DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jul 1, 2010 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jul 1, 2010
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Crisis on the gulf: Veterinarians help
By Stephanie Fellenstein
During ongoing Gulf oil spill, UC-Davis' Oiled Wildlife Care Network lends helping hand in Louisiana
AVMA 2011 budget includes $1.7 million excess
By Rachael Whitcomb
A dues increase for veterinarians generates a surplus to replenish AVMA's fiscal reserve.
Gulf coast states prepare for oil repercussions
By Stephanie Fellenstein
Thirty-two National Wildlife Refuges in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas have been identified as "at risk" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since an explosion rocked the Deep Water Horizon oil-drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana April 20.
Banfield releases new data on parasite trends
By Rachael Whitcomb
Portland, Ore. — New surveillance data compiled by experts at Banfield, The Pet Hospital reveal prevalence trends for internal and external parasite infections and hammer home the need for veterinarians to remain vigilant about promoting preventive care to clients.
Job offers down at graduation, but veterinary market still growing
By Stephanie Fellenstein
Large number of veterinary graduates still seeking more education rather than employment
New database reveals trends in racing fatalities
By Rachael Whitcomb
About two fatal injuries occur daily on U.S. racetracks.
New grad realizes life-long dream
By Stephanie Fellenstein
49-year-old veterinary student earns DVM after putting her aspirations on hold.
Veterinary schools turn to tuition hikes to close budget gaps
By Rachael Whitcomb
After years of state cuts, many universities left with fewer funding choices
AAHA guidelines address canine and feline diabetes, diagnostic terms
By Rachael Whitcomb
Lakewood, Colo. — Two new guides, one listing standardized diagnostic terms for veterinary medicine and another on canine and feline diabetes management, now are available from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
AVMA drafts guidance for breeder bills
By Cheryl Higley
Schaumburg, Ill. — The regulation of commercial dog breeders and retailers continues to gather steam, with several state legislatures introducing bills in the past year.
Inside politics: Interview with U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader, DVM
By Daniel R. Verdon
U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader, DVM, shares his thoughts about veterinary medicine, politics, business and animal welfare
New revisions approved for COE accreditation process
By Rachael Whitcomb
A new measure requires veterinary schools to review and assess educational outcomes as it relates to clinical experiences.
Procter & Gamble buys pet-food maker Natura
Cincinnati, Ohio — The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G), owner of Iams, is taking the final steps toward buying Natura Pet Products, according to both companies.
PurinaCare expands coverage to Washington, Alaska
San Antonio — PurinaCare is now approved for Washington state and Alaska, according to company officials.
Report calls on veterinarians to reassess business practices
By Cheryl Higley
Littleton, Colo. — With a U.S. unemployment rate that continues to hover around 10 percent, a report by Summit Veterinary Advisors of Littleton, Colo., suggests now is the time for veterinary practices to turn that negative into a positive by reassessing the people and processes in place and making the changes necessary to strengthen their businesses.
Veterinarian released, then brought back to prison just days apart
By Rachael Whitcomb
Computer error led to mistaken early release of South Carolina veterinarian
Humor
Veterinary client relations: The lost art of noogies
By Bo Brock, DVM
These days a good noogie is hard to come by. Luckily, I'm bringing them back into style — one client at a time.
Client communication: The games we play
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Last Thursday morning found me busily engaged in an animal hospital game I call "Where's the Lump?" Mrs. Carbuncle rus
Business
5 hands-on tips for social media
By Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
Practical advice and resources to jumpstart your veterinary practice journey into the new world of social media
8 veterinary practice financial myths busted
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
No-lo practices don't work. Vaccines don't matter. Here's why none of that is true.
Increase your veterinary practice's reach with satellites
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Secondary sites allow you to expand while still keeping overhead low.
Limit your veterinary practice owner liability with an LLC
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
This business entity can protect your personal assets — and it's easy and inexpensive to organize for your veterinary practice
The quest for veterinary mentorship
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
Four ways to find the right veterinarian mentor and get the most out of this valuable relationship
Beware giving up veterinary client information
By James Iafe, VMD
There's more at stake than a fine when you mishandle client and employee information
Medicine
Canine urolith update, 2009: Perspectives from the Minnesota Urolith Center
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Investigating the changes in composition over the last couple of decades.
Pilot study eyes new uses of stem cells to treat dilated cardiomyopathy
By Stephanie Skernivitz
Gainesville, Fla. — A first-of-its-kind pilot study involving Doberman pinschers that present with early stage dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) uses adult stem cells to mend the animal's heart activity.
Diagnosing traumatic fragmented medial coronoid process
By Sherman O. Canapp, DVM, MS, CCRT, Dipl. ACVS
Signs, diagnostic testing of this painful condition that can affect any dog.
Equine
A better way to evalute hay
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
Objective forage analysis methods ensure better nutritive content for horses.
Nutritional management of acute and chronic equine laminitis
By Ed Kane, PhD
Various nutritional factors have been linked to the initiation and recurrence of the disease process.
Small Animal
Determining the cause of neurologic signs in neonates
By Johnny D. Hoskins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
A closer look at genetics is offering new insight into disease conditions.
Management of a locally aggressive mandibular mass in a dog
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Benign and malignant masses are commonly encountered in the oral cavities of dogs and cats.
Successful brain aging in dogs
By Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
Contributions, causes of age-related cognitive changes in dogs.
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