DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jul 1, 2012 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jul 1, 2012
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Stuffed Animal Clinic at Sacramento Zoo raises $600 for police canine association
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
Stuffed Animal Clinic at Sacramento Zoo raises $600 for police canine association
Child-sized veterinary clinic opens at Discovery Center Museum in Illinois
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
A new exhibit allows children to play doctor and learn important lessons about veterinary medicine.
State news: North Carolina names May 23 Veterinarians Day
The North Carolina VMA heads to the Capitol in Raleigh; plus more pet health news across the U.S.
Five animal survivors honored at ACVIM event
Dogs, cats and horses receive recognition for overcoming life-threatening illnesses.
No veterinary workforce shortage, study finds
By Kristi Reimer, Editor, News Channel Director
But impending gaps are identified in research, public health, industry; panel calls veterinary profession's current direction 'unsustainable.'
Standardized CPR guidelines for dogs and cats
By Heather Biele, DVM
Specialists from ACVECC, VECCS collaborate on new evidence-based tool.
Bulldog statue snatched from clinic vehicle
By Andrea Hewitt, Assistant Content Specialist
New Hampshire veterinary practice searches for its missing 'Marilyn.'
Ohio woman faces charges after acting as veterinarian without license
By Andrea Hewitt, Assistant Content Specialist
Brandi Tomko indicted on 39 felony and misdemeanor counts; trial for veterinarian poser set for September
T cells 'hunt' parasites like predators stalk prey, veterinary researchers find
Penn veterinary school, physics department researchers analyze immune system response to Toxoplasma Gondii.
State Farm names top 10 states for dog bite claims in 2011
Insurers across the country paid nearly $479 million in dog bite claims last year. Find out where the dogs' bite was worse than their bark.
Tennessee walking horse trainer pleads guilty to charges of soring
By Heather Biele, DVM
Undercover investigation reveals abusive practices; multiple violations of Horse Protection Act cited.
FDA releases plans for monitoring food safety, antimicrobial resistance
Initiatives focus on public health plus safety and effectiveness of animal feed and drugs.
Rescue dogs and pampered pooches shed pounds at Doggie Fat Camp in Oregon
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
Program places obese pets on a strict exercise and diet regimen.
USDA targets Internet breeders with proposed definition change
New definition of "retail pet store" designed to ensure health and welfare of pets sold sight-unseen to buyers.
Infant illness leads to lawsuit against Diamond Pet Foods and Costco
Contaminated dog food blamed for infant's Salmonella infection; companies cited for negligence.
FDA appeals judge's order to take action on antimicrobial use
Federal agency seeks to overturn court's ruling to start proceedings addressing concerns.
New York veterinarian charged with unlawfully dumping dead animal bodies
By Andrea Hewitt, Assistant Content Specialist
Andrew Manesis, DVM, accused of tossing 35 pets into the woods instead of cremating bodies.
Two California dairies released from BSE quarantine
Investigation reveals feed supply was not a contributing factor in disease transmission.
AAVMC, NIH confirm veterinarian's eligibility for loan repayment
Research veterinarians are eligible for competitive grants and student-loan repayment plans
Panel questions drugs in horse racing
By Ed Kane, PhD
Performance enhancers tarnish the sport, say congressional panel of veterinarians, jockeys and trainers.
Pets Best names top 5 most costly pet insurance claims
Pet insurance company reveals the highest claims reported over the past year—most cost clients more than $10,000.
Franck's Pharmacy recalls sterile human and veterinary compounded prescriptions
Environmental sampling of pharmacy's clean room revealed presence of microorganisms and fungal growth.
Majority of veterinary colleges see rise in graduate numbers in 2012
By Heather Biele, DVM
Iowa State, Ohio State continue to top list by veterinary class size.
Royal Veterinary College study finds owners of certain dog breeds brush off breathing difficulties
Owners of brachycephalic breeds may not seek veterinary care because breathing difficulties seem 'normal'
World Vets, Innovacyn team up to help donkeys in Tanzania
Eight volunteers hope to provide veterinary care to 1,000 animals on weeklong trip
Fire at New Mexico animal hospital kills 66 animals
By Andrea Hewitt, Assistant Content Specialist
Practice owner receives outpouring of support from community.
Fire hits Washington State veterinary school
By Andrea Hewitt, Assistant Content Specialist
Police think fire was intentional and related to two others on main campus.
Pfizer Animal Health to change name to Zoetis, prepares for IPO
Veterinary drug spinoff company plans to offer minority share in stocks in 2013.
Bird vocalization provides insight for poultry industry, veterinarians
Researchers think chicken chatter could reveal how healthy and comfortable birds are in their environment.
Featured Contributors
12 secrets to Mayo Clinic's success that may help your veterinary practice
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Just like this institution, your veterinary practice can be a well-oiled machine.
Veterinarians: Be choosy about choosing
By Michael Paul, DVM
Too many options from a veterinarian can be confusing – streamline your clients' and eliminate their frustration.
Three ways veterinarians are their own worst enemies
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Introverted? Hate selling? Business-phobic? You're not alone, but these traits could be killing your veterinary practice.
A solid exit plan can soothe veterinary practice burnout
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
When you feel like you're constantly trudging through your day, a change in careers might be a refreshing solution. But if you decide to get out of veterinary practice ownership and sell – be prepared.
Ethical dilemma: What a veterinary client wants
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
It can be hard to say no to an emotional veterinary client, but if you stick to your guns, you might be stuck with big problems.
Small Animal
Dental enamel defects in dogs
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Make sure you know the best way to treat these discolorations that can signify severe disease.
Veterinarians look at feline urethal plug compostion analysis in 2011
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Jody P. Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Eugene Nwaokorie, DVM, MS
Past veterinary trends continue, but with therapeutic preventative options available, many plugs can be avoided.
Abdominal exploratory: A therapeutic and diagnostic tool
By Janice Buback, DVM, MS, DACVS
Use these five steps to conduct a successful procedure and identify and investigate areas of concern.
Equine
A case of the heaves: Veterinarians deal with recurrent airway obstruction in horses
By Ed Kane, PhD
Vets find stabling and eating hay are two of many factors that can contribute to this life-threatening disease.
Veterinary student investigates equine stem cell therapy
By Ed Kane, PhD
University of Georgia veterinary doctoral student receives AAEP grant for work on regenerative medicine.
Horses smuggled across Texas border; USDA veterinarians find equine piroplasmosis
USDA veterinarian says illegal movement of animals is an ongoing concern in Texas.
Humor
Loud and clear: Veterinary staff happy to show client the door
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
One DJ gets a taste of his own medicine – courtesy of a veterinary office manager
Vet recounts a cowboy's surprise
By Bo Brock, DVM
One cowboy gets quite the calf-working experience, thanks to an excited mutt.
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