Author | Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

Michael Nappier is assistant professor of community practice in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia.


Checking all the boxes in veterinary wellness visits

The diagnostic power of veterinary wellness visit screenings is undeniable, but deciding what tests should be run for all your patients is daunting. Here’s a guide to doing it right.

When cats get hangry…

A new study finds an explanation for why it’s so difficult for owners of obese cats to restrict their pet’s diet.

Vector-borne disease prevalence in dogs with proteinuria

A new study attempts to understand the potential associations between vector-borne diseases and proteinuria in a southeastern U.S. canine population.

Medium-chain triglycerides and seizure control in dogs

A new study shows that dogs fed a diet high in medium-chain triglycerides had a significant reduction in seizure frequency compared with control dogs.