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There's no such thing as a 'rabies visit'

VETTED - Jul 20, 2017

Don't give up on a patient—or a pet owner. Every exam room visit is an opportunity to cherish and optimize a patient's health with needed vaccines, recommended diagnostics and care for problems a pet owner didn't even know the pet was facing. Here's how Dr. Ernie Ward makes the most out of what looks like a cursory visit.

Modern e-collar alternatives: Hot or not?

VETTED - Jul 13, 2017

Elizabethan collars are so four centuries ago. Is it time to step into the present with these new takes on the old solution to post-treatment patients biting or scratching themselves?

When death comes calling: Top diseases leading to veterinary euthanasia

VETTED - Jul 12, 2017

Here are the most common conditions Lap of Love hospice veterinarians see in their mobile euthanasia practice—and pointers on how to ease clients and patients down this difficult path.

Game of Thrones: Are veterinary leaders born or made?

VETTED - Jul 07, 2017

Why the hit HBO show has something to teach those who lead in veterinary medicine. Are you Stark, Lannister, a Direwolf or one of those misfit leaders? (Hint: I'm down with Khaleesi.)

Confessions: Pet pain, death and dying

dvm360.com - Jun 27, 2017

Caring for pets in their final moments is a frequent reality for veterinary professionals. Here are 30 of the most raw, poignant, honest and sometimes rueful confessions to highlight this special responsibility you have to your patients.

Holding steady during the ups and downs of a veterinary life

VETTED - Jun 22, 2017

The key to contentment is embracing what brings you passion—even if it's a downer at times—as well as those things that bring pure joy.

Breaking news

Exclusive report: New study reveals insights into pet owners’ purchasing decisions

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 20, 2017

By Kristi Reimer Fender, News Channel Director

Pet Owner Paths research pinpoints differences in how younger pet owners choose pet care.

ASPCA pet insurance provider announces new plan for companion horses

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 20, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Crum & Forster sells inaugural policy for rescued miniature horse Kachina.

Mind Over Miller: Lions, cobras and elephants—oh my!

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 20, 2017

By Robert M. Miller, DVM

Don't shrink from treating exotics. Dr. Robert Miller assures you that you've got this.

Clinical updates

Watch for dogs' nonverbal cues in the veterinary clinic

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 21, 2017

By John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB

Body language lets you get an early indicator of where the dog is, emotionally, says behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi.

Got a pyoderma? Step away from the systemics

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 20, 2017

By Sarah J. Wooten, DVM

At least until you know you need them, that is. For bacterial overgrowth and superficial cases, topical therapy may be all you need for your veterinary patients.

Journal Scan: The potential prognostic value of NT-proBNP assays in cats with congestive heart failure

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 20, 2017

By Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

Comparing a cat's initial concentration of this assay with the results at discharge and during follow-up may help assess survival time.

Practice life and business

I was blinded by fear. Don't be like me.

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 21, 2017

By Bree Montana, DVM

I helped my overworked, stressed-out, freaking-out self by creating a support group online for veterinarians and veterinary team members who feel the same way.

Vets Ask Dr. Dave: Am I a fraud?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 21, 2017

By Dave Nicol, BVMS, Cert. Mgmt MRCVS

You're not alone in wondering. CVC educator Dr. Dave Nicol takes on imposter syndrome.

A fenced yard does not equal pet enrichment for a dog

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 20, 2017

By John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB

Behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi says the backyard is no babysitter. Help your veterinary clients see that their dogs need emotional enrichment, not just space to run.

Teamwork and communication

Your veterinary clinic cat goes on strike

FIRSTLINE - Jul 20, 2017

By CC the Clinic Cat

What would happen if your clinic cat didn't show up for work?

Opioids: The prototypical painkillers

FIRSTLINE - Jul 20, 2017

By Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia)

I know, I know—you’ve already learned about opioids in school. But considering their prominence in veterinary pain control, it’s never a bad time to brush up on the basics.

Blood products in the trenches of transfusion medicine

FIRSTLINE - Jul 17, 2017

By Paula Plummer, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

From performing blood typing to administering blood transfusions, here are the blood products you should have on hand in your veterinary hospital.

Photo packages

Your veterinary clinic cat goes on strike

FIRSTLINE - Jul 20, 2017

By CC the Clinic Cat

What would happen if your clinic cat didn't show up for work?

The faces of chronic pain in the veterinary clinic

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 20, 2017

By Mindy Valcarcel, Editor, Medicine Channel Director, Robin Downing, DVM, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, CVA, MS

The last thing you want is to allow a pet to experience or subsist in pain. Take a trip through this photo gallery to make sure your pain detector is set on high and ready to take action.

Veterinary confessions: In control ... or out?

dvm360.com - Jul 07, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

We selected confessions from the Vet Confessionals Project that reflect the feelings of control (or lack thereof) that plague the profession.

Hospital design

Make your $5K remodel budget REALLY COUNT

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jul 14, 2017

By Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB

"Place that money where it does the most good," says veterinary architect Dan Chapel.

3 veterinary hospital design tips for exotic patients

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jul 10, 2017

By Vicki Pollard, CVT, AIA

Cat-friendly exam rooms and low-noise dog kennels are one thing. This veterinary architect goes beyond the cats and the dogs and offers a trio of ideas to pay special attention to birds, lizards, snakes and smaller mammals.

Meet the speakers: 2017 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jul 06, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Joining us in Kansas City Aug. 23 to 25? Get to know a little more about our design gurus who'll be running the show.