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Oldies, oddities and kitties

VETTED - Sep 18, 2017

The American Museum of the Housecat is a cat-lover’s paradise—and not just because you’ll find over 5,000 items of feline art, toys and collectibles. All profits go to funding a no-kill, cat-only adoption center and sanctuary.

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.

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

PrettyLitter: A new ally in veterinary disease detection?


Cats are masters of disguising pain and illness, but this kitty litter is designed to help reveal their true colors.

A cat's trip to the vet

FIRSTLINE - Sep 20, 2017

When a pet owner says the word V-E-T, a cat hears D-I-E. But you can fix that.

Help clients stay optimistic when FeLV results are positive


Feline leukemia virus sounds like a horrifying diagnosis to cat owners. But there is much hope for your feline patients with this infectious disease.

Bartonellosis—more than what the cat scratched in


For the good of dog, cat and human health, here's the latest on these infectious bacteria.

Feline stomatitis: Get all the gunk

VETTED - Sep 12, 2017

Leaving behind any rough edges or diseased tissue when removing teeth from cats with this painful condition is a big no-no, says Dr. Heidi Lobprise.

Feline practice management

Price matching? We're better than that


Time-consuming price matching and a less-than-stellar online store drove me to talk the practice owner into big changes when it came to product sales at her veterinary practice.

A cat's trip to the vet

FIRSTLINE - Sep 20, 2017

When a pet owner says the word V-E-T, a cat hears D-I-E. But you can fix that.

4 futures for veterinary practice managers

FIRSTLINE - Sep 20, 2017

In the year 2020 ... what manager will you be? They might look similar, but your flavor of veterinary practice manager personality and approach to big change today could make a big difference.

Why 'use it or lose it' works in veterinary wellness plans

VETTED - Sep 15, 2017

When veterinary clients pay an annual fee—or monthly installments—for wellness services over the course of a year, will they be mad if they don't use them? Not if you remind them. (You ARE sending out regular reminders for everything, right?)

Ask clients, 'How unique is your pet's name?'

FIRSTLINE - Sep 13, 2017

Go ahead and ask pet-owning clients on Facebook or elsewhere this question. They loved it at my New Jersey veterinary hospital.