Tad Coles, DVM, MRSS-P, CCFP


Helping Those Who Cannot Help Themselves

A chance encounter with a homeless man and his dog leads one veterinarian to start a unique charity.

Beth Thompson, VMD


WVC 2017: Managing Cats With Upper Respiratory Infection

If you see cats in your practice, you undoubtedly will see a significant number of upper respiratory infections. At the 2017 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, Dr. Mike Lappin discussed 2 of the leading causes of respiratory infections in cats—bacterial and viral.

William Ray Folger, DVM, MS, DABVP (Feline Practice)


Feline Euthanasia - Part 2: Clinical Considerations and Technical Recommendations

Whether the procedure is performed in the clinic or at home, the veterinary team should always have the cat’s mental health and physical comfort and the owner’s feelings top of mind.

Shomari Hearn


Boomerang Kids Returning to Parents in May Need Ground Rules

’Boomerang’ kids typically raise a host of financial and family issues. That’s why open communication and setting some basic ground rules are important.

David S. Bradley, DVM, FASLMS


Laser Therapy Today

Photobiomodulation can improve healing—and quality of life—for veterinary patients with a host of health conditions.

Kristi Rosa


Researchers Use Komodo Dragons to Better Understand the Microbial Health of Captive Animals

Researchers take a closer look at how Komodo dragons interact with their environment to better understand the microbial health of captive animals.

Nicola M. Parry, BVSc, MRCVS, MSc, DACVP, ELS


The Veterinarian's Role in Beekeeping

In this billion-dollar industry, veterinarians are a major asset in maintaining the health of bee colonies.

Benjamin Sullivan, EA, CFP


Moving to a Low-Tax State? Make Sure You Crunch the Numbers

Moving to a new state can save you a lot of money over time. However, high-tax states are often suspicious of such moves, so it's important to keep track of your move-related documents.



Addressing an Animal Welfare Crisis

Oftentimes, many pet owners struggle to with having limited funds for veterinary care, yet organizations such as the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition are committed to giving the care that low-income households and their pets deserve.

Katherine A. Houpt, VMD, PhD, DACVB


Managing Noise Fears and Phobias

Many types of loud sounds can trigger phobias in dogs, but there are a number of ways to address the problem.

Carolyn C. Shadle, PhD


Diversity and inclusion: My journey

An expert in communication shares her experience learning more about the ins and outs of diversity, equality, and inclusion in the veterinary industry.

Anthony P. Carr,, DACVIM


When Should Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs Be Treated?

Results of a new study suggest that changes to current treatment recommendations for some dogs with mitral valve disease may be in order.

Dee Latham


Help Your Clients Outsmart Foxtails This Summer

The two main dangers posed by Foxtails are foreign-body reactions and infections.

April Brissette


Is Business Debt Consolidation Right for You?

Planning for the future can be tough if you’re saddled with multiple debts, interest rates and payment schedules.

Nicola M. Parry, BVSc, MRCVS, MSc, DipACVP


Four-Legged Pharmacists: Animals and Self-Medication

In recent decades, it has become well known that animals use plants to self-medicate.

American Veterinarian Editorial Staff


RECALL: Raw Food Recall Expanded Due to Listeriosis Risk

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods has expanded its recall of fresh-frozen Cow Pie products due to potential contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Michael Linardi


3 Essential Skills for Professional Excellence

Adopting these skills can make a real difference in the level of success you can achieve.

Katharine Sewell


The Biggest Risk Factor for MRSA Carriage Among Veterinary Workers

Can risk factors for MRSA carriage be identified in veterinary workers, thereby reducing the risk of nosocomial infections in animal patients?

Audrey Ruple, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVPM, MRCVS


In the trenches: The veterinarian's role in the One Health movement

By the nature of their knowledge and expertise, it is incumbent on veterinarians to promote this global initiative and educate medical doctors as equal partners in improving health around the world.

Jenina Pellegren


What Professionals Want You to Know Before Adopting a Pet

Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide. Veterinary and animal shelter professionals want potential owners to be prepared when considering adoption.

Paul Jacobs, CFP


Brexit Brings Investment Opportunities

For investors in the US, a few savvy moves can translate into increased investment income.

Chad M. Johannes, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM, Oncology)


New Veterinary Oncology Therapeutics

Cancer research is advancing at an unprecedented pace, bringing a host of new treatment possibilities.

Louise S. Dunntrainer W. Steven Brown published a book about serious errors managers make that affect their ability to manage


Attention, Managers: Are You Making These Leadership Errors?

Managers can develop team members’ skills, knowledge and self-esteem, or they can create animosity, mistrust and doubt.

Randy Hall


Your Practice's Growth Starts With You

Your personal development as a leader is tied directly to the evolution and prosperity of your business.

Joe Hannan


The Top 5 Smartphone Apps of 2016

These are the five apps that stood out to the editors at VMD this year. We judged and ranked them on three criteria: They had to be useful, they had to be affordable, and they had to solve a problem.

Mike Hennessy, Sr, Chairman


Addressing an Animal Welfare Crisis

Oftentimes, many pet owners struggle to with having limited funds for veterinary care, yet organizations such as the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition are committed to giving the care that low-income households and their pets deserve.

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