DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jun 1, 2013 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jun 1, 2013
Humor
How veterinary clients ruin everything
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
So you've crafted the perfect schedule. Too bad pet owners have to show up and wreck it.
How do veterinarians even function?
By Bo Brock, DVM
I really worry about some of my veterinary clients. And I know lots of people worry about me.
News
Too close to tragedy
By Julie Scheidegger
Veterinarians who raced in Boston Marathon ask "what if?"
Fast forward for veterinary school
By Portia Stewart, Contributing Author
The University of Arizona is exploring a veterinary school that's faster with more intensity. If the plan passes, students could obtain a degree in four or five years instead of eight—and potentially halve their debt.
The Internet Vet: Texas DVM claims license suspension violates free speech
By Julie Scheidegger
The Institute for Justice has taken up the cause of Dr. Ron Hines, suspended after dispensing veterinary 'advice' through his website, claiming it violates his right to free speech.
Ex-veterinarian charged with 48 counts of animal cruelty in New Mexico
By Julie Scheidegger
Clopton ordered to pay $27,000 for care of seized dogs; evidence points to practicing without license.
Veterinary Emergency Team cares for animals found near Texas explosion site
By Julie Scheidegger
Many residents are reporting lost pets after Wednesday's explosion.
Studies call neutering of pets into question
By Heather Biele, DVM
Research highlights sterilization downside, spurs discussion in veterinary community.
Atopic or allergic dermatitis most common canine health condition in 2012
VPI reveals top 10 canine, feline veterinary diagnoses.
AVMA workforce study identifies 12.5 percent excess capacity in veterinary services
By Julie Scheidegger
Veterinary Workforce Simulation Model introduced to gather key data to better understand profession and its economic woes.
Failed TNR legislation in Fla. prompts tense debate over feral cats
By Julie Scheidegger
Veterinarians form foundation, offer alternative to TNR.
Veterinary caucus introduces bill to protect mobile practitioners
By Julie Scheidegger
HR 1528 would exempt veterinarians from DEA restrictions on transporting controlled substances.
Q&A: The importance of a personal veterinary-client-patient relationship
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
Dr. Andrew Roark says despite all the advances in technology, until pets can talk, the physical exam is still essential.
Walking horse trainer charged with aggravated cruelty after USDA raid
By Julie Scheidegger
Veterinarian, investigators seize 19 horses found to be sore in Larry Wheelon's barn.
Eat, pray, practice: Veterinary medicine in India
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
This veterinarian's journey came full circle when he returned to India to open the first private veterinary college in his homeland.
Sentinel Flavor Tabs reintroduced to veterinary market
Novartis parasiticide has been out of production since December 2011.
Nine veterinary hospitals designated as national trauma center network
Teaching hospitals, specialty clinics to pioneer improved treatment outcomes in trauma cases.
AAHA, AAFP release fluid therapy guidelines for veterinarians
Guidelines designed to provide practitioners with practical recommendations for choosing and administering fluids.
Human CRE infections are 'untreatable,' experts say
By Ed Kane, PhD
How will this latest superbug impact veterinary patients?
Pets and Vets: Orphaned in wildfire, bobcat released back into the wild
'Chips' was found last summer in a wildfire in Plumas National Forest.
Additional funding OK'd for Kansas biolab
By Julie Scheidegger
Price tag now tops $1.2 billion.
Veterinarian's sex crime costs new practice owners
New York veterinary practice awarded lost revenue after previous owner's conviction for soliciting sex from a minor.
Price tag of federal bio-defense lab rises for Kansas
Funds for high-risk NBAF project secured in 2014 federal budget, but not without request for state matching funds.
FidoPharm launches fipronil-permethrin combination product
PetArmorPro Advanced will be sold over the counter at Walmart.
Vetsulin reintroduced to U.S. veterinary market
Merck's insulin for diabetic dogs, cats back after FDA concerns led to shortage, then disappearance of product from market.
Ala. veterinary board accepts AAHA accreditation in lieu of inspection
Hospitals that meet AAHA's 900-plus standards will be exempt from state board inspection.
Federal agencies seek input on plan for veterinary oversight of antimicrobial use
Producers who once ordered drugs direct from manufacturer will now need veterinary prescription.
Virbac recalls six lots Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables
Recalled lots did not meet standards over the life of the product.
University of Florida chooses James Lloyd as new veterinary school dean
Former Michigan State associate dean has a background in large animal medicine, economics.
Equine
Immune system development in foals
By Ed Kane, PhD
In Part 1 of this series, an equine veterinary research team explains two key immune factors—transfer of proinflammatory cytokines to the foal and the foal's ability to respond to antigens.
The trouble with Friesians
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
With a recent spike in popularity—and more than 100 years of tight inbreeding—these horses are developing serious breed-specific conditions.
Okla. authorities seize more than 60 horses, up to 30 carcasses in animal cruelty case
By Julie Scheidegger
Carolyn Vaughn claimed to be running rescue operation.
Featured Contributors
Hey, veterinarians: It's time to get our sexy back
By Jeremy Campfield, DVM
These tips can spice up your professional life now and build stamina for the years to come.
Your time = your money
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Want to realize a return on your veterinary school investment? It's as simple as charging for your services—all of them.
Why you shouldn't follow your passion
By Michael Paul, DVM
Are you barking up the wrong tree by leading with what you love in life, rather than what you're good at?
Refusing to euthanize a healthy pet
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Should a veterinarian end an animal's life if there are options for a bright future?
Three veterinary hospital construction nightmares—and how to avoid them
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Expanding your veterinary practice into a new facility doesn't have to keep you awake at night—if you take necessary precautions ahead of time.
Small Animal
Orthodontic solutions: What to do with that bite
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
An overview on how to address malocclusion and other orthodontic problems in pets.
Do concurrent diseases affect pancreatitis testing?
By Anthony P. Carr, Dr. med. vet., DACVIM
A look at research into this important question that can impact your diagnostic approach.
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