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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Feline medicine

Quick update: What to know about allergic otitis in cats

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 22, 2017

Otitis in cats may not be common in your veterinary clinic—but here's a quick update to prep for the next time you see a cat with itchy ears.

Veterinary secrets spotted at CVC Virginia Beach

dvm360.com - May 21, 2017

Despite highs and lows, you chose a career in veterinary medicine. And here's a group of people who know exactly what you're going through.

Ixnay on the IBD: An update on handling patients with chronic enteropathies

VETERINARY MEDICINE - May 20, 2017

When it comes to chronic gastrointestinal cases, it’s time to throw out your outdated terms and diagnoses.

Pleased to eat you: Pointers for introducing cats to food puzzles

VETERINARY MEDICINE - May 12, 2017

If your veterinary clients think food puzzles need no introduction, they’ll likely end up with bored, frustrated felines. Share these tips for easing cats into the idea of working for their food.

The intricate interrelationship of T4 and free T4 in diagnosing feline hyperthyroidism

VETERINARY MEDICINE - May 10, 2017

Dr. Chen Gilor illuminates two common mistakes you may be making when diagnosing this common endocrine disease.

Feline practice management

Help veterinary clients speak "cat": Posts and tweets about senior cats

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 25, 2017

This social media campaign will help you teach your veterinary clients to better read their aging feline friends.

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

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 15, 2017

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.

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.