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P.E.T. phone home

VETTED - Jul 22, 2016

Are your clients—not your patients—the ones suffering from separation anxiety? The PetChatz two-way videophone lets them interact with their pet anytime, anywhere.

What we're reading, watching, skimming: Captive Roman creatures and captivating caprine edition

VETTED - Jul 21, 2016

An exploration of exotic animal capture in ancient Rome and more fuel behind our love of goats—plus cuteness overload from down under.

Renal function analysis: A study in contrast agents

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 21, 2016

Veterinary radiologist Dr. Anthony Pease explains why contrast agents are a quick, easy way to examine the urinary tract.

Glow show

VETTED - Jul 19, 2016

Nature provides the flash for photos of fireflies in Japan.

Taking the bite out of tooth extractions

VETTED - Jul 19, 2016

The old string around the tooth trick won't work with your veterinary patients. But here are some tips to help you slam the door on your fears of tooth extraction.

It’s not magic: The skinny on treating canine atopic dermatitis

VETTED - Jul 19, 2016

Red, itchy skin is more than just an annoying problem. It negatively affects a dog’s quality of life and can lead to secondary infections. Fortunately, this overview of your therapeutic options and step-by-step treatment strategy can help you provide relief to your itchy patients—and as a bonus, this veterinary dermatologist throws in a few treatment tricks of the trade.

Breaking news

UC Davis equine veterinarians warn of Pistacia poisonings

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 21, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Leaves and seeds of pistachio-related genus can cause hemolytic anemia, death in horses.

DVMs encouraged to fight for ferals Oct. 16

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 21, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

National Feral Cat Day is only possible with the help of veterinarians and veterinary technicians helping community cats and trap-neuter-return programs nationwide, according to Alley Cat Allies.

Bow-killing veterinarian's motion for new trial denied

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 19, 2016

By Katie James

Administrative law judges overseeing the case find Kristen Lindsey failed to show good cause.

Clinical updates

Renal function analysis: A study in contrast agents

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 21, 2016

By Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR

Veterinary radiologist Dr. Anthony Pease explains why contrast agents are a quick, easy way to examine the urinary tract.

Taking the bite out of tooth extractions

VETTED - Jul 19, 2016

By Meghan E. Burns, DVM

The old string around the tooth trick won't work with your veterinary patients. But here are some tips to help you slam the door on your fears of tooth extraction.

Sharp mandibular canine tooth extraction advice

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 19, 2016

By Matthew Lemmons, DVM, DAVDC

How to avoid iatrogenic fracture when removing these tricky teeth.

Practice life and business

What's that racket?! Help clients learn about noise aversion

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 18, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Crash! Bang!! Boom!!! We all startle at loud noises, but do your clients know if loud or sudden noises are seriously affecting their dog's quality of life?

Into the fires of Mordor: Overcoming your biggest veterinary fears

VETTED - Jul 18, 2016

By Hilal Dogan, BVSc

"One does not simply walk" fearlessly through life. Dr. Hilal Dogan knew that FOR SURE in the case of her early fear of surgery.

New tricks for tired old senior diagnostic discussions

VETTED - Jul 15, 2016

By Roger Zinn, CVPM

Old. Geriatric. Senior! How do these words make you feel? It's time to reframe your senior diagnostic conversations with veterinary clients with these three steps with this advice from a dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year contestant.

Teamwork and communication

When the doctor is NOT in

FIRSTLINE - Jul 22, 2016

By Shannon Alarcon

Our two-doctor veterinary show turned into a solo act when a DVM went out on a well-deserved maternity leave. Here are seven pieces of advice for other managers and teams living through a veterinarian's extended leave.

Glow show

VETTED - Jul 19, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Nature provides the flash for photos of fireflies in Japan.

Are you ready to handle angry or threatening non-clients?

FIRSTLINE - Jul 19, 2016

By Kyle Palmer, CVT

The proper training makes a world of difference when it comes to decelerating a tense situation.

Photo packages

Practice management hacks: Advice to a new manager on how to manage staff and be a successful boss

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 14, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

VHMA members spill their best-kept secrets for successful staff management.

Safety first! Common dog-park related medical mishaps and how pet owners can prevent them

dvm360.com - Jul 14, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

The costs of injuries at the dog park are, well, no walk in the park for your clients. Make sure they understand how to avoid risks while enjoying the puppy playground.

Practice management hacks: What's your advice for the best client experience?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 12, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

VHMA members spill their best kept secrets for better customer service.

Hospital design

Disaster preparedness: More than just codes

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jul 19, 2016

By Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB

Making your veterinary facility ready to handle nature's worst doesn't end with construction.

Your Veterinary Voice episode 4: Meet Heather Lewis, AIA, NCARB

VETTED - Jul 13, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

You might wonder what a veterinary podcast is doing interviewing an architect. But Heather Lewis, partner at Animal Arts, a firm in Boulder, Colorado, is no ordinary architect—she's also a devoted advocate of minimizing pets' stress and anxiety during their veterinary visits. And she's got a lot to tell you!

Making history with veterinary care

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jul 01, 2016

By Ashley Griffin

This veterinary hospital was, in fact, born in a barn. Find out how this team turned a historic landmark into a state-of-the-art veterinary facility.