DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jan 1, 2014 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jan 1, 2014
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AVMA watches new year's resolutions
The organization?s legislative agenda lists bills that may affect its members in a variety of ways.
Veterinary community doesn't take 20/20 report lying down
By Julie Scheidegger
Veterinarians, practice managers, technicians say report misleads pet owners.
Marty Becker responds to 20/20 report
By Marty Becker, DVM
Frequent Good Morning America guest veterinarian 'sad,' 'angry' and 'hurt' by actions of ABC.
Dr. Marty Becker severs ties with ABC
By Julie Scheidegger
Longtime Good Morning America contributor makes decision after 20/20 report critical of veterinarians.
Deaf veterinary student hears the call
After experiencing a lack of veterinary resources in rural Alaska, veterinary student Kimi Ross didn?t let deafness squelch her desire to provide needed care.
AAHA, Colo. State launch revamped Veterinary Management Institute
Move to CSU comes after longtime partner Purdue decides not to renew VMI contract.
Pets and Vets: Clopton indicted on 52 counts in 'Edgewood 48' case
Ex-veterinarian stripped of her license last year, indicted on 48 counts of animal cruetly, practicing veterinary medicine without a license and three drug possession felonies.
Zoetis Pet Wellness Report designed to boost preventive care, engage clients
Tool combines veterinary health risk assessment and laboratory screening results.
Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee disbanded by FDA
Center for Veterinary Medicine says open forums and public meetings can replace committee.
James Steele, 'father of veterinary public health,' dies at 100
Steele credited with introducing the principles of One Health to the world.
Veterinarians launch hospice and palliative care organization
Founders of Veterinary Society for Hospice and Palliative Care hope to develop new veterinary specialty.
National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners searches for new executive director
Selected candidate will fill shoes of longtime NBVME leader John Boyce.
Featured Contributors
Owning your mistakes as a veterinary practice owner
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
No veterinary practice will ever be perfect, but correcting missteps may get you closer to the idealistic vision you once had of practice ownership.
Retrain yourself to think veterinary client retention
By Michael Paul, DVM
Acquiring new clients is a necessity when growing your veterinary practice, but don't overlook the importance of keeping the clients you already have.
Veterinary employees: Exempt or non-exempt? That is the question!
By Marsha L. Heinke DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM
Moving top-performing veterinary employees from hourly to salaried positions isn't always a win-win situation.
Conspiracy theory: Excluding competition from nearby veterinary clinics
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
There are real-world effects if a handful of veterinary clinics from the same geographic area foster an anticompetitive environment.
When veterinary employees seek greener pastures
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Are you overstepping your boundaries by hiring an employee from a competing veterinary clinic? Read on to find out.
Humor
A veterinarian determined to solve a colic conundrum
By Bo Brock, DVM
How a special horse named John gave this veterinarian the confidence to practice colic surgery and save dozens of horses every year.
A veterinarian's interview with an eminent inventor
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Sure, phones are convenient—if you consider a 3 a.m. "emergency" call on Christmas Eve convenient.
Commentary
Understanding your level of engagement: A framework for greater veterinary job satisfaction
By Mike Murray, DVM
Ramp up professional connections and pay attention to personal involvement to get the maximum fulfillment from your veterinary career.
Medicine360
The gonad chronicles, part 2: Veterinary research explores neutering's elusive impact
By Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
Research suggests that neutering may help modulate unwanted behaviors and eliminate or reduce the risk of some diseases—but exacerbate other health issues. So consider the favorable and adverse effects of neutering to help veterinary clients make informed decisions.
Evidence points to routine retinal screening benefit for older cats
Ocular lesions identified before they produced clinical signs in cats over 8.
Using intraoral radiography for endodontic evaluation
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
Extract, treat or refer? Learn how to interpret oral radiographic images and make more confident treatment decisions for patients.
Equine360
Veterinary myth-busting: Blood boosters in performance horses
By Ed Kane, PhD
A veterinary look at why this new breed of equine supplement is potentially dangerous to horses.
DeHaven takes on walking horse industry over soring on behalf of AVMA, AAEP
By Julie Scheidegger
American Veterinary Medical Association executive vice president testifies at congressional hearing for house bill.
Grant recipients to further infectious disease research
Five investigators to be given $15,000 to carry out studies in 2014.
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