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Blog: After 2.5 years studying pet meds market, FTC calls ... drumroll ... for more study

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 28, 2015

By Mark Cushing, JD, Animal Policy Group

Report presents misguided conclusions but does not demand federal legislation mandating veterinary prescriptions.

K-State veterinary researchers create new method of avian influenza vaccine development

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 28, 2015

By Julie Scheidegger

Testing shows method may extend beyond poultry to pigs, cattle and sheep.

Veterinary group targets September as Animal Pain Awareness Month

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 28, 2015

By Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT

IVAPM looks to help pet owners recognize animal pain and seek veterinary care.

Clinical updates

Hypertonic phosphate enema intoxication in dogs and cats

ASPCA APCC - May 27, 2015

By Laura A. Stern, DVM, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center staff

Whether exposed due to an outdated therapeutic recommendation or a client attempting at-home treatment, your veterinary patients receiving these enemas need immediate attention.

Letter to Veterinary Medicine: Behavior should be strongly considered in curriculum for veterinary students

VETERINARY MEDICINE - May 20, 2015

By dvm360.com staff

While behavior has come a long way, there’s still lots of room for improvement.

Journal Scan: SDMA pinpointed as biomarker for feline renal disease

VETERINARY MEDICINE - May 20, 2015

By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM

Does this form of testing hold the key to diagnosing deterioration of the kidney in cats earlier?

Practice life and business

Download this tool to help clients talk to a breeder's veterinarian

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 29, 2015

By Krista Magnifico, DVM

Emphasize these 5 things to educate clients on reputable breeders.

Take a stand and educate veterinary clients about breeders

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 29, 2015

By Krista Magnifico, DVM

We can't ignore our place in client education and more responsible pet adoption anymore.

To save a puppy

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 26, 2015

By Andrew Rollo, DVM

We dare you not to cry at this story. It’s one of a million reminders every day that veterinarians have to charge for their services to keep the doors open, but very few are “in it for the money.”

Teamwork and communication

Back Office Blunders, Episode 1: Celebrity vaccine recommendations

FIRSTLINE - May 28, 2015

By Dr. Sarah Wooten, Oriana D. Scislowicz, BS, LVT

Disaster strikes during a routine veterinary appointment when the client resists the practice's vaccination recommendations. What would you do?

5 tips from the front lines: The Veterinary Receptionist of the Year shares advice

FIRSTLINE - May 26, 2015

By Matthew Kenwright, Assistant Content Specialist

Emotional intelligence distinguishes great receptionists from OK front desk workers, says veterinary hospital veteran Bob Gauthier.

Your veterinary clinic cat gets bored at work

FIRSTLINE - May 22, 2015

By dvm360.com staff

Left to her own devices, CC the Clinic Cat finds new ways to disrupt your work day.

Photo packages

Your veterinary clinic cat gets bored at work

FIRSTLINE - May 22, 2015

By dvm360.com staff

Left to her own devices, CC the Clinic Cat finds new ways to disrupt your work day.

VetConfessionals: Veterinary secrets, shared at CVC 2015

dvm360.com - May 17, 2015

By dvm360.com staff

From sweet to sad (and sometimes silly) these confessions give you insights into the real lives of veterinary professionals from around the country.

Veterinary medicine explained through emoji

FIRSTLINE - May 13, 2015

By dvm360.com staff

This virtual visual dictionary uses emoji to define some of the common terms—including symptoms and diagnoses—in the veterinary profession. Click on the emojis for links to relevant information on each of these topics.

Hospital design

2 great reasons to attend the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - May 27, 2015

By Wayne Usiak, AIA

The yearly event is an unparalleled source of inspiration and knowledge

Does our veterinary clinic need an interior designer?

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - May 18, 2015

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

Manage clients' first impressions and overall view of your practice

2015 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design People's Choice Award winner: Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Apr 17, 2015

By dvm360.com staff

The people have chosen! Check out all the details of this Connecticut conversion veterinary practice.