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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


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

Feline videos

Squamous cell carcinoma in cats: Early detection is best


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 ...


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


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

Technicians—your surgical sidekicks

FIRSTLINE - Jul 20, 2017

Surgery team, assemble! It’s time for veterinarians to let their Super Techs reveal the heroes they were born to be.

Journal Scan: The potential prognostic value of NT-proBNP assays in cats with congestive heart failure


Comparing a cat's initial concentration of this assay with the results at discharge and during follow-up may help assess survival time.

Blood products in the trenches of transfusion medicine

FIRSTLINE - Jul 17, 2017

From performing blood typing to administering blood transfusions, here are the blood products you should have on hand in your veterinary hospital.

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.

Modern e-collar alternatives: Hot or not?

VETTED - Jul 13, 2017

Elizabethan collars are so four centuries ago. Is it time to step into the present with these new takes on the old solution to post-treatment patients biting or scratching themselves?

Feline practice management

Time to tell your veterinary clients about Fear Free

FIRSTLINE - Jul 12, 2017

You need to give an elevator speech to clients about your Fear Free certification. Let us do the talking for you.

Dermatology: Got culture?


We asked, and dvm360 survey respondents answered. Here’s what these veterinary professionals do when it comes to performing and examining fungal cultures in their practices.

Stand with clients on the path to 'The End'

FIRSTLINE - Jul 06, 2017

For us, veterinary medicine is a form of friendship, and caring for hospice and palliative-care patients is a team activity that asks for attention, care and skill from every single team member in our hospitals.

Stock vs. asset practice sale: Who cares?


Turns out, maybe everybody—eager veterinary associate and practice owner veteran alike. It's just not usually a big fight, says veterinary practice management guru Dr. Karen Felsted.

Saying hello to separation agreements

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 29, 2017

Let’s get to know what these documents are, how they can help and why they might benefit your veterinary practice (and your wallet).