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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.

The 4 phases of orthopedic rehabilitation

VETTED - Jun 08, 2017

A step-by-step guide to getting your veterinary orthopedic patients up and at ’em after injury or surgery.

5 vile veterinary derm conditions that get under my skin

VETTED - Jun 05, 2017

When the going gets gross, get going on finding solutions that preserve both the health of the pet and the human-animal bond.

Data on digital radiography systems: Do you DR?

VETTED - Jun 02, 2017

We asked survey-takers to tell us about their experiences selecting, financing and practicing with a digital radiography system. Here's their sage advice.

Veterinary dermatologist claps back at shady allergy tests

VETTED - May 21, 2017

Dr. Anthea Schick and her team weren't impressed with sketchy hair and saliva allergy test kits fooling pet owners. So they decided to do something about it.

Veterinary secrets spotted at CVC Virginia Beach

dvm360.com - May 21, 2017

Despite highs and lows, you chose a career in veterinary medicine. And here's a group of people who know exactly what you're going through.

Breaking news

'I am an angel of death'

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 23, 2017

By Melanie Santspree, DVM

I wear that title as a badge of honor. My value as a veterinarian lies in the art and skill of death at the heart of my mobile hospice practice.

Fear Free initiative sees enrollment of more than 14,000 in first year

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 22, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Around 5,500 veterinary professionals and other animal care workers already certified, organization reports.

Commentary: Exploring the canine brain

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 19, 2017

By Kristi Reimer, Editor, News Channel Director

Dognition helps pet owners understand—and bond with—their dogs.

Clinical updates

Journal Scan: The risks you don’t know can hurt you

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jun 20, 2017

By Lara Bartl, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline)

Literature show that precaution in the workplace is essential for women of childbearing age.

Clinical Rounds: Multiple myeloma in a 9-year-old Labrador

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jun 20, 2017

By Jeanne Larson, DVM, DACVIM (oncology), Lark Walters, DVM, Lisa Viesselmann, DVM, Isabella Pfeiffer, DVM, DECVIM-CA (oncology), DACVR (radiation oncology), Allison Watson, DVM, Marie DeSwarte, DVM, DECVDI, DACVR

Five different perspectives provide an in-depth, well-rounded understanding of this rare cancer and how it affected an older dog’s quality of life.

Protein restriction is important in cats with chronic kidney disease, but ...

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jun 19, 2017

By Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)

CVC educator Dr. Margie Scherk says take it case-by-case and assess muscle and body condition.

Practice life and business

Is your veterinary clinic's digital media paying for itself?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 21, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Here's a simple formula to see if your website and social media platforms are doing their jobs.

4 things pet owners aren't telling you

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 21, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

A wildly innovative session at all three CVC shows this year puts pet owners in a room and on camera with a classroom of attendees next door listening to their exam room and practice experiences. Here are four things moderator Brian Conrad, CVPM, learned at the first one in Virginia Beach.

Are nail trims a real nail-biter?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 16, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Don’t stress! Here’s a handy how-to handout for veterinary clients wanting to make at-home nail trimming a breeze, plus tips for what to do and say for anxious in-clinic nail trims.

Teamwork and communication

Data: The truth about tick control

FIRSTLINE - Jun 20, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

What veterinary clients don't know about tick control can hurt them. Here's a look at who's buying tick control, why clients resist and more.

Marley’s Garden: Our patient memorial

FIRSTLINE - Jun 19, 2017

By Nicole Burruss

Our practice created a special garden to remember the pets that are no longer with us. This rock garden has become a foundation for our relationship with pets and their families.

Pet loss: Help heal their hearts

Jun 19, 2017

By Stephanie N. Ferrara

Why you need a bereavement coordinator—and how it helps your veterinary team.

Photo packages

Techs: Find your spirit animal

FIRSTLINE - Jun 07, 2017

By Sarah Mouton Dowdy, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Are you a pus-loving lemur, or a psychic skunk? True veterinary tech spirit animal enlightenment awaits!

Veterinary secrets spotted at CVC Virginia Beach

dvm360.com - May 21, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Despite highs and lows, you chose a career in veterinary medicine. And here's a group of people who know exactly what you're going through.

Whimsical beauty: Bringing animals to life through mixed-media

VETTED - May 20, 2017

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Mixing paint, paper and fabric, Ande Hall highlights what makes animals special.

Hospital design

The Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference provides focus and feedback

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jun 21, 2017

By Gary I. Glassman, CPA

CVC educator Gary Glassman calls it, "The greatest forum to understand all of the aspects of your project."

I needed to bring WHAT?

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jun 19, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Before you show up to talk to your accountant, your architect, your builder or your engineer at the Hospital Design Conference or your own town, you need these. Nothing’s worse than an, “oh, that’s at home!” conversation to start off your big hospital build.

Two tips for potential leasehold veterinary practices

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jun 09, 2017

By Wayne Usiak, AIA

Wayne Usiak, AIA, shares strategies for location selection and maximizing small spaces.