DVM360 MAGAZINE, Oct 1, 2010 - DVM
DVM News
DVM360 MAGAZINE, Oct 1, 2010
Pet Healthcare Summit focuses on economy, animal welfare and veterinary education
By Daniel R. Verdon
Banfield Pet Healthcare Summit brought together professional leaders in practice, associations and industry to talk about key trends influencing the veterinary profession.
Economist predicts a slow-growth economy
By Daniel R. Verdon
Americans can expect continued slow growth for the economy, a kind of "zombie-like" performance, an economist reports.
Biosecurity: Are veterinarians prepared?
By Daniel R. Verdon
Zoonotic outbreaks and governmental readiness concern speakers at Kansas City conference
Ready for parasites this fall?
By Alicia Karapetian
Summer heat, floods could spawn heightened parasitic disease risks in Midwest
Veterinary coalition to target drop in client visits
By Daniel R. Verdon
Veterinary leaders plan a November meeting to carve out strategies to reverse the trend of dwindling client visits.
Researchers eye clopidogrel uses, efficacy for veterinary patients
By Cheryl Higley
Veterinary researchers at the University of Georgia say clopidogrel is showing promise as a veterinary therapy.
Study to investigate reasons behind drop in veterinary client visits
By Daniel R. Verdon
Study investigates why veterinary client visits fall and animal ownership continues to climb.
AVMA wants Congress to designate 2011 as the year of the veterinarian
By Alicia Karapetian
The AVMA and those in Congress are seeking to make 2011 the year of the veterinarian
California reintroduces sales tax on veterinary services
Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is reintroducing a sales tax that would include veterinary services.
Veterinarian recounts practice break-in
By Cheryl Higley
What one veterinarian learned after his practice was robbed.
KC Animal Health Corridor ready for next push
By Daniel R. Verdon
More than 700 people from 130 animal-health companies, veterinary organizations meet to discuss the future
Biosecurity: Inside the hot zone
By Daniel R. Verdon
Dr. Jerry Jaax and Nancy Jaax shared the tumultous story of the New Jersey ebola outbreak
Biosecurity: Where West Nile started
By Brendan Howard
Dr. Tracey S. McNamara evaluates today's national biosecurity and recounts her tale seeing the first hints of West Nile Virus in New York
Where did I go wrong?
How to handle incompetent clients
By Michael A. Obenski
When clients try your patience, try this response.
Legacy project takes root at Cornell
By Stephanie Fellenstein
The Enduring Veterinary Legacy project honors veterinarians who advanced animal health over the past 100 years.
DVM fights to change compensation laws
By Alicia Karapetian
After experiencing the loss of his own pet, one DVM is fighting to change compensation laws.
Legacy project takes root at Cornell
By Stephanie Fellenstein
The Enduring Veterinary Legacy project honors veterinarians who advanced animal health over the past 100 years.
Small Animal
7 ways to promote dental care compliance
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP , Paul Camilo, CVPM
When it comes to client communications about oral health, it's as much how you say it and what you say.
Surgery STAT: Emergency management of hemoabdomen
By Lori Ludwig, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACVS
Important interventions to help you improve a patient's chances of survival.
Assessing brain aging in cats
By Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
Are we paying enough attention to cats—both young and old?
Using a multimodal approach to treat and manage pain
By Donna Loyle
A Q&A with Dr. James Gaynor.
Why, when and how to perform percutaneous renal biopsies
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Can you assess when this diagnostic procedure is best indicated?
7 rehabilitation techniques to improve outcomes in critical care patients
By Janet Van Dyke, DVM , Jocelyn Pronko, LVT, VTS (ECC), CCRA
Several effective physical rehabilitation techniques can be used in critically ill patients.
A newer-generation drug to treat canine idiopathic epilepsy
By Ronald Lyman, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM , Pierre Bichsel, DVM, Dipl. ECVN, Dipl. ACVIM (neurology)
Consider pregabalin as an adjunct to phenobarbital or potassium bromide in poorly controlled dogs.
Business Analysis
What to consider when converting to a Roth IRA
By Marsha L. Heinke DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM
Traditional IRA to Roth IRA conversions present tax planning complexities. Here's what you need to know.
Letter of the Law
Don't shelve that associate contract
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Contract reviews lead to better work relationships and bottom lines.
Good Medicine, Good Business
No more annual reviews
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Annual reviews don't improve veterinary client and patient services. Get rid of them.
Practice for Profit
Stop monkeying around with your practice fees
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Use demographics and a little easy math to determine a profitable fee schedule for your veterinary practice
Veterinary luminaries speak out on the challenges facing the veterinary profession
Dr. Marty Becker, Dr. Bruce Little, and more sound off on the future hurdles the profession will face
New technique improves fertility
By Ed Kane, PhD
Uteropexy can help mares that develop post-mating endometritis.
Biosecurity gears up for the 2010 World Equestrian Games
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
A plan eight years in development will finally come to fruition.
Equine News
New York steps up illegal equine drug-use testing at racetracks
By Cheryl Higley
Opening day at Saratoga Race Course in New York on July 23 marked the end of the track's backstretch security barn, which had been in place since 2005.
Students get hands-on experience at the 2010 World Equestrian Games
By Cheryl Higley
Select AAEP student members work alongside WEG veterinarians.
Awkward client moment: What to do when a client toots
There's really not much you can say after a client breaks wind.
Click here