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Your Veterinary Voice Episode 3: Meet Hilal Dogan, BVSc

VETTED - Jun 28, 2016

We talk to the force behind veterinary medicine's most powerful human interest project yet (and yes, you read that right). Meet the Vet Confessionals Project founder and find out how the project grew into a nationwide phenomenon.

Jump into the future with urinary biomarkers

VETTED - Jun 24, 2016

SDMA markers can be detected earlier than other indicators of chronic kidney disease, leading to faster management.

4 fab ways to avoid brushing off veterinary clients

VETTED - Jun 22, 2016

If you're in private practice and beholden to pet owners for your success in veterinary medicine, can you afford to skip the very basics of the exam room experience? (Hint: "No" is the answer you're looking for.) Here they are ...

Money-hungry: How do I convince my practice owner that selling therapeutic diets is worth it?

VETTED - Jun 17, 2016

dvm360 expert Brian Conrad, CVPM, gets black and white about the benefits of therapeutic diets, how to sell them to clients and how to convince veterinary hospital management that it's a totally brilliant idea.

Dr. Sue Ettinger: She sees. She does.

VETTED - Jun 16, 2016

You know her as oncologist Dr. Sue Cancer Vet, the force behind the See Something, Do Something early cancer detection campaign. This could also be the tagline for her life adventures thus far.

Meanwhile, in exam room 3 ...

VETTED - Jun 14, 2016

No more excuses: Our experts examine your top three exam-room battles and offer tips to get you better results—really.

Breaking news

Letter to dvm360: An obvious part of the student debt solution? Fewer graduates

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 28, 2016

By Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP

Despite a shrinking number of applicants per veterinary school position, class sizes have increased and new schools are opening. It’s time to stop.

Boehringer Ingelheim, Merial announce plans to merge

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 27, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

BI to trade consumer healthcare business for Sanofi’s animal health division, aka Merial.

Blog: Another court opinion scaring folks about the status of pets as property

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 27, 2016

By Mark Cushing, JD, Animal Policy Group

Judges’ comments meant to explain why the state of Oregon is hard on animal abusers, not change longheld precedent.

Clinical updates

Journal scan: Do cats go mad upon entering your clinic?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jun 27, 2016

By Kathryn Primm, DVM

Trazodone may help your veterinary clinic go from Wonderland to wonderful.

Jump into the future with urinary biomarkers

VETTED - Jun 24, 2016

By Sarah J. Wooten, DVM

SDMA markers can be detected earlier than other indicators of chronic kidney disease, leading to faster management.

Just Ask the Expert: Light anesthesia anxiety

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jun 23, 2016

By Andrew Claude, DVM, DACVAA

There are lessons for all veterinary practices in deciphering the cause of inadequate anesthetic depth in routine procedures. Here is a step-wise guide on what to consider as you perform your root-cause analysis.

Practice life and business

3 reasons cat owners say "no" to dental procedures

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 28, 2016

By Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM

And ... we wouldn't leave you hanging just with the problems! Here's advice to tackle this trio of Dr. Karen Felsted-identified roadblocks at your veterinary practice in this new video from CVC.

In veterinarians' wildest dreams …

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 24, 2016

By Jeremy Campfield, DVM

Join me and imagine, if you will, a fantasy practice that doesn't follow the rules—a practice that everyone owns, the pay is great and slacking isn't tolerated.

'Sup with your supplement game?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 24, 2016

By Ernest E. Ward Jr., DVM

Some DVMs are weak on supplements, with pet owners doing their own questionable research and dosing and feeding their pets accordingly for such conditions as cancer, osteoarthritis and kidney disease. It's high time for you to dig into the science, says Dr. Ernie Ward, and see how they can help with pets' chronic conditions.

Teamwork and communication

Back Office Blunders Episode 6: Breeder Knows Best

FIRSTLINE - Jun 28, 2016

By Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP

“My breeder planned my French bulldog’s anesthesia and surgery with a little help from Dr. Google.”

Social media is a two-way street

FIRSTLINE - Jun 24, 2016

By Christine Scarborough, RVT, CVPM

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest—it doesn't matter which social media platforms your veterinary practice has its hooks in. Want to succeed? You can't just talk AT people...you gotta talk TO people!

When the client says, "Byproducts? Ewww!"

FIRSTLINE - Jun 22, 2016

By Kyle Wendy Skultety, LVT, CVT

*facepalm* Take a deep breath. OK, good, one more. You've got this. Learn how to be a veterinary nutrition counselor to this misguided "foodie" pet owner.

Photo packages

11 ways to take your veterinary practice from chaos to cakewalk

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 15, 2016

By Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

These low-stress handling techniques help this teaching hospital save patients, clients and doctors from everyday stressful events.

Straight bull on bulldogs

VETTED - Jun 09, 2016

By Ross Clark, DVM

You can still be bullish on bulldogs without ignoring a few medical issues these beloved dogs sometimes experience.

Photo gallery: New numbers on behavior in veterinary practice

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 08, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Hospital design

4 ways to a smaller hospital

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jun 28, 2016

By Mark R. Hafen, AIA

Is bigger always better? I don't think so. With size come building and maintenance expenses—forever. Look at what you need in your new veterinary clinic, plan accordingly and get creative.

Endless possibilities, just waiting for you

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jun 06, 2016

By Katie James

The 2016 Hospital Design Supplement has the tools and tips to help you hone your design vision.

Stellar ways to store stuff

VETTED - May 24, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

This Arizona veterinary team has an almost-magical organizing and storage system. Let’s take a peek …