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Ava Frick, DVM, CVC, FAIS

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Electroceuticals: The Wave of the Future Is Now

Although still in its infancy in veterinary medicine, targeting neural circuits with electricity offers huge potential to provide focused, personalized treatment for a variety of ailments.


John L. Meyer, MA, PhD

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Helping Them Heal: What to Say, Do for Grieving Clients

Helping clients through the grieving process after the loss of a beloved pet can bond them to your practice. Here’s what to do (and not to do).


Sarah Handzel, BSN, RN

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New Regulations Finalized for Organic Farm Animals

Organic livestock and poultry producers must now follow more stringent animal welfare regulations.


Elizabeth Strand, MSSW, PhD

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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.



Debbie Martin, LVT, VTS (Behavior)

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The Keys to Kitten Socialization

Ensuring that clients understand the importance of socialization—and how to do it right—is the key to raising a calm pet that is comfortable in multiple surroundings.


Mary Beth Koester, CVA

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Best in Show: Why Practice Valuation Is Smart Business

Routine business checkups provide a starting point for developing a management roadmap, identifying growth opportunities and enabling a higher sale price for your practice.


Laura Hoot

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Making Room in Your Practice for Boutique Services

Offering new services in your hospital can be a gateway to happier clients, a more satisfied staff and a healthier bottom line.


Rebecca A Packer, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology/Neurosurgery)

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Intranasal Midazolam or Rectal Diazepam for Seizures?

Study results show that intranasal midazolam has some real advantages for managing status epilepticus.


Tad Coles, DVM, MRSS-P, CCFP

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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Laser Therapy Today

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


Kristi Rosa

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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

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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

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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.


Kristen Crossley, MA, Associate Editorial Director

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Inventory management program named winner of the 2024 Pet Pitch Competition

Inventory Ally was 1 of 3 finalists selected from the 60 startup companies competing in the annual Shark Tank-style program.


CEO

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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

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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

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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, Dr.med.vet., DACVIM

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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

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Help Your Clients Outsmart Foxtails This Summer

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


April Brissette

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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

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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

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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

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3 Essential Skills for Professional Excellence

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


Katharine Sewell

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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

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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

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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.

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