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10 wackiest dog names of 2013

August 13, 2013

Pet insurance provider VPI reveals this year's quirkiest names for canine policyholders.

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Kick team conflict in your veterinary practice

August 1, 2013

Find out common sources of angst and learn strategies to kick conflict to the curb at your practice.

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Do you baby your puppy?

July 18, 2013

New study finds the bond between mother and child is similar to puppy and owner relationship

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Take the sting out of a diabetes diagnosis at your veterinary practice

June 1, 2013

Be supportive of pet owners when they're faced with their cat's diabetes diagnosis. Use these communication techniques to ease the burn of this challenging disease.

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3 remarkable stories of veterinary rehab recovery

May 1, 2013

What do a pit bull suffering from fibrocartilaginous embolism, a Labrador retriever with chronic severe elbow dysplasia, and a beagle with ventral slot decompression have in common? These precious pooches are rehabilitation success stories that teach us to never give up hope.

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Dog bite prevention: What's your role in the veterinary practice?

May 1, 2013

You can handle their bark, but you don't want a bite. Firstline Board member Mandy Stevenson, RVT, offers tips for how each team member can stay safe in practice:

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Oh, baby! 8 risks to avoid in your veterinary practice during pregnancy

May 1, 2013

Whether you're expecting or you work with someone who is—or might one day—review this list of risks in veterinary practice and plan how to keep everyone in the workplace safe.

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Ask Shawn: Shine light on a moonlighter

May 1, 2013

For the past few years, our veterinary practice's kennel business has been declining. I recently learned that an employee pet-sits for clients on the side. The other day a client approached me in an exam room asking if I was the employee who offered pet sitting. When I told him we board pets at the clinic, he said, "Oh dear, I hope I don't get someone in trouble." In fact, the moonlighting employee gave him a tour of our kennel just last week. I realize some people want a more personal approach, but the fact that the pet sitting is a secret going on behind the owner's back bothers me. Help! —Blindsided by boarding

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Dental corner: Correcting a congenital cleft palate in your veterinary practice

May 1, 2013

This veterinary hospital team works together to rid a Rhodesian ridgeback of a congenital cleft palate.

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