Phil Bride, MBA


Creating a powerful culture, 1 person at a time

A powerful culture in the dental practice can withstand the onslaught of cancellations, chaotic schedules, difficult patients, miscommunications, and insurance issues.

Jennie Tait


Red flags to watch for in a veterinary derm exam

Technicians, compare your typical physical exam for cats and dogs to mine to see if you’re checking every nook and cranny of your veterinary dermatologic exam.

Louise Grubb, TriviumVet CEO


The changing dynamics of veterinary care

How COVID-19 prompted veterinary care to change and the new ways of the business that will remain in the post-pandemic world.

John Howie, PhD


Can green-lipped mussel alleviate joint concerns in pets?

As pet owners and veterinarians seek natural aids as part of multimodal therapy for joint disease in companion animals, here’s a look at one potential supportive remedy that you may never have heard of.

Marcus V. Marella, BS


Surgery STAT: Performing open surgical liver biopsy

A guide for general practitioners in performing hepatic guillotine and punch biopsy techniques.

Janelle Overholser, CVT


When and why: The CBD debate

Learn about the background and properties of cannabidiol, the controversy it is facing, and how it can improve quality of life for human and animal patients.

Jamie Selman, DVM


Recognizing and treating serotonin syndrome

With the preponderance of serotonin-associated medications prescribed for both people and animals, veterinarians must know the potential for toxicity in their patients.

Erin Katribe, DVM, MS


Shelter Snapshot: Questions about community cat programs?

The free-roaming feline population can provoke controversy among veterinarians, wildlife lovers, cat advocates and public health experts. Here's an evidence-based look at how these programs work—and why they are effective.

Kassidy Burgess, BS


Tricky toes: Considerations regarding canine digit amputation

Insights and tips to ensure success for this common surgical procedure.

Peter Kintze, DVM, DACVIM


Challenges in treating hyperadrenocorticism in dogs (Proceedings)

Trilostane, currently the most used treatment for PDH, is a synthetic steroid analogue. It competitively inhibits the 3-beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzyme blocking cortisol, aldosterone and sex hormone production.

Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, DABVP (avian)


Avian radiographic normals (Proceedings)

Proper positioning is critical. Use of anesthesia and/or restraint boards will reduce the human exposure to radiation, but may pose increased risks to the compromised patient. These risks should be assessed prior to obtaining radiographs.

Julie K. Byron, DVM, MS, DACVIM


Nutritional management of urolithiasis in dogs and cats

Explore the crucial role nutrition plays in treating this frustrating condition and how to determine which diet is best for your patients (Sponsored by The Blue Buffalo Co.).

John Martin, DVM


Setting a fair holiday boarding price

Is it reasonable to charge a holiday surcharge for boarding pets? Hotels charge more during holidays. I want to be fair to my clients, but I also want my clients to be fair to us!

Kerstin Althoff, CVT


Offer clients free dental kits

Clients and patients win big when they undergo dental cleanings at Animal Hospital of Seminole in Seminole, Fla.

William D. Schall, DVM, DACVIM


Diabetes mellitus (Proceedings)

Type I diabetes is characterized by lack of insulin production by the pancreatic beta cells of the islets of Langerhans.

Amy R. Marder, VMD, DACVB


CVC Highlights: Interactive play: Essential for pets and people

Like food and shelter, animals need play. When taking histories from clients during routine examinations or visits regarding their pets’ behavior problems, remember to ask clients whether they play with their pets.

Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS


The most sensitive method of detecting and evaluating hind limb lameness in horses (Proceedings)

Lameness is a clinical sign. Detecting lameness and evaluating its amplitude is important to equine veterinary practice.

Allan J. Weingarten, DVM


Image Quiz: Chronically pruritic and odoriferous ears in a basset hound (Sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health)

A young, adult basset hound presents to you for evaluation of chronic recurrent ear pruritus and a strong "musty" odor. Which of these diagnostic tests would be most useful initially?

Dennis Chew, DVM, DACVIM


You CAN change a cat's diet

A little trick plus lots of patience equals success.

Patty Khuly, DVM, MBA


How associates can ride out the recession

You're an integral part of your practice's finances, whether you own the practice or not.

Micaela Schaughnessy, VMD


Finding generational middle ground

What a brand-new, young associate might say to her Baby Boomer employer and vice-versa.

Claire R. Sharp, DVM, BSc, BVMS, DACVECC


Managing pulmonary fibrosis in dogs (Proceedings)

Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is an interstitial lung disease (ILD) that involves gradual replacement of the lung parenchyma with fibrotic tissue, resulting in diffusion impairment.

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