Melody Mann Fox, CPA


Books and record keeping for dummies (Proceedings)

Accurate and complete financial recordkeeping is important to any hospital owner, but is also important to those who work with the veterinarian. People both inside and outside the hospital all depend on the accurate recording of financial transactions.

Kyle Palmer, CVT


An ever-changing profession

For most members of the veterinary industry, it’s clear that evolution unrelated to medicine is moving at the speed of light.

Daniel D. Smeak, DVM, DACVS


Practical Matters: Radiography helps confirm complete radiopaque calculi removal

Cystotomy is commonly performed in small-animal practice to remove cystic calculi that cannot be treated medically or with other nonsurgical extraction techniques (urohydropropulsion, catheter or basket removal). Unfortunately, if numerous smaller calculi are present in the bladder and urethra, particularly in male dogs, the risk of leaving calculi after cystotomy can be as high as 15% to 20%.

Mary K. Klein, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVR (radiation oncology)


Canine mast cell disease: introducing tyrosine-kinase inhibitors to their treatment plan (Proceedings)

Mast cell tumors are the most commonly encountered malignant skin tumor in the dog. They account for 16-21% of all cutaneous tumors and boxers, Boston terriers, Labrador retrievers, beagles and schnauzers are documented to be at increased risk. Alterations in the c-kit receptor (receptor for growth factor SCF) are noted in many high grade tumors. Histologic grade is highly predictive of behavior.

Bonnie Lutz, Esq.


I've been sued. Now what?

Your Medical Career and financial stability flash before your eyes. A gut-wrenching feeling takes hold. This is it; you've been hit with a malpractice lawsuit.

Richard Glew, MD


Bacterial resistance to antimicrobials: From the Golden Age to the Bronze Age of antibiotic use

It used to be that physicians could select almost any one of several antibiotics to use empirically in treating an infection in a patient-even in a critically ill patient-and stand a great chance of having selected an effective therapy. But that Golden Age of antibiotic use is over.

Michael W. Dryden, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM


The role of wildlife in the expansion of tick populations in eastern North America

Numerous factors have contributed to the increased range of these parasites

Kevin M. Quinley


Is your insurance agent a good catch?

Use this four-question litmus test to decide whether you're settling for so-so service.

Linda Randall, DVM, Dipl. ABVP


Developing individualized vaccine protocols for your practice

Developing vaccination protocols for cats and dogs used to seem like an exercise in futility. But now that the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have each published vaccination guidelines for these species the exercise has become more rewarding because practitioners can now use this information as a benchmark to tailor a specific program for each patient.

Andrew G. Lang, DVM


Choosing and using vaccines in the animal shelter

The principles involved in designing a vaccination program for the animal shelter are the same general principles behind any disease prevention program. The difference is in the relative importance of various concepts as they pertain to the shelter population and environment.

Stephen Waisglass, BSc, DVM, MRCVS, CertSAD, DACVD


The CSI approach to pruritic pets: interviewing the witnesses (owners) before assessing a crime scene (skin) (Proceedings)

The skin is the largest organ of the body and, in the view of many practitioners, it often accounts for the largest number of headaches. One would expect that since the skin is so easy to visualize, a diagnosis should be an easy task when compared with other, more hidden body organs. The problem is that many skin conditions have the same clinical presentation.

Jay Albretsen, DVM, PhD, DABT, DABVT


Toxicology Brief: The toxicity of iron, an essential element

Iron is the most abundant trace mineral in the body and is an essential element in most biological systems.

Douglas Jack, LL.B.


The veterinarian's role in dealing with unlawful practice (Proceedings)

The license to practice veterinary medicine is a privilege that is extended to only those that are qualified by way of formal education and training to competently provide the necessary services.

Thomas W. Koenig, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)


Dental case reviews: Interactive review of interesting cases (Proceedings)

Malocclusions need to be recognized early to prevent damage to the maxillary palate.

Steven Mensack, VMD, DACVECC


Parvovirus-therapeutic options (Proceedings)

Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a family of viruses that cause vomiting, hemorrhagic diarrhea, and leukopenia. The virus can infect dogs of any age but, because of effective client education and early, aggressive vaccination protocols, is commonly noted in dogs less than 1 year of age.

Scott Linick, DVM, FAVD


Client handout: Bad breath (halitosis) in pets

Download this PDF of a client handout on halitosis in pets, and help get your clients onboard with preventive oral care.

Carney Jackson, DACVP, DACVPM


Fostering cooperation: my experience on the Kentucky National Guard Agriculture Development Team, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan: August 2009-June 2010 (Proceedings)

The Kentucky Agriculture Development Team was tasked to implement an agricultural strategy for provinces (including) Bamyan, Kapisa, Panjshir and Parwan. We provided direction and focus of agriculture resources. Our effort was to increase agricultural sector jobs and productivity.

Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD


Fleas: They are happiest at home

The adult cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is a ubiquitous, enterprising and persevering insect. The cat flea is the most dominant, competitive and most common flea associated with domesticated animals today.

Joan R. Coates, DVM, DACVIM (neurology)


Dilemmas of degenerative lumbosacral syndrome (Proceedings)

Degenerative lumbosacral syndrome (DLSS) poses diagnostic and treatment dilemmas for the veterinary practitioner.

Julie Gurnon


Buying and selling essentials (Sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health)

Whether you're planning to purchase an equine practice, or sell one, you're embarking on a journey that will lead to one of the biggest milestones in your veterinary career. So where do you start? Right here, by keeping these essential tips in mind as you travel toward practice ownership or sale.

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