DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jul 1, 2013 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jul 1, 2013
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Surviving the storm: Veterinary team survives Okla. tornado
By Julie Scheidegger
A clinic 'family' rides out the storm relying on each other.
Suze Orman speaks to Fla. veterinary graduates
By Julie Scheidegger
When your aunt is a world-renowned financial guru, you still have veterinary school debt—you're just more excited about it.
Veterinary first responders called into action
By Julie Scheidegger
Veterinarians lead emergency storm response.
Microchips, social media crucial after Oklahoma tornado
By Julie Scheidegger
The ability to obtain contact information speeds reunions for displaced pets and owners.
Banfield: Pets live longest in Montana, shortest in Mississippi
By Julie Scheidegger
State of Pet Health Report indicates sterilization plays key role in pet longevity.
Pets and Vets: Veterinarians in Florida remove 4-pound hairball from tiger
Ingested fur proved too large to remove by scope.
AVMA task force: Foreign accreditation a boon to veterinary profession
Report emphasizes strict impartiality of veterinary school evaluation process; workforce issues can't weigh in.
Spay-neuter legislation supported by veterinarians in S.C., Ala. gets left behind
Three bills affecting nonprofit clinics fail to garner vote before sessions end. Veterinarians divided in support.
Emergency veterinary response continues in wake of Oklahoma tornado
By Julie Scheidegger
State veterinarian manages effort, including disposal of mass equine casualties.
SLIDESHOW: Financial guru Suze Orman gives commencement address at the University of Florida
Orman's niece, Katelyn Stender, DVM, was a graduate.
SLIDESHOW: Deadly Okla. tornado leaves heavy damage, prompts emergency veterinary response
Tornado carved a path through the equine training facility causing mass horse casualties.
Fatal Oklahoma tornado claims countless animal lives
By Julie Scheidegger
Veterinary response engages amidst chaos of destruction.
Equine
Equine veterinarians make steps toward solving the laminitis mystery
By Ed Kane, PhD
An intensive area of study, laminitis still confounds veterinary researchers looking to advance our knowledge of disease origin, prevention and treatment. But some promising new research projects are looking to make great strides toward better understanding.
How veterinarians can address atrial fibrillation in horses
By Ed Kane, PhD
As long as they don't have more serious heart disease such as CHF, most horses under a veterinarians care do well with intervention through pharmacologic or electrical cardioversion.
Medicine
When urine specific gravity values go awry in veterinary practice
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Eugene Nwaokorie, DVM, MS
Several diagnostic factors must come into play when a veterinarian gets an abnormal result on this common test that investigates kidney function. (Part three of a four-part series.)
Humor
The laws of cranky clients and snarling pets in your veterinary clinic
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
If a veterinary client is nice and pays cash, her pet will die. If the pet is vicious and the owner's check bounces, he will live forever.
A howlin' good mystery
By Bo Brock, DVM
It's your chance to play Sherlock—look for the clues and see if you can crack the veterinary case of the wailing basset hound.
Featured Contributors
Avoid these pitfalls when switching a veterinary associate to production-based pay
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Transitioning veterinary associates to production-based pay.
Need to lay off a veterinary associate? Read this first
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
The answer to shrinking profits isn't always to shrink your veterinary practice.
There goes the neighborhood (again)
By Jessica Vogelsang, DVM
How I morphed from New Neighbor to Nasty Tick Lady with one kid's alarming discovery.
The new I-9 form: What veterinarians need to know
By Marsha L. Heinke DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM
Learn what this important worker documentation means for your veterinary practice.
Commentary
Why this veterinarian is not on Facebook
By W. Andrew Rollo, DVM
As tempting as it is to interact with old friends, I'm not sure being 'friends' with my veterinary staff on Facebook is a good idea.
Medicine360
Pyloroplasty for gastric outflow emptying
By Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, DACVS
A Y-U pyloroplasty is a great technique for treating this condition—when done with the utmost care and precision.
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