DVM360 MAGAZINE, Sep 1, 2010 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Sep 1, 2010
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AVMA 2010: DVMs resolved to enter the antibiotic debate
By Daniel R. Verdon
The AVMA HOD votes on three resolutions concerning antimicrobial use.
Gulf coast practices report drop in business
By Stephanie Fellenstein
Veterinary practices in the Gulf Coast are feeling the financial impact of the oil spill
Short-nosed dog breeds more likely to die in flight
By Rachael Whitcomb
While the number of animals that die on commercial flights is relatively small, according to DOT, the report suggests that some dogs suffer in the air more than others
Veterinarian named new COO at ASPCA
New York -- A board-certified veterinarian has been tapped for the new position of chief operating officer for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Iams recall extends to veterinary line
Salmonella fears trigger recall of some 22 veterinary formulations
California mulls change to veterinary medical board
By Brendan Howard
Senate may dissolve RVT committee, add member to California veterinary board
AVMA president: Unity will mend fractures in the House
By Daniel R. Verdon
Growing philosophical divide can weaken profession's stand on critical regulatory issues
AVMA 2010: Delegates asked to consider smaller, annual dues increases for veterinarians
By Rachael Whitcomb
After $50 jump for 2011, new proposal would allow for $10 hikes in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
AVMA 2010: Two new task forces will review veterinary model practice act, hazardous materials handling
By Rachael Whitcomb
Schaumburg, Ill. -- Two new task forces were created by the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Executive Board at its June meeting.
N.J. Governor torpedoes legislation allowing veterinarians to claim volunteer work as veterinary continuing education
Trenton, N.J. -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would allow veterinarians to substitute volunteer veterinary services for continuing education credits.
Effort to increase more feline veterinary visits
A new awareness program hopes to increase feline visits.
Lawmakers crack down on dog restraints
Tethering or restraining dogs in an inhumane fasion will soon become a crime in Louisiana.
Breaking down the language barrier
By Stephanie Skernivitz
Hispanic, foreign-born population growth signals need for multilingual expertise in practice, DVMs say
Feds join fight to end rural veterinary shortage
By Rachael Whitcomb
New Senate bill would make USDA loan repayment program tax-exempt.
New plan needed to safeguard antibiotics
By Daniel R. Verdon
The chair of a powerful U.S. House committee called on veterinary medicine and human health for a strategy to combat antibiotic resistance
Veterinarians in U.S. Congress want to honor 2011 as World Veterinary Year
Washington -- Congressman Kurt Schrader and Senator John Ensign, both veterinarians, introduced resolutions July 15 in the U.S. House and Senate designating 2011 as 'World Veterinary Year.'
AVMA develops video on best pharmaceutical disposal practices for veterinarians
Schaumburg, Ill. -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) developed a new video to illustrate best practices for disposing of pharmaceuticals for veterinarians.
Veterinary groups collaborate on nutrition consortium
By Daniel R. Verdon
Educational push hopes to make hospital team, pet owners 'nutrifluent'
Humor
How to handle hot-headed clients
By Michael A. Obenski
Hear why it's better for veterinarians to roll over and play dead sometimes.
How to raise prices
By Bo Brock, DVM
The cowboys felt they were being overcharged for what they thought was a simple procedure.Then they tried it themselves.
Small Animal News
Dogs trained to sniff out prostate cancer
San Francisco, Calif. -- Researchers in Paris, France, have been able to train dogs to recognize the smell of prostate cancer in human urine samples, according to a new study shared at the latest scientific meeting of the American Urological Association.
New Merck Manual edition set to debut in October
Merck plans to introduce a new edition of the Merck Veterinary Manual on Oct. 10.
More airports offering outposts for pets
National Report -- Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles are two of the latest airports in the United States offering pet relief areas for traveling companions.
Animal airline creates new veterinary division
London -- Animal Airways, a pet flight and relocation company, now is offering an in-flight veterinary service to ensure pet safety and wellness during air travel.
VPI Pet Insurance counts the poisons that send dogs to the veterinary hospital
Brea, Calif. -- VPI Pet Insurance has released numbers on the most common toxins behind its pet poisoning claims after trips to the veterinarian.
Small Animal
Surgery STAT: Intra-articular therapies for the elbow in dogs
By Sherman O. Canapp, DVM, MS, CCRT, Dipl. ACVS
Check out these three options for optimal joint care and comfort.
Has domestication made dogs dumb?
By Stephanie Skernivitz
The question of whether dogs have become too "domesticated" has researchers in Australia putting canines to the test for answers.
Important considerations in emergency medicine
By Donna Loyle
A Q&A with emergency and critical care veterinary practitioner Susan Barnes
Maxillary swelling in a 2-year-old cat: What's your diagnosis?
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Discover why this feline is missing a canine.
3 ways to show clients you care
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Dr. Carl Osborne points out simple ways you can demonstrate the art of veterinary medicine.
Education
NAVMEC board prepares to draw 'roadmap' for change
By Rachael Whitcomb
Consortium suggestions will be compiled in report for board of the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium
Equine News
Veterinarians' role in safety of Standardbreds
By Stephanie Skernivitz
The AAEP issues new recommendations targeting the harness racing industry and recommendations for veterinarians' roles.
Unwanted Horse Coalition selects new leader
At its annual meeting June 21, the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) elected Dr. Douglas Corey as its new chairman. Corey replaces long-time Chairman Dr. Tom Lenz.
Equine
The electrolyte debate heats up
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
Often clients will consult their veterinarians regarding conditioning, nutrition, supplementation and managing horses exercising in extreme heat.
The passion of the equine practitioner
By Ed Kane, PhD
For those pursuing equine practice, the personal passion for their subjects starts long before veterinary school.
From winning jockey to veterinarian
By Alicia Karapetian
Ramon Perez's long-running love of horses inspired his move from racing at Belmont to becoming an equine practitioner.
Business
The details of non-compete agreements
By Daniel R. Verdon
Fear of competition is driving a growing reliance on the use of non-compete agreements by veterinary practice owners.
What veterinarians can learn from plumbers
By David M. Lane, DVM, MS
We can learn a lot from plumbers when it comes to charging for our services
Veterinary associates: Lose the guilt
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
Don't beat yourself up for failing to be all things to all people all the time
ACT is dead — long live ASPP
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Tracking your annual veterinary services per patient helps you understand your practice and ensure you are providing high-quality patient care
Find and keep new clients at your veterinary practice
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Are you doing all you can to reach new clients and keep the ones you have coming back again and again?
What social media can do for you
By Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
A case study of how to promote your veterinary practice online by supporting a worthwhile cause.
5 types of potentially litigious veterinary clients
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
If you see them coming, be concerned — and ask them to seek veterinary care elsewhere
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