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How to make a great impression (smear)

VETTED - Sep 14, 2018

When it comes to diagnosing that crusty veterinary patient with otitis, Dr. Laura Wilson says you’re gonna need to put your best cytology slide forward.

A veterinary surgeon’s take on designing an operating room


You know the layout of these spaces is important. Here’s what a boarded surgeon thinks is crucial to include.

If these shelves could talk ...

VETTED - Sep 04, 2018

... they'd be a fairy tale of pet-care happy endings, or a horror movie about not enough, or too much, on the shelves. Here are short answers to five frequently asked inventory questions you can share with everyone on your hospital team that can help explain the importance of inventory management in a pet hospital and get the basics right.

Minimally invasive ways to bring Fear Free to veterinary surgery

VETTED - Aug 30, 2018

Tips for reducing fear, anxiety and stress in your surgical patients (and the people who own them).

So you really want to increase profits?

VETTED - Aug 29, 2018

Free vaccines! Loyalty points! Dental care discounts!

The rabies hall of fame: Famous fictional lives (and deaths)

VETTED - Aug 23, 2018

Sure, you’ve heard of Old Yeller, but how about Tea Cake? Take a stroll through U.S. literary history to learn more about these renowned rabies cases from books, movies and television—and don’t forget that World Rabies Awareness Day is Sept. 28.

Breaking news

Banfield: Flea allergy dermatitis up 67% in cats, 13% in dogs in past 10 years

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 14, 2018

By Kristi Reimer Fender, News Channel Director

State of Pet Health Report highlights rise in prevalence that parallels increase in flea infestations in veterinary patients.

A standout veterinary contract

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 13, 2018

By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

Poorly written agreements are all too common, so a well-devised contract is cause for celebration. Before you sign your name on the dotted line (or ask someone else to do so), consider these exceptional provisions benefitting both the associate and the practice.

3 steps to improving well-being and managing stress in veterinary practice

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 12, 2018

By John Volk, Elizabeth Strand, PhD

Stress on the job can be a good thing. It means you care about patients and clients, and it can help you do your best work. But out-of-control stress can harm your emotional well-being and physical body. Here are tips to manage your own stress and share that knowledge with your team.

Clinical updates

'Otitis again?' Solving those seemingly endless ear infections


By Mindy Valcarcel, Editor, Medicine Channel Director

An infection's recurrent nature stems from the many factors at play in your veterinary patients' poor sore ears. Here's what to note in the exam room to keep on top of it and stop the cycle.

Client handout: Types of otitis and what to watch for


By Ciera Sallese, CVT, VTS

Educate your veterinary clients on the basics of otitis externa, media and interna and how you’ll get to a diagnosis.

Veterinary parasites to be concerned about


By Richard Gerhold, DVM, MS, PhD

Specialist says, "take your pick." Yeah, there are that many.

Practice life and business

The otitis case that changed my business


By Kathryn Primm, DVM

When the owner of a Lhasa apso with chronic otitis refused to bring her dog in for a recheck, I turned the problem into a new policy at my veterinary hospital.

Your money, your life: Does this app save or break my bank?

VETTED - Sep 07, 2018

By David Lazenby, PhD, Stephen Brinker

When it comes to repaying veterinary school debt, are money-saving apps like Digit worth the download, or will the fine print cost more in the long run?

‘Shark Tank’ for animal companies


By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

Pharmaceuticals fill out most companies that show up to compete for attention at the KC Animal Health Investment Forum, but these three companies got us thinking about activity monitors, pet food and smartphone apps.

Teamwork and communication

Are you 'earing what I’m saying?

FIRSTLINE - Sep 14, 2018

By Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

Five hard truths that veterinary technicians should tell veterinarians about otitis visits. (And if they're not, maybe they should be.)

Ask Katie: The building blocks of team building

FIRSTLINE - Sep 12, 2018

By Katie Adams, CVPM

Where’s the jumping-off point for jumping into veterinary team building activities? Here are a few of my favorite resources.

Ask Katie: So, wellness plans … well?

FIRSTLINE - Sep 12, 2018

By Katie Adams, CVPM

Give it to me straight, says one reader. Are veterinary wellness plans worth the time?

Photo packages

Meet the 2018 dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year finalists

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 18, 2018

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

These 10 top-notch finalists are pros at tackling veterinary practice problems. How will they inspire you?

Fetch dvm360 doodle: 6 trends in vet med

FIRSTLINE - Aug 15, 2018

By Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director

From leveraging technicians and digital recruiting to consolidation and the Fear Free movement, check out Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Bash Halow's biggest predictions for 2020 and beyond.

A gallery of meow-sterpieces

FIRSTLINE - Aug 08, 2018

By Hannah Wagle, Assistant Content Specialist

Paintings become that much better with a pudgy tabby cat added into the mix, don’t you agree?

Hospital design

Consider maintenance and image for veterinary clinic exteriors


By Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB

Brick used to be all the rage, but this architect says there are many great options now.

A veterinary surgeon’s take on designing an operating room


By David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

You know the layout of these spaces is important. Here’s what a boarded surgeon thinks is crucial to include.

Grow with the flow

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 07, 2018

By Ashley Griffin

For Queenstown Veterinary Hospital in Queenstown, Maryland, bigger is better for clients, patients and staff. Find out how this tiny clinic on the coast evolved into a hospital with an award-winning floor plan.