strategic planning, offer recommendations
AAEP's president shares his agenda
By Brendan Howard
Nat White's top goals focus on education, new medical research, ethics, equine welfare and the unwanted horse epidemic
APHIS unveils revised accreditation program process
The National Veterinary Accreditation Program is requiring CE for accreditation
Institute of Medicine commits to One Health study at summit
By Rachael Whitcomb
The crowning achievement at the One Health Commission's first summit was the decision that the Institute of Medicine will conduct a study to act as a road map for the organization
MSU instructor on paid leave during criminal case
Instructor is on paid leave following charges of criminal sexual misconduct.
Calif. cities line up to enact cat declaw bans
By Rachael Whitcomb
Seven cities scramble as new state law blocks them from regulation veterinary procedures in 2010
Small Animal
More H1N1 cases in domestic, exotic cats
Cases also appear in turkeys, dogs, ferrets and pigs as swine H1N1 vaccine is developed
Coping with an allergic dog
By Alice M. Jeromin, RPh, DVM, DACVD
After years of giving advice all day long to pet owners with allergic dogs, I now have a fresh perspective on the subject—that is after adopting Cindy, an allergic 11-year-old Golden Retriever, a few years ago.
DVMs warm up to technology
By Rachael Whitcomb
New studies show more texting, social networking among practitioners.
An unusual case of stomatitis
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Medical management is possible, but often these cases result in extractions.
In search of the new normal
By David M. Lane, DVM, MS
Will the value of our homes and business real estate return to pre-2008 levels? Is it time to sell or buy? Will we ever get back to normal?
When less is more: the theory of metronomic chemotherapy
By Kim L. Cronin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
As the focus of cancer treatments shifts away from conventional chemotherapy to more targeted therapies, a new strategy for the treatment of cancer has become increasingly more popular for both human and veterinary patients.
Equine
Keys to successful equine embryo transfer
By Ed Kane, PhD
The right technique, embryo quality and donor-recipient synchrony are crucial.
The new equine parasitic threat
By Ed Kane, PhD
Understanding biology is key to battling the emergence of resistant parasites in horses
Surgery STAT
Surgery STAT: Managing methicillin-resistant wound infections
By Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS
In dogs, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (formerly recognized as S. intermedius) is the most common resident organism of the skin and the most common cause of canine pyoderma.
Business
All you need to know about long-term medical leave: What you don't know can hurt you
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Complaints, lawsuits can cripple veterinary practice owners who don't have a written medical-leave policy
Fee setting: Product pricing is a balancing act
By Marsha L. Heinke DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM
Are you looking at the right things when it comes to setting fees?
Opinion/Analysis
Weigh public demand vs. activist actions
When will the HSUS understand that Americans won't want expensive meat?
What pushes your veterinary practice value down?
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Evaluate your animal hospital's staffing, equipment, inventory and more
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