DVM360 MAGAZINE, Apr 1, 2011 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Apr 1, 2011
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Arizona wants kennel operators to microchip
Phoenix, Ariz. — Kennel operators will be required to microchip all dogs over the age of 3 months in order to get a kennel permit in Arizona if new legislation is passed.
Remembering 9/11
By Daniel R. Verdon
Veterinarian recalls experiences as an early first-responder to terrorist attack.
Salaries up, for some, study says
By Rachael Whitcomb
Male DVMs out-earning female colleagues; AVMA notes 4 percent increase overall.
Vindicated: State waits two years to clear veterinarian's name
By Rachael Whitcomb
It took almost two years for Florida regulators to clear the name of a veterinarian wrongly accused of issuing bogus health certificates to an unscrupulous dog breeder.
Veterinarians share knowledge, supplies with Haiti
By Stephanie Fellenstein
Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Service trips to India and Mongolia helped Dr. Lee Ann Berglund-Fosdick find her calling in life—traveling and helping others. After six or seven trips to Haiti, Berglund-Fosdick has never been happier.
Tracking Katrina
By Rachael Whitcomb
National Report — Little was or could be done to control infectious diseases endemic to the Gulf Coast when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August 2005. In the weeks that followed, well-intentioned individuals came to the aid of an estimated 600,000 animals, scattering them across the country with little to no documentation or veterinary care.
Rising costs pose new barriers to care
By Stephanie Skernivitz
National Report — Prices are rising across the board, from food to gas. What do these escalating costs mean to veterinarians?
A decade later, 9/11 search dogs still admired, studied for lasting effects
By Rachael Whitcomb
National Report — They combed through more tha a million tons of hazardous debris with nothing more than a nose to the ground in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, while their human counterparts were outfitted in protective gear.
In the line of fire
By Alicia Karapetian
National Report — The phone rang at 4 a.m. It was unnerving, recalls Dr. Rich Farris. The fire department official on the other end of the line made it even worse.
NARMS calls for research improvements to better understand antibiotic resistance
Rockville, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently unveiled its strategic plan to monitor antimicrobial resistance.
A booming cattle market may provide more resources for bovine practitioners
By Alicia Karapetian
National Report — While the cattle herd has shrunk over the years as grazing space dwindles, there are new signs of optimism in the market.
Arizona rethinks professional conduct for DVMs
Phoenix, Ariz. — If you treat without establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR), Arizona lawmakers may define it as "unprofessional conduct."
Embattled B.C. veterinarian's license reinstated
By Rachael Whitcomb
New Westminster, B.C. — More than a year after his license was revoked by the British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Hakam Bhullar can practice again, according to a ruling by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Entest signs letter of intent to buy three more animal hospitals
San Diego — Entest BioMedical, a company developing an immunotherapeutic cancer treatment for dogs, signed a letter of intent to buy three veterinary hospitals in Orange County.
Georgia veterinarian arrested in drug sting
By Rachael Whitcomb
Crisp County, Ga. — A three-month marijuana distribution investigation came to a close Feb. 9 when law enforcement officials found 20 marijuana plants in Dr. Ronal Lee Wilkie's Arabi, Ga., clinic, plus another 80 in his home.
Maine asks DVMs to honor prescriptions of others
Augusta, Maine — The Maine Legislature is considering a new bill that would require veterinarians to honor the prescriptions of others.
USDA revises standards for humane cattle slaughter
National Report — New standards triggered by the record-breaking beef recall in 2008 are taking effect this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Business
Be a good gossip: Part 1
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Not all gossip is bad. In fact, some can be beneficial both to you and your veterinary practice
Become a veterinary conference commando
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
Don't blow off conferences. Your brain and your career will thank you
Control your emotions during the sale of a veterinary practice
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Don't let your emotions get the best of you—whether you're a buyer or a seller
The 15 ingredients of effective veterinary team training
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
A pinch of mentorship and a spoonful of reading go a long way in advancing your veterinary career and your practice's success
Humor
Big business and the art of negotiating
By Michael A. Obenski
I suspect that most veterinarians would consider Mr. Swagger to be a good client.
Small Animal
Common endocrine dermatopathies in dogs
By Tom Lewis, DVM, Dipl. ACVD , Andrew Rosenfeld, DVM, DABVP
A look at dermatologic disorders associated with endocrine disease.
Looking to revolutionize canine orthopedics
By Stephanie Fellenstein
Columbia, Mo. — While Dr. James Cook decided early on in life to tackle joint replacements, it was a circuitous route—a path that involved professional water skiing, substitute teaching and a man named Robert Gordon—that led him to the brink of a major discovery.
Surgical management of GI foreign bodies
By Janice Buback, DVM, MS, DACVS
How to diagnose and effectively treat GI obstructions.
Equine
Iris scan technology for horses
By Ed Kane, PhD
This revolutionary identification system may be coming soon to a horse paddock near you
Stomatitis and excessive salivation in horses
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
A slobbering horse can signify anything from mild to serious, even fatal disease.
Summit explores new facets to the U.S. unwanted horse problem
By Stephanie Fellenstein
Las Vegas — Presenters at the inaugural "Summit of the Horse" in January agree that something needs to be done with unwanted horses. But whether that solution includes reopening U.S. horse processing facilities remains to be seen.
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