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Canine hypothyroidism: Shield your patients from overdiagnosis

VETTED - Oct 11, 2017

According to experts like Dr. Bruyette, hypothyroidism is the most overdiagnosed endocrine disorder in dogs. Here’s how you can be sure you’re not part of the overdiagnosis crowd.

Canine hypothyroidism: Supplementation and monitoring updates

VETTED - Oct 10, 2017

Yawn ... you already know about hypothyroidism treatment in dogs. What's the big deal? A LOT! Including the fact that you may be oversupplementing that levothyroxine. Dr. Bruyette talks the latest and greatest in the realm of canine hypothyroidism.

Don’t let ringworm run rings around your veterinary patients

VETTED - Oct 10, 2017

Are you caught up on the latest veterinary developments for managing ringworm? (Hint: There’s a new diagnostic test and new drug at your dermatophytosis-demolishing disposal.)

Tip: Low-stress talk about high-stress bills

VETTED - Oct 10, 2017

Spring a high cost on a client they weren't expecting, you get grief. So, when you see an important but nonurgent procedure in the veterinary exam room that needs to be done SOON but not NOW, give them a heads-up.

Veterinary product pipeline: Fixes for your biggest frustrations may be on the horizon

VETTED - Oct 10, 2017

Pet obesity, itchy dogs and slow diagnostic results are among the veterinary problems tackled by this year’s presenting companies at the 2017 Animal Health Investment Forum.

Personal accounts: True tales of veterinary spending

dvm360.com - Oct 07, 2017

Ever wondered, "How can my coworker afford THAT?" or thought, "I don't know how anyone lives on what she makes?" Here's your chance to see how other veterinary professionals are managing their money.

Breaking news

The ethics of enrichment

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 17, 2017

By Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM

Keeping pets’ pain and fear to a minimum is great—but it’s not enough for a good quality of life. Animals need an environment in which they can thrive and be happy. And veterinarians are obligated to help make this happen.

Don't run from reading this book on the ethics of owning a pet

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 12, 2017

By Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, CVMA, CCRT, CAAPM

You might not feel the same about animal ownership after reading Run Spot Run, but it’s better to be aware of the good as well as the bad for your veterinary patients.

Bringing balance to your veterinary practice’s financial health

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 10, 2017

By Michael Dicks, PhD, Bridgette Bain, PhD

If you don’t consider the balance sheet along with your income statement, you really have no idea if your business is healthy.

Clinical updates

What to tell clients about cats' chronic diarrhea

dvm360.com - Oct 17, 2017

By David C. Twedt, DVM, DACVIM

Cat owners need to know all hope is not lost.

World's cutest dog muzzle?

VETTED - Oct 17, 2017

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

This soft, duck-billed muzzle might turn an angry dog outburst into a funny angry-Donald Duck-like experience. Veterinary professionals, decide for yourself.

Meowslow’s hierachy of needs


By Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)

Cats have needs beyond food and shelter. And the better you and your veterinary clients understand these needs, the closer the kitties in your clinic will come to reaching their full potential.

Practice life and business

Two ideas for talking about feline constipation on social media


By dvm360.com staff

Do you feel stuck when it comes to educating clients about this common veterinary issue? Here are a couple of ways to get conversation flowing.

Weapons for the war on boredom


By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

Ain't nobody got time for pet enrichment when you're just trying to talk clients into crucial medical work. But our latest veterinary survey shows pet enrichment IS on your mind, so maybe it should also be in your exam room recommendations, your online pharmacy and in the reception area.

Hey! Who ordered an on-call specialty tech?


By Jill Bechtel, BS, RVT, CVPM

Our veterinary specialty and emergency hospital was calling in technicians for work they weren't ready for, work that didn't need to be urgently done, and after proverbial fires were already out. My protocol helped fix it.

Teamwork and communication

My Fear Free success story

FIRSTLINE - Oct 17, 2017

By Debbie Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (behavior)

This VTS shares a low-stress handling win from the real world.

Batting around enrichment in the veterinary hospital

FIRSTLINE - Oct 16, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Exclusive data from the dvm360 Clinical Updates: Pet Enrichment Survey reveals how many practices are offering enrichment—and what they're doing to focus on the pet's experience.

Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week with us

FIRSTLINE - Oct 15, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Appreciation and inspiration for the technicians who serve pets and people every day.

Photo packages

What vet techs say behind your back


By dvm360.com staff

Everyone loves on vet techs during National Veterinary Technician Week, but the rest of the year many of them don't get the recognition and respect they deserve. Here are veterinary technician and doctor confessions on the special abilities—and sad situation—of the talented certified technician.

Your patients are bored to death

Oct 07, 2017

By Sarah J. Wooten, DVM

Use these 10 quick and easy pet enrichment tips to help your clients put the “play” back in pets’ “playtime.”

Come one, come all: DIY Halloween costumes are waiting for you

FIRSTLINE - Oct 04, 2017

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

From Bat-Cat to Harry Pupper, there’s something for pets of all sizes in these easy costumes.

Hospital design

Offering refreshments is ahhhh-cheivable


By dvm360.com staff

Finding space to offer your veterinary clients refreshments is easier than you think. Here are some examples to bring you inspiration.

5 tips from award-winning veterinary hospital owners


By dvm360.com staff

Need some veterinary hospital design inspiration and ideas? Here are five quick ideas and words of wisdom to use now or bank for your dream hospital in the future.

Is separating species in a veterinary facility too costly?


By Vicki Pollard, CVT, AIA

Smart design can keep stress low and patients at ease.