DVM360 MAGAZINE, Feb 1, 2013 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Feb 1, 2013
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Conservancy provides refuge for endangered turtle, tortoise species
By Ed Kane, PhD
Veterinarians, conservationists seek to protect world's most endangered species from extinction.
'Obamacare' reaches veterinary medicine
By Julie Scheidegger
New equipment tax could increase cost of care, experts say.
Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center takes part in nationwide canine cancer study
Recruitment for dogs with lymphoma is underway.
Credit cards vs. third-party payment plans for veterinary care
More active credit market may prompt questions from veterinary clients.
Pets and Vets: 438th Medical Detachment from Colorado opens veterinary clinic in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Plus more animal health state by state.
Construction on biolab at K-State should begin 'without further delay'
By Julie Scheidegger
Department of Homeland Security signs land transfer agreement for the high-risk veterinary research site.
Man arrested after threatening veterinary staff
By Julie Scheidegger
Distraught over the death of a cat, 68-year-old threatens to take an AK-47 to hospital.
University of Tennessee large animal hospital nears completion
Veterinary school hopes to regain full accreditation with $20.9 million expansion.
Canine patient emits toxic gas, sending veterinary staff to hospital
Common commercial rodenticide thought to be cause of poisoning.
New York Life bails as AVMA health insurance underwriter
GHLIT working to transition members to new plan by the time coverage runs out Dec. 31, 2013.
Webster Veterinary Supply changes name to Patterson
Webster was acquired by Patterson Companies in 2001.
Department of Education mandates changes for AVMA Council on Education
By Julie Scheidegger
Council has one year to comply to retain status as veterinary school accreditor.
A close encounter of the veterinary kind
By Julie Scheidegger
No need for traditional veterinary care with treatment downloads via quantum tricorder.
Texas seeks to identify veterinary shortage areas for inclusion in loan repayment program
Commission seeks nominations for areas in need of food animal medicine, rural private practice or public practice.
Five-minute wellness: Preventive veterinary care that lets the team take charge
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
This veterinarian's unorthodox system thrilled employees, let doctors focus on medicine and quintupled practice revenue.
Ohio passes dog breeding law
State can now regulate puppy mills.
DVMs receive student debt repayment awards from USDA
Awards average $98,000; go to veterinarians who agree to work in underserved areas.
FTC reaches settlement with IDEXX Laboratories
Manufacturer no longer permitted to maintain exclusivity agreements with all top veterinary distributors.
Featured Contributors
Being friendly vs. being a friend to veterinary clients
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Clients expect you to be professional—so be careful about blurring the line.
How veterinary practice owners are like Japanese warlords
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Defending your veterinary business against chaos is your paramount mission.
How to figure out if you're successful—in veterinary practice or simply in life
By Michael Paul, DVM
Rather than going by society's rules, ask yourself one key question.
It's true: Walmart can be a veterinary practice builder
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Sound impossible? It's not. Embracing the $4 prescription model will benefit your veterinary practice and help you provide the best care for patients.
Find what's lurking in your veterinary employment contract
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Arm yourself with an ally when negotiating your employment terms.
Top 10 ways to feel rich even when you're broke
By Jeremy Campfield, DVM
You can live large even when you're paying off student debt.
Commentary
Best Blog: Veterinary drug shortages and compounding pharmacies
By Laura McLain Madsen, DVM
Drug unavailabity often means going "underground."
Small Animal
Developmental orthopedic disease in large-breed puppies
By Ed Kane, PhD
Rapid growth can rapidly lead to skeletal abnormalities. Here's how a careful look at a pup's nutrition can help.
Say goodbye to dental
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Why you and your team need to adopt a new term—COHAT—to encompass all the facets of regular dental care.
Vaccine-associated sarcomas in cats
By Kayla Born, DVM, DACVS
Expert advice on surgical excision.
Equine
Equine placentitis is on the rise
By Ed Kane, PhD
A recent increase in nocardioform placentitis serves as a good reminder for veterinarians to review the best ways to catch this infection early and how to treat it.
Evaluating saddle fit analysis
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
New developments in saddle analysis can help veterinarians determine if a horse's sore back is due to poor-fitting tack.
Deaths of 19 BLM horses blamed on toxic milkweed
Preliminary laboratory tests indicate that contaminated hay is the culprit.
58th annual American Association of Equine Practioners convention draws 5,700 to Anaheim, Calif.
Veterinary professionals, students take advantage of CE opportunities.
Humor
A total upset in veterinary practice
By Bo Brock, DVM
Eager to show their expertise, veterinary clients help diagnose a poisoned dog.
The origins of gullibility: 'Veterinary' advice abounds
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Bad pet health information has been circulating for centuries.
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