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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.

Technicians and cystocentesis: A closer look at veterinary supervision

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 22, 2017

Highly trained and experienced team members with the proper credentials can handle delicate procedures as well as—or better than—their bosses. So why do veterinarians have to be involved at all?

Pounce on these veterinary scholarship opportunities

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 05, 2017

Studying veterinary medicine and love cats? (We thought so.) Check out two new scholarship opportunities through the Winn Feline Foundation and the AAFP.

Drug for heart disease shows promise for cats (and humans)

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 05, 2017

Novel drug treats hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common feline heart disease.

Your Veterinary Voice episode 9: Meet Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP

VETTED - Oct 26, 2016

Downing describes her latest research on clinical bioethics and what it means for the veterinary profession—and we nerd out, bigtime.

Feline videos

How do we crack the conflict code?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS

By Judi Bailey, CVPM

Ask the dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year: Our veterinary practice doesn't handle conflict well. How can we improve?

Should DVMs sell pet food?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS

By Ernest E. Ward Jr., DVM

If your answers to these two questions in this article are "yes," then ABSOLUTELY your veterinary hospital needs to sell pet food to pet owners, according to Ernie Ward, DVM.

Infusion confusion? Here are some pointers on CRIs in cats

DVM360 MAGAZINE

By Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP

Help kitties in your clinic today—and minimize your risk for error—with these tips from Dr. Robin Downing.

Feline medicine

In-house FeLV and FIV testing: How do the newest screening tests compare?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Apr 29, 2017

A positive result can have a dramatic impact on a cat and its owners. These researchers set out to determine the reliability of four in-clinic veterinary products.

Pain management and Microlactin: Got milk?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Apr 24, 2017

This milk protein concentrate from the milk of hyperimmunized cows, should be your next big moo-ve toward managing pain in feline patients

Your step-by-step guide to treat a poisoned pet

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Apr 06, 2017

A golden retriever that ate a chocolate bar or a cat that was splashed with paint is presented to your clinic for evaluation. Do you know what to do?

Technicians: The great ear detectives

FIRSTLINE - Apr 05, 2017

To get to the bottom of a tough otitis presentation in a patient, it's time for technicians to perform a little sleuthing.

Letter: Call your state vet about zoonotic disease

FIRSTLINE - Mar 30, 2017

Our writer told veterinary team members to cover zoonotic diseases in their clients' new puppy and kitten visits. This state veterinarian wants you all to know your state veterinarian is an excellent resource.

Feline practice management

So you want to start a veterinary practice

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Apr 25, 2017

Ready to start your own practice from scratch and relish in its greatness? Hold your horses and give yourself the once-over before anything else.

When a microchip raises more questions than it answers

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 23, 2017

What do you do when you find a microchip at your veterinary practice and the pet owner says "no," you can't scan it? Here's how I handle it.

5 things that can go wrong in a veterinary practice sale

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Apr 23, 2017

In years of evaluating no-value, low-value veterinary hospitals and practice sales that have fallen through, I've seen my share of these problems. Don't make them yours.

Meshing practice cultures: No fish out of water

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Apr 21, 2017

When it comes to successful transition to new (and old!) practice cultures after a clinic is sold and bought, you may feel like a big fish in a small pond. This advice should help. Come on in, the water’s fine!

Stop overestimating corporate practice

VETTED - Apr 18, 2017

The world of veterinary medicine is always evolving. Should we really be staying stuck in time to keep independent practices “safe” from corporate medicine?