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Vetted: Because practice ain't perfect

Going above and beyond NSAIDs to banish pain and inflammation

VETTED - Nov 21, 2018

The linkages among inflammation, obesity, osteoarthritis and chronic maladaptive pain call for a multimodal rethinking of the best way to help our veterinary patients—including taking their fat compartments into consideration.

Swipe left to get it right: Avoiding ethics exhaustion by matching with the right veterinary team

VETTED - Nov 20, 2018

Determine how you’d handle certain situations, like convenience euthanasia, and how your ideals fit in with a practice’s culture before making a match during the hiring process.

Fear Free quick tip: Pot holders good for more than just the kitchen

VETTED - Nov 19, 2018

Veterinary teams can use a few inexpensive silicone pot holders to distract canine patients, says Dr. Julie Reck.

“Can I use coconut oil as Fifi’s fat source?”

VETTED - Nov 15, 2018

If questions about coconut oil are popping up in your exam room, just a spoonful of advice from veterinary nutritionist Dr. Angela Rollins should help give you some direction.

Foiled veterinary student debt solutions—a dvm360 diagram

VETTED - Nov 14, 2018

Want innovative ways to tackle your student debt? This veterinarian has done the thinking through it for you.

Letter to Vetted: You’ve got pet insurance all wrong!

VETTED - Nov 13, 2018

An RVT with 15 years’ experience writes us to say a DVM who worries that pet insurance will go the way of human healthcare insurance is all wrong.

Breaking news

Commentary: The importance of in-clinic veterinary blood donor programs

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 21, 2018

By Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS, DACVA, DACVB

A recent public exposure of a canine blood supply company leaves Dr. Nicholas Dodman asking all those who love dogs to consider the best practices for blood donation.

dvm360 product report: Diagnostic, treatment advances for dogs and horses, and more

dvm360.com - Nov 19, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

In our latest roundup, you'll find oral med help for dogs, a client communication tool, and a vaccine combo as well as a convenient imaging option for horses.

AAFP releases consensus statement on feline feeding

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 16, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Association aims to address the behavioral needs of cats and reduce stress-related eating problems.

Clinical updates

Going above and beyond NSAIDs to banish pain and inflammation

VETTED - Nov 21, 2018

By Robin Downing, DVM, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, CVA, MS

The linkages among inflammation, obesity, osteoarthritis and chronic maladaptive pain call for a multimodal rethinking of the best way to help our veterinary patients—including taking their fat compartments into consideration.

Swipe left to get it right: Avoiding ethics exhaustion by matching with the right veterinary team

VETTED - Nov 20, 2018

By Sonnya Dennis, DVM, DABVP

Determine how you’d handle certain situations, like convenience euthanasia, and how your ideals fit in with a practice’s culture before making a match during the hiring process.

Fear Free quick tip: Pot holders good for more than just the kitchen

VETTED - Nov 19, 2018

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Veterinary teams can use a few inexpensive silicone pot holders to distract canine patients, says Dr. Julie Reck.

Practice life and business

Do I get production on flea preventives?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Nov 21, 2018

By Mark Opperman, BS, CVPM

The veterinary practice owner says they can’t afford to include preventives in my ProSal pay. Is that fair?

We went no-declaw. You can too.

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Nov 20, 2018

By Amy Zellweger

We looked at the evidence in our own practice and took a whole-team (and client-education) approach to making the big change to stop performing declaws.

Your Veterinary Voice, Episode 19: Dr. Hilal Dogan and the Fetch dvm360 conference "Nurture" pillar

dvm360.com - Nov 14, 2018

By Hilal Dogan, BVSc, CCTP, Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director, Troy Van Horn

Meditation, yoga, self-care. It's about keeping yourself together so you can give your best to patients.

Teamwork and communication

The vet tech debt dilemma

FIRSTLINE - Nov 21, 2018

By Kyle Wendy Skultety, LVT, CVT

For many veterinary technicians, the cost of school just doesn't add up to the money they can make in a practice. Here's what vet techs told me about their debt, finances and frustrations as well as the passion that keeps them holding on.

Veterinary receptionists' vital role in emergency medicine

FIRSTLINE - Nov 20, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

This specialist says the front desk is the first point of triage when critical cases come in the door.

Data: What technicians owe and how much they get paid

FIRSTLINE - Nov 20, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Our 2018 dvm360 Student Debt Survey dug into, not just veterinarians' school debt, but the debt veterinary technicians carry and how much they get paid. Here's how it shook out, with 199 veterinary technicians responding.

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Data: What technicians owe and how much they get paid

FIRSTLINE - Nov 20, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Our 2018 dvm360 Student Debt Survey dug into, not just veterinarians' school debt, but the debt veterinary technicians carry and how much they get paid. Here's how it shook out, with 199 veterinary technicians responding.

Generation Debt (or not)

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 08, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Before you judge your colleagues, take a long, hard look at our survey data on the educational debt they carry and why it might be limiting their choices ... and, overall, bumming them out.

Vet confessions: Find someone to lean on

dvm360.com - Oct 01, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Veterinary professionals lean toward introversion most of the time, but there’s value in fostering the connections in your life.

Hospital design

Freaked out pets? Try outdoor examinations

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Nov 16, 2018

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

Assessing veterinary patients doesn't have to mean taking them into a 'scary' exam room.

Veterinary hospitals: Brick and mortar or mobile?

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Nov 02, 2018

By Gary I. Glassman, CPA

A movable clinic might be just the right thing for your clientele.

Open wide … to two crucial hospital design details

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Nov 01, 2018

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

Many a veterinary practice owner has gotten bogged down and overwhelmed obsessing over every tiny little detail of every surface of every room of their new hospital. But you can’t go wrong thinking about these two things.