DVM360 MAGAZINE, Feb 1, 2010 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Feb 1, 2010
News
AAHA, AAFP announce new feline healthcare guidelines
By Brendan Howard
The American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association have jointly developed and released the Feline Life Stage Guidelines.
Breeders targeted
By Rachael Whitcomb
Changes in state laws shut down commercial dog kennels in Pa.
AVMA dues increase to generate $3.5 million per year
By Rachael Whitcomb
Executive board, committees approve $50 fee hike for regular members
Arizona court denies emotional distress appeal
By Rachael Whitcomb
Arizona court joins ranks with California and Vermont judges in saying "no" to emotional damages cases
'Gene silencing,' immunocontraception in pipeline for nonsurgical sterilization
By Rachael Whitcomb
Michelson grant awarded to one, many others are in the running for $75 million
BCVMA cites mounting financial troubles as legal battle presses on
By Rachael Whitcomb
A record-length court battle based on allegations of discrimination cost the British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association millions of dollars to defend, and now members are pledging to raise another $400,000 through a membership fee levy
Details emerge about federal student loan-repayment program
The federal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program is being phased in throughout 2010, which should help some practicing veterinarians offset a healthy portion of their student loans.
Educators, licensing boards gear up for debate about veterinary education
By Rachael Whitcomb
Defining societal needs key to address long-term future, experts say.
Online comic tells the story of today's veterinarian
By Rachael Whitcomb
"Generation Vet" follows the online animated adventures of Amanda Brown, DVM
UGA seeks definition of medical waste
By Rachael Whitcomb
State environmental agency mulls possible fine for University of Georgia over medical waste regulations
Veterinarian sheds lab coat, and more, for charity
By Rachael Whitcomb
Jennieann, Heischmidt, DVM, takes it all off for a "nude" calendar to help a local historical society.
Business
Dispelling the three greatest practice management lies
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
We all probably know the colorful humor that starts out with "What are the three greatest lies ever told?" To me they relate to the current misconceptions about the future of our profession.
Fee-setting: A look at margins
By Marsha L. Heinke DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM
When it comes to setting fees for professional services, we prefer a bottom-up approach.
Take control of your expenses
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
The challenge for veterinarians is to look at the short- and long-term economic landscape and adjust our expenses accordingly
Humor
Client taxonomy: Strange new varieties of Soursa income
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Readers join me in classifying clients.
Is patience still a virtue?
When you're stuck in line and think you're suffering serious frustration, just think about your patients.
Opinion/Analysis
Idiot-proof: Is technology making us less smart?
By Michael A. McLaughlin, DVM
I realized that humanity probably really is getting dumber and the reason may be the very technology that promised to improve our lives.
The top 10 reasons for contract disputes
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
In the world of veterinary employment agreements, the sun shines mostly on the same old points of contention.
Small Animal
The heart of veterinary medicine
By Stephanie Skernivitz
A Q&A with veterinary cardiologist Stephen J. Ettinger, DVM
Therapeutic exercise in veterinary rehabilitation
By Janet Van Dyke, DVM
Therapeutic exercise can provide a wide range of benefits for veterinary rehabilitation patients.
Equine
Dynamic videoendoscopy
By Ed Kane, PhD
A new development in the diagnosis of upper airway disease
DVMs ready for World Equestrian Games
By Tyler Blue , Mary Squillace
For the first time in almost 30 years, the games leave Europe and come stateside.
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