DVM360 MAGAZINE, Apr 1, 2010 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Apr 1, 2010
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A new attitude: study examines changing personality types among incoming veterinary students
By Rachael Whitcomb
It's not just years that are defining generational differences -- personalities actually are shifting.
When tragedy strikes
By Susan Ruiz Patton
Two employees dead, one in a car crash another murdered, leaves a practice reeling.
Inside the black market
By Chris Sweeney
The black market dog trade is vast and some believe it's growing.
Understanding overpopulation
By Rachael Whitcomb
Do we have a problem with pet overpopulation or pet distribution?
Vet blows whistle on slaughter practices
By Daniel R. Verdon
Washington — A USDA veterinarian's congressional testimony ignited new debate about enforcing animal welfare standards in slaughter plants.
Amendment may exempt veterinarians from Red Flags Rule
By James Iafe, VMD
An amendment could exempt certain businesses, including veterinarians, from the Red Flags Rule.
Auburn gets green light for teaching hospital expansion
By Rachael Whitcomb
Auburn, Ala. — Auburn University's veterinary college is close to finalizing plans to build a new veterinary teaching hospital at its Auburn, Ala., campus to replace the McAdory Large Animal and Hoerlein Small Animal clinics.
Cat health linked to social status, health of owners
By Rachael Whitcomb
A new study links premature human and animal deaths in poor neighborhoods.
Contraceptive implant targets feral dog population
By Rachael Whitcomb
Bragg Creek, Alberta — A pilot study using deslorelin contraceptive implants in 15 semi-feral dogs is showing promise as a way to control feral dog populations.
DVM wins magazine, Web site awards for business journalism
New York — dvm360.com and DVM Newsmagazine netted two national Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards in early March.
Dog biting incident shoves DVM into media spotlight
By Chris Sweeney
Lafayette, Colo. — Sometimes controversy comes in small packages.
Federal agencies investigate veterinarian fraud case within USDA
By Rachael Whitcomb
Athens, Ga. — Finding the perfect first job upon becoming a DVM can be a challenging feat, but for Tim Holt, getting several prominent positions as a veterinarian was not a problem — and he never graduated from veterinary school.
Handling workplace tragedies
By Susan Ruiz Patton
Sometimes you need professional help when your practice experiences a tragedy, but there are some things you can do to help your staff recover.
NAVMEC national meetings kick off in Las Vegas
By Rachael Whitcomb
Las Vegas — Little was answered, but many questions were raised at the first of three national meetings on the future of veterinary education.
Profitable or not? A new online tool tells you
A new online Profitability Estimator tool offers owners new financial insight.
Western U. earns full accreditation
By Rachael Whitcomb
Pomona, Calif. — Western University's College of Veterinary Medicine — the nation's newest veterinarys chool — moved form limited to full accreditation.
Humor
Working with spouses: Way to form a more perfect union
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
It all started when I wrote last month column about my wife coming in to help out in the office. Apparently, I gave many people the impression that I do not truly appreciate the veterinarian's spouse in helping to run the professional practice as well as his or her personal life.
Finding the weak spot
Manly men were laid low watching a routine medical procedure.
Business
So I'm a doctor ... now what?
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
Nineteen months ago, I started my first job as a veterinarian.
Vague rules leave vets in the dark
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Veterinarians struggle to comply with rules no one understands.
Want success? Talk to your team
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
No surprise: Your team will help you find your way.
How are you treating Veterinary Dysmorphic Disorder?
Apparently, black is black and white is white only if your brain agrees.
More than the Red Flags Rule
By James Iafe, VMD
Secure your clients' and team members' private information against identity theft and mitigate your own risk of future fines
Root out these four flaws in your practice's profitability
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Staff training, net earnings, location, and an honest practice valuation may be holding back your practice's profitabilty.
Small Animal
Discuss facts, fallacies of dust mite allergies
By Alice M. Jeromin, RPh, DVM, DACVD
House dust mites are the most common allergen in people, dogs and cats. How did this get to be so common, and why is dust mite allergy such a problem?
Half of U.S. states report 500-plus Lyme positive dogs
Las Vegas — New data suggests that nearly half of the states in this country reported 500-plus Lyme positive dogs between 2001 and July 2009.
Recurrent oral hemorrhage in a cat
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Spontaneous oral hemorrhage without trauma is an uncommon finding.
Understanding a cat's cough
By Johnny D. Hoskins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Internal medicine experts weigh in on feline asthma, influenza, bacterial infections, and heartworm.
Understanding the nutritional needs of patients
By Stephanie Skernivitz
A Q&A with veterinary nutritional expert Dr. Rebecca Remillard
What do we know about bromism in dogs?
By Pierre Bichsel, DVM, Dipl. ECVN, Dipl. ACVIM (neurology)
Bromide is considered an effective anticonvulsant drug for treating primary epilepsy in dogs.
Surgery STAT: An inside look at total knee replacement
By William D. Liska, DVM, Dipl. ACVS
Total knee replacement is a treatment option for nonseptic advanced osteoarthritis and irreparable traumatic injuries when medical management is no longer adequate, reconstructive surgery does not have a good prognosis and arthrodesis and amputation are the other options.
Equine
'Going green' breeds new facility management systems
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
A combination of forces are currently redefining the construction of buildings, homes, barns and businesses.
Track surfaces consume recent summit
By Stephanie Skernivitz
Are synthetic surfaces leading to a decline in fatal injuries in races?
Equine imaging update: Magnetic imaging resonance
By Ed Kane, PhD
During the last few years, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography have made significant improvements in assessing equine tissue damage and diagnosing disease.
Diagnotes
12 ways to prepare for a consultation
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Your time is valuable, as is your colleagues'. Present a professional image by preparing well in advance for a consultation.
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