Deborah Cottrell, DVM


Letter to the Editor (October 2017)

A letter from one reader regarding a previous article on veterinary chiropractic care.

Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA


Making prescriptions more efficient

How can e-prescribing improve the workflow between veterinarians and pharmacists?

Diane Levitan, VMD, ACVIM


The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Small Animal Medicine

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the use of oxygen under pressure delivered in a specialized chamber built to withstand high internal pressure.

Bruce L. Truman


The Benefits of Online Appointment Booking

You’ll alleviate frustration, improve team performance, boost client satisfaction, and enjoy better business outcomes.

Maureen McKinney


Elanco defends Seresto safety, refuses recall

The company stands firmly behind the pet flea and tick collar and its safety profile.

Brian Faulkner, BSc(Hons), BVM&S, CertGP(SAM), CertGP(BPS), MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS


Working as a Team to Get the Bill Paid

Adopting certain habits before, during and after patient visits can increase the likelihood that clients will pay for services at the time of the appointment.

Margo Pierce


Veterinary Network Focuses on Sea Turtle Conservation

By providing husbandry and health information, an informal network of veterinarians hopes to bolster endangered sea turtle populations around the world.

Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA


Put Down that Pug?

Treating preventable genetic diseases in purebreds is unethical unless we condemn the breeding practices that lead to suffering along with the sale of afflicted animals.

George Bird


Making Sense of Your Waiting Room

Both pets and their owners can experience anxiety during veterinary visits. Set them—and your practice—up for success with these tips for your waiting room.

Nicola Parry, BSc, MSc, BVSc, Dip. ACVP


Clinical Signs & Diagnosis of Canine Influenza

Although dogs were typically considered to be refractory to infection with influenza A viruses, two canine influenza virus (CIV) subtypes—H3N8 and H3N2—have emerged in the past 12 years.

Kenneth Martin, DVM, DACVB


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.

Carolyn Shadle, MA, PhD


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).

Mark Cantrell


Enlisting Dogs in the War on Cancer

Parallels between species have propelled collaboration and coordination in oncology research that is proving beneficial to both people and pets.

Amy Bentz, VMD, DACVIM


Can Lameness Be Determined By a Horse's Facial Expression?

Early diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain in horses is key in preventing lameness and enabling optimal performance. How can a horse’s facial expressions help with early pain detection?

Sarah Anwar


5 Ways to Work Out at Work

We all know that it's important to incorporate some exercise into your daily routine. Here are five ways to incorporate exercise into your work day.

Karl Salzsieder, DVM, JD, CVA


The Seller's Dilemma: Private or Corporate Buyer?

Veterinarians looking to sell their practice must weigh the needs and expectations of potential buyers against their own financial situation and desires.

Jennifer Nessel


University of Florida to Launch Cardiac Surgery Program

With help from a renowned Japanese heart surgeon, the program will teach veterinary health professionals the complex mitral valve repair procedure.

Amy Jensen


Tips for Eco-Friendly Pet Ownership

With so many ways to go green today, it’s not surprising that there’s a place for pets to contribute as well. Here are four eco-friendly ideas practices can participate in — and share with clients.

Camala Bailey, CPA, CVA


Implementing a Bonus Program

When designed right, incentive plans can engage and motivate your team, help achieve practice goals, and increase efficiency and profitability.

Tad Coles, DVM, CCFP, MRSS-P


Owning It: The Power of Admitting Your Mistakes

By disclosing clinical mistakes and dealing with the consequences and emotions that result, veterinary professionals can gain greater resilience and reduce burnout and depression.

Kelly Baltzell


Google Dividing into Two Search Engines: Are You Ready?

Veterinary practice websites that do not play by Google’s latest rules and are not mobile-friendly will suffer in search results in a new search engine division.

Katharine Sewell, BVetMed, MRCVS


Effect of Lonely Mouse Syndrome in a Drug Safety Study

Data from a new study show that the isolation felt by single-housed mice may skew the results of clinical studies.

Ryan Eisenbart


The Big 5 Online Marketing Tactics Every Veterinary Business Must Have

These days, it seems like a new online marketing strategy pops up every other day, but don’t be fooled by these one-off methods that promise you quick results — all you have to do is stick to these five tactics to get started.

Mike Hennessy Sr.


Honing in on the Real Needs of Veterinarians

Veterinary medical schools are paying much closer attention than ever before to the mental health of their students, with many programs including a mental health professional on staff.

Matt Gibbs


How to Build Loyalty in Your Waiting Room

Buster’s experience at the veterinary hospital matters, but his owner’s experience matters even more. Don’t disappoint your clients with long, boring wait times. Build loyalty instead... digitally.

Paige Cerulli


The Benefits of Equine Massage Therapy

Equine massage therapy continues to gain popularity, and with good reason.

Theresa Sullivan Barger


Trained Therapy Animals Boost the Moods of Cancer Patients

Ed Turner was staying in patient housing provided by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, feeling weak, tired and anxious about what he was facing. After years of remission from kidney cancer, the disease had returned, this time in his liver. The Elkton, Virginia, resident’s white blood cell count soared; he had an infection and felt too sick to even talk to family. When Cynthia Ingram, a registered nurse and animal therapy coordinator at CTCA, brought therapy dog Tori to visit Turner and his wife, Michelle, at their guest quarters, Turner was touched.

Saskia V. Popescu


Antimicrobial Resistance in Pets: Are We Ignoring a Looming Threat?

An infection preventionist whose dog succumbed to drug-resistant pneumonia wonders whether animals are being overlooked in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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