DVM360 MAGAZINE, Mar 1, 2012 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Mar 1, 2012
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Poised for growth?
By Rachael Whitcomb
Federal economists predict there will be 10,400 more veterinarians by 2020.
Crisis control
By Rachael Whitcomb
National Report — More than half of the deans at the nation's 28 veterinary colleges say cuts to state funding have negatively affected their ability to maintain academic programs and course offerings, according to new survey data collected by the Association of American Veterinary Colleges (AAVMC).
TV pilot showcases veterinary diversity
By Stephanie Fellenstein
Drs. Ronald Lyman and Leilani Alvarez briefly traded their every-day duties for a couple of days in a TV studio.
Veterinarians face off against PetMed Express
By Rachael Whitcomb
Veterinarians got the chance to air their grievances about PetMed Express at NAVC.
Texas Supreme Court could mull non-economic damages in cases of negligence
By Rachael Whitcomb
Fort Worth, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court may listen to arguments in a high-profile legal case that would allow emotional damages after a mistaken euthanasia of a lost pet by a shelter worker.
Practice owners find ways to rebuff recession and grow practices
By Rachael Whitcomb
As the economy begins a slow rebound, some veterinary practice owners have found success in fending off the recession.
Embattled ASPCA veterinarian resigns over carriage horse death
By Rachael Whitcomb
An ASPCA vet suspended over comments about the death of a NYC carriage horse has resigned.
Alaska legislators review unlicensed veterinary practice, disciplinary actions
By Rachael Whitcomb
Anchorage — A new bill in Alaska spells out new rules for unlicensed veterinary care and disciplinary actions filed against veterinarians.
Colorado redefines veterinary practice
By Rachael Whitcomb
Denver, Colo. — The Colorado veterinary board amended a number of regulations from a definition on veterinary dentistry to rules on waiving a valid veterinarian-patient relationship in times of emergency.
Court case further tests emotional damages claims
By Christina Macejko
National Report — A lawsuit in Clearwater, Fla., is calling for the court to award $15,000 in damages due to alleged negligence.
Florida wants veterinarians to wear name badges
By Rachael Whitcomb
Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida lawmakers are considering a new bill that would require all healthcare professionals—including veterinarians—to wear name badges clearly displaying their credentials when rendering services.
Importation of four snake species banned from the United States
By Rachael Whitcomb
National Report — U.S. officials banned the import of four snake species in an effort to protect the Everglades National Park in Florida.
Kansas veterinary board amends standards
By Rachael Whitcomb
Topeka, Kan. — The Kansas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners recently amended minimum standards for veterinary practices.
Nebraska attempts to address animal rights groups
By Rachael Whitcomb
Omaha, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers introduced a new bill that would make it a felony to seek employment at an animal facility with the intention of disrupting operations.
New Jersey begins pilot program for mandatory sterilization
By Rachael Whitcomb
Trenton, N.J. — A bill enacted in New Jersey Dec. 5 establishes a new sterilization pilot program for adopted dogs and cats.
Penn's Hendricks receives honor in Philadelphia
Philadelphia — Joan C. Hendricks, VMD, PhD, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine was named one of Philadelphia Business Journal's 2011 "Women of Distinction."
States brace for new Lyme disease threats from increasing tick populations
By Christina Macejko
National Report — Populations of Ixodes scapularis, or black-legged ticks—a carrier of Lyme disease—have been historically scarce in states like Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
Dogs may harbor, transmit human norovirus
By Stephanie Skernivitz
Canines can carry norovirus--a primary cause of gastroenteritis and of diarrheal disease in humans.
Surgical team at NCSU performs unique feline knee replacement
By Rachael Whitcomb
Raleigh, N.C. — A veterinary team at North Carolina State University recently performed a unique total knee replacement surgery on a cat.
The longest mile
By Christina Macejko
Fort Pierce, Fla. — Colleagues are often taken aback when they learn veterinarian Juli Goldstein is a title-holding beauty queen.
UC-Davic veterinarians strengthen link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease
By Rachael Whitcomb
Davis, Calif. — The link between air pollution and onset of strokes/heart attacks is stronger because of a study conducted by two veterinary professors at UC-Davis.
University of Wisconsin-Madison names committee to find new veterinary school dean
By Rachael Whitcomb
Madison, Wis. — A search committee has been appointed to help the University of Wisconsin-Madison administration select the next veterinary school dean.
Humor
'What's going on in there?'
By Michael A. Obenski
Recently, I had the opportunity to play one of my favorite hospital games.
Way too cool for school
It was just another day on the edge of paradise.
Medicine
Diabetes cases may be climbing, but steadfast management can get patients into remission
By Lori A. Wise, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM
Dr. Lori A. Wise answers questions about managing the rise in diabetes in companion animals.
Business
Busted: 3 pernicious insurance myths
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
I love to watch TV, but I'm starting to get tired of the distractions.
Caring about patients: Sadie's story
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Eugene Nwaokorie, DVM, MS
In the last Diagnote, we discussed caring about patients in the context of drug shortages.
Manage your social media in 1 hour a week
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
My wife was out of town recently and left me alone with our 4-year-old daughter.
The human-human bond
By Michael Paul, DVM
Veterinarians have always been recognized as animal lovers.
Small Animals
Now what do I feed? Identifying food hypersensitivity in dogs and cats
By Tom Lewis, DVM, Dipl. ACVD
A look at the most common dermatologic signs and consequences.
Using bone replacement grafts to repair intrabony defects
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
Sorting through your choices for repairing these deep-seated defects.
Dumbed down by dominance, Part 1
By Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
Exploring our misconceptions and myths about human-pet relationships.
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for kidney stone removal
By Allyson Berent, DVM, DACVIM , Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS
A minimally invasive option to treat this common occurrence in pets.
Equine
Equine herpesvirus outbreak: Veterinarians confirm 17 cases at two California locations
Veterinary officials confirmed a single case of the neuropathogenic strain of equine herpesvirus infection at a Riverside County ranch.
Equine metabolic syndrome: How can we intervene earlier?
By Ed Kane, PhD
PhD student earns one of two inaugural EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows with this line of research.
Understanding the disease progression of abnormal hoof anatomy, Part 3
By Andrea E. Floyd, DVM
Solving the mathematical needs of a Grade IV laminitic foot.
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