Breaking news

AAVMC opens nominations for veterinary achievement and service awards

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 17, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Winners will be honored at annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

New dehorning, castration guidelines put DVMs in middle of painful discussion

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 17, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

These guidelines from AABP cover age of beef and dairy cattle at castration and dehorning, proper chemical or manual restraint, and anesthesia and pain relief.

Blog: Why it’s a great decision to be a veterinarian

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 15, 2014

By Mark Cushing, JD, Animal Policy Group

Demographic trends point to increasing demand for veterinary services.

Clinical updates

CAPC Tick of the Month: Western blacklegged ticks

CAPC - Sep 18, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Think that because summer is over you can stop worrying about ticks? Dr. Mike Dryden explains when and where you should be looking for Western blacklegged ticks.

Tick personalities: From friendly to sinister

CAPC - Sep 18, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

You may never have considered that tick genera have personalities but Dr. Susan Little has. She may not have given them a Rorschach's inkblot test, but she does give us some insight into their personalities, which also gives us insight into what to expect in an infestation.

Toxicology case: AA toxicosis: Alkaline battery exposure in a dog

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Sep 17, 2014

By Camille DeClementi, VMD, DABT, DABVT

A look at the case management of a 1-year old Australian shepherd dog who presented to a veterinary clinic for evaluation after chewing on two AA alkaline batteries.

Practice life and business

Can associates motivate the veterinary team?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 16, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Although associate veterinarians may not manage or own the practice, Denise Tumblin, CPA, says there are several ways they can—and should— motivate team members.

Minding the veterinary mentorship gap

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 15, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

For many young veterinarians, buying a practice is a logical career move. But Denise Tumblin, CPA, says that just as when learning medicine, they need to find and lean on the right resources and mentors first.

Veterinary ownership is harder than it used to be: Here’s why

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 09, 2014

By Jeff Werber, DVM

The costs of doing business go up—but the ability to charge more doesn’t. Still loving the profession, Dr. Jeff Werber, a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member, talks about the troubles he’s seen.

Teamwork and communication

Nutrition myths: How veterinary technicians can bite back with facts

FIRSTLINE - Sep 09, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Ann Wortinger, LVT, VTS (nutrition), serves up nutrition facts on gluten-free, raw and other marketed diets and dishes advice for team members who want to start the nutrition discussion with pet owners. Firstline Editor Portia Stewart interviews.

Brighten your veterinary workday with bingo

FIRSTLINE - Sep 01, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

To ease the strain of the not-so-fun part of practice, try front and back office bingo.

Quick tip: Recycle empty pet food sacks

FIRSTLINE - Sep 01, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Use this idea to save money on trash bags and be more environmentally friendly.

Photo packages

Your veterinary clinic cat texts again

FIRSTLINE - Sep 06, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

CC the Clinic Cat has practice improvement ideas and a penchant for texting. See this clever kitty’s list of demands to keep her feeling feline fine at your veterinary practice.

The dogs of CVC Kansas City 2014

FIRSTLINE - Aug 26, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

We sniffed out the cutest canines at the conference and compiled a dizzying array of dogs in this quick, feel-good video.

Peanut Wigglebutt tops list of wacky names for dogs

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 15, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Veterinary pet insurance provider shares stories of how policy holders named pets.

Hospital design

Cost per square foot: Clear up the confusion

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 01, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Count on another practice’s arbitrary figure, and you may be setting yourself up for disappointment when you see your own real numbers.

Veterinary design project survives and thrives through recession

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Aug 27, 2014

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

With determination and grit, these practice owners battled a tough economy to build a booming business.

How isolated is your isolation ward?

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Aug 25, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Dr. Ken Schenk of Mueller Pet Medical Center—the 2014 Hospital of the Year Award winner—shares the thought and planning that went into the orientation of his clinic's ward.

Lighting tricks to transform your veterinary hospital

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Aug 24, 2014

By Victoria Biondi, Assistant Content Specialist

Learn how strategic light fixture placement can reflect different spatial impressions of any room in your clinic.