Stephanie Kube, DVM, DACVIM, CCRT, CVPP


Rehabilitating canine veterinary patients after neurosurgery

Veterinarians at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute find that early rehab for pain management, along with at-home exercises, are key to postoperative success.

Angela Lennox, DVM, DABVP


Behavior as part of history collection and physical examination (Proceedings)

Most avian practitioners and many owners understand the importance of yearly physical examination for disease prevention and care of the physical health of the bird.

Karen L. Kline, DVM, MS, DACVIM (neurology)


On the Forefront: Studying the effects of polyethylene glycol in dogs with acute spinal cord injuries

If you know of an eligible candidate, Iowa State University will be accepting dogs into the study beginning in March 2005.

Warren Resell, DVM


A well-kept secret

How one hospital design winner surprised his family with the big news.

Jason Palm


Put yourself in your clients' shoes

If you're not careful, the hustle and bustle of the day could distract you from communicating your deep caring for clients' pets. To avoid this pitfall, Dr. Jason Palm, of Hiawassee Veterinary Clinic in Orlando, Fla., imagines that every pet he examines is his own.

Lynn Guptill, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


Caring for pets belonging to immunocompromised clients (Proceedings)

Increasing numbers of human beings are immunocompromised as a result of illness or the use of immunosuppressive drugs, and it is estimated that at least 30% to 40% of immunocompromised patients own companion animals.

Corine Farewell


Lend me an ear

Listen patiently to what your clients have to say even though you might believe it is wrong or irrelevant.

Ellen N. Behrend, VMD, MS, PhD, DACVIM


CVC Highlight: 8 tips to make life easier for owners of diabetic cats

Owning a diabetic cat gave this internist additional insights into how best to manage diabetic cats at home.

Douglas H. Thamm, VMD, DACVIM (oncology)


Cancer cytology (Proceedings)

While cytology does not give the practitioner the same amount of information as histopathology does, it can provide important information that is rapidly available, inexpensive, and minimally invasive. Cytology can provide important information that can change how subsequent treatment and diagnostics take place.

Steve Dullard, DVM


Address gripes with considerate dialogue

This is an idea we use in our veterinary hospital whenever the chorus of complaints rise from staff and doctor. It is a good way to address complaints, such as, "The instruments need cleaning, and two people are standing around doing nothing."

Andrew Mackin, BVSc, BVMS, MVS, DVSc, DSAM, FACVSc, DACV


Approach to the anemic patient (Proceedings)

Anemia is most simply characterized by reduced numbers of erythrocytes and/or decreased erythrocyte hemoglobin content.

Cecelia Soares, DVM


Timing evaluations

Is it better to schedule performance reviews during regular office hours or after hours, when I know we won't be interrupted?



Pain assessment and management strategies (Proceedings)

Pain is defined as an aversive sensory and emotional experience.

Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MACVSc, DACVD


Treatment of Pseudomonas otitis in the dog (Sponsored by Pfizer)

Otitis externa is a common presenting problem in clinical practice. In chronic cases, the infection frequently extends to the middle ear. While multiple factors contribute to otitis development and subsequent secondary infections, the organisms found most often in affected ears include Staphylococcus species, Malassezia pachydermatis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Gabrielle Tompkins


Talking like cats and dogs

When your team speaks, it might sound like a cacophony of meows and barks. Even if you're the lone feline-esque voice, you can still communicate. Just identify your verbal tendencies-as well as those of your co-workers-and strive to get along with the rest of the pack.

Linda J. DeBowes, DVM, Dipl. AVDC


When to refer?

There are multiple reasons to consider referring a patient to a veterinary dental specialist. Factors to consider when deciding on when to recommend a referral include the patient's problem, the primary veterinarian's level of expertise, available equipment, and the individual client and their expectations regarding patient care.

Leah A. Cohn, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


What you should know about... Cytauxzoonosis

A new treatment regimen shows promise in managing cats with this serious, often fatal infection.

Donna Recupido, CVPM


3 steps to solving veterinary practice problems

Immersing yourself in the day-to-day activities of your hospital can make all the difference when tackling client, patient and employee problems.This was written by one of 10 finalists for the Veterinary Economics Practice Manager of the Year award, sponsored by VPI. For more from each finalist and a slideshow of the nominees, visit

Kim Horne, AAS, CVT


A technician's role in dermatologic exams (Sponsored by Lilly)

As a veterinary technician, the vital role you play with dermatology patients cannot be emphasized enough. Obtaining an accurate history, correctly performing diagnostic procedures, and educating clients are essential for the successful management of patients with dermatologic conditions.

Kate KuKanich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


A case-based clinician's approach to vomiting dogs (Proceedings)

We have a positive cryptococcus on this cat 7-20-10. Chem normal except glob 6.8 and alb 2.1., wbc 27,820. Primarily granulocytes, dec lynphycytes. Rbc 7,420 mild dehydration. Faint positive leukemia neg fiv.

Sandra Mitchell, DVM


A river runs through her

I spend my weekends paddling. And we're not talking relaxing jaunts on placid lakes, here-this is white-water canoeing.

W. Mark Cousins, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)


CVC Highlight: A quick Q&A on feline vaccine site-associated sarcomas

Some recommendations regarding vaccination and reducing the risk of vaccine site-associated sarcoma.

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