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How much is my veterinary degree worth?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 14, 2017

To answer this question, let’s look at investment costs, lifetime earnings and intangible benefits.

UC Davis veterinarians remove heartworm from cat's femoral artery

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 13, 2017

The cat, which had a history of heartworm disease, presented with rear leg lameness.

Whisker fatigue: Did pet bowl companies invent a feline malady?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 12, 2017

The New York Times says whisker fatigue is plaguing cats. The solution? Why just a $40 feeding dish.

Shouting into the void: How voice search is changing the way pet owners find veterinarians

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 24, 2017

Dr. Google is so last-decade—these days clients are taking their pet-related queries to Siri, Alexa and other voice technology assistants.

Journal Scan: New insights on treating hypertension in cats

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Mar 29, 2017

A recent study suggests that cats presenting with higher blood pressure when diagnosed with hypertension could benefit from greater doses of amlodipine.

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Squamous cell carcinoma in cats: Early detection is best

VETERINARY MEDICINE

By Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)

Dr. Sue Ettinger says treatment options aren't great, so watch for these oral tumors early on.

Protein restriction is important in cats with chronic kidney disease, but ...

VETERINARY MEDICINE

By Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)

CVC educator Dr. Margie Scherk says take it case-by-case and assess muscle and body condition.

60 seconds or less: Social media must-haves for veterinary practice

VETERINARY ECONOMICS

By Caitlin DeWilde, DVM

CVC educator Dr. Caitlin DeWilde lays out social media and website needs for the beginner, the journeyman and the advanced veterinary practice manager or owner.

Feline medicine

Who's still worried about rabies?

VETTED - Aug 14, 2017

I know what you're thinking: "Didn't we get rid of rabies?" It depends on which domesticated species we're talking about. In dogs, we're doing great! In cats, not so much.

Fixes for finicky felines and picky pooches

VETTED - Aug 08, 2017

Whether a pet has just had a major operation or it has suddenly stopped happily eating whatever drops into its food bowl, Dr. Deborah Linder has a few tricks up her sleeve to help bring that appetite back.

What are the best practices for antibiotic use in feline upper respiratory tract disease?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Aug 07, 2017

Diagnosis and treatment can be simplified by assessing whether the disease is in the acute or chronic state.

Common calculations for veterinary ICU techs

FIRSTLINE - Aug 02, 2017

New to the ICU? Keep this calculations chart on hand so you can spend more time saving patients and less time scratching your head.

Doses and (oral) mucosas

FIRSTLINE - Jul 29, 2017

Dr. Garret Pachtinger shares the many reasons felines and canines vary in medical responses—especially when it comes to drug doses.

Feline practice management

Don't be sheepish! Send a thank-you!

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 15, 2017

I scored four appointments for $20. That's pretty good marketing ROI for a veterinary hospital. An old-fashioned thank-you—in snail mail and personalized to them—did the trick.

Nine (neon) signs your veterinary practice is in trouble

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 08, 2017

Sometimes the practice owner is the last to know. Watch for these flashing signs of warning to get ahead of the curve.

Data: Today's Banfield wellness plans

VETTED - Aug 08, 2017

"The Banfield Effect" is what CVC educator John Volk called it in a recent session. That’s when Banfield does it, so your veterinary practice won’t. That may be a thing of the past if wellness plans are one growing wave of future medical care. So, y’know, if you want to know what to put in your wellness plan, why not take a gander at what we saw on Banfield’s website right now in their offerings?

Are you speaking pet owners' language?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 04, 2017

You can brush up on slang, dialect, accents and weird vocabulary to reach pet owners in the exam room. But the best way to be understood in veterinary practice is always, first, to listen.

How cats say, 'I love you'

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 25, 2017

Because, c’mon, as veterinary professionals we know cats aren’t just going to outright say those three little words. Here's a handout depicting the telltale signs that a feline friend is giving his human heart-eyes.