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Combining the cutting-edge medicine of Veterinary Medicine and the tips and advice of Veterinary Economics, Vetted offers practical, get-it-into-action now information, with a small side of sass.

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Oldies, oddities and kitties

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.

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

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?)

Feline stomatitis: Get all the gunk

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.

7 techniques for better radiographs—and better patient care

Sep 06, 2017

A radiograph can quickly become an expensive and a dangerous waste of time (think of that X-ray exposure!) if it’s not showing what is needed. Here are some tips to make you a pro.

Investing in veterinary imaging: A tale of two ultrasounds

Aug 29, 2017

When it comes to purchasing ultrasound equipment, you want the best of machines, not the worst of machines. It's a far, far better thing to do your research. Here’s one clinic's guidance on how to approach this sizable investment.

Data: Pet owners on nutrition, preventive health, pain

Aug 18, 2017

Whose job is preventive health? How often do young pet owners turn to nutrition to solve their pet's pain problems? Dive into the new data from The Pet Owner Paths research.

Who's still worried about rabies?

Aug 14, 2017

I know what you're thinking: "Didn't we get rid of rabies?" It depends on which domesticated species we're talking about. In dogs, we're doing great! In cats, not so much.

Cancer communication: Learn how to shake your instincts

Aug 10, 2017

Delivering bad news like you're ripping off a Band-Aid doesn't do you or veterinary clients any good. Good communication takes time, tenderness and tact.

Fixes for finicky felines and picky pooches

Aug 08, 2017

Whether a pet has just had a major operation or it has suddenly stopped happily eating whatever drops into its food bowl, Dr. Deborah Linder has a few tricks up her sleeve to help bring that appetite back.

Data: Today's Banfield wellness plans

Aug 08, 2017

"The Banfield Effect" is what CVC educator John Volk called it in a recent session. That’s when Banfield does it, so your veterinary practice won’t. That may be a thing of the past if wellness plans are one growing wave of future medical care. So, y’know, if you want to know what to put in your wellness plan, why not take a gander at what we saw on Banfield’s website right now in their offerings?