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Royal Canin, feline associations partner to promote “Take your cat to the vet day”

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 19, 2016

The company will donate cat food to shelters for each pledge to schedule a veterinary visit.

Virginia Tech and VCA research studies could help hyperthyroid cats

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 04, 2016

Veterinarians hope their clinical research will address major gaps in forms of treatment.

DVMs encouraged to fight for ferals Oct. 16

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 21, 2016

National Feral Cat Day is only possible with the help of veterinarians and veterinary technicians helping community cats and trap-neuter-return programs nationwide, according to Alley Cat Allies.

NJ politician introduces statewide declaw ban

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 06, 2016

Mirroring legislation in Hawaii and New York, this New Jersey bill would make declaw procedures a crime under animal cruelty law.

Love means licking

VETTED - Jul 06, 2016

We wouldn’t tell you to make room on your veterinary reception desk for a standup display of LICKI Brushes in 2017. But we also wouldn’t not.

Feline videos

3 reasons cat owners say "no" to dental procedures


By Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM

And ... we wouldn't leave you hanging just with the problems! Here's advice to tackle this trio of Dr. Karen Felsted-identified roadblocks at your veterinary practice in this new video from CVC.

3 wonderful trends in veterinary anesthesia


By Ralph C. Harvey, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA

An anesthesiologist shares his excitement about trends in anesthesia, sedation and calming medications for cats and dogs.

Cat pain management: Speak strong, think volume


By Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM

Manage cats' pain so they can take over the Internet. Err, wait. So they can continue to rule the web in their iron claws. Eh, just watch the video.

Feline medicine

A peek at vet med of tomorrow

VETTED - Oct 14, 2016

In which we explore strange new zoonoses, seek out better diagnostics and new treatments, and engineer cats for world peace. (Really.)

GLP-1 analogs: An emerging veterinary treatment for diabetes?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 12, 2016

Ohio State researcher optimistic that monthly injections could replace daily insulin in cats.

Kit4Cat: U-r-ine for a treat


This feline urine sample collection system makes cystocentesis a second-place contender.

5 things pet owners need to trash right now

FIRSTLINE - Oct 04, 2016

Shoddy leashes, old plastic bowls and crazy-dull nail trimmers—do the pet owners you serve know how harmful this junk can be? Use this tool to show them what to keep and what to toss.

Feline pain management miracle: No more grumpy cat!

VETTED - Sep 28, 2016

Maybe he was just in pain the whole time. And the variety of products at your disposal to identify and treat pain in cats keeps expanding.

Feline practice management

No good deed goes unpunished

FIRSTLINE - Sep 26, 2016

To save a kitten, a veterinary technician like me can't help but share good advice to see the veterinarian, whether it's in the feed store, the grocery store or anywhere. But sometimes trying to help just gets you a slap in the face (not literally).

4 tips to combat the stress of a veterinary job


Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson shares simple fixes to try and relieve your anxiety caused by the responsibilities of the veterinary world.

The 4 cardinal virtues of implementing change in veterinary practice


Handling the chaos created by change within a veterinary clinic is something that requires virtue, and Shawn McVey tells it on the mountain to practice managers at CVC Kansas City.

Feisty felines: Bringing up the behaviorally challenging kitten

FIRSTLINE - Aug 20, 2016

Here's a quick look at why you should talk to cat owners about kitten behavior.

Are you seeing all of her cats? REALLY?

FIRSTLINE - Aug 15, 2016

Help more kitties get the healthcare they need with this checklist to make it easier to get kitties to your practice.