Authors





Christopher Bauer, Ph.D.

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Don't let good intentions--or a bad day--lead you astray

Pinocchio tried hard to be good. But his inner wishes--to have fun and experience life--often won out. And in the choices you and your team make, what's right and what's wrong aren't always as clear cut as the dilemmas fairy-tale characters face.



Steve Thompson, DVM, DABVP

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Leading Off: In pursuit of wellness excellence

Dr. Steve Thompson discusses the many resources that make it easy and simple to bring the essential medical guidelines together.


Bruce Christensen, DVM

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Canine breeding management--vaginal cytology (Proceedings)

he simplest, least invasive, most economical diagnostic tool for determining the stage of the estrous cycle in a bitch, and surely the most widely utilized, is the examination of the bitchs vaginal cytology.


Matt Wright, DVM, DACVR

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Get the answers you need about digital radiography

Digital radiography is a hot topic in veterinary medicine. Some would even say it is the latest craze. Considering that digital radiography and a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) will initially cost a practice between $50,000 and $150,000, switching from film to digital images is not a decision to be taken lightly.


Robin Sereno, BS, CVT, VTS (SAIM)

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Managing complications in diabetic cats

Learn the signs and common treatments for the chronic and acute complications that may develop so you can help catch them early in your feline patients.



Brian Conrad, CVPM

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Why is your veterinary clinic giving up pharma sales?

After your hospitals veterinarian has explained the need for a product or pharmaceutical, dont hand off your clients to websites, pet store employees and big-box aisles and aisles of competing products. If this is the right product for this pet, carry it. The sales will follow.


Donovan Atkinson

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Building green

Whether you're building a new practice or remodeling an old one, being environmentally friendly may save you money.






Keith Roberts

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A practice that says "no thanks" on boarding

In a perfect world, boarding and grooming would be a great source of revenue. However, we don't live in the perfect world.


Greg McClure

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Keep pets safe during the holidays

Whether you're entertaining at home, traveling with pets, boarding them, or leaving them home with a sitter, take note of these important safety precautions.



William B. Henry Jr., DVM, Dipl. ACVS

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Surgery STAT: Diagnosis and treatment of juvenile canine hip dysplasia

Because hip laxity is the No. 1 risk factor for developing osteoarthritis in the hip joint, it is ideal for all puppies to be evaluated during routine examination. Two methods to assist follow.



Marianne Mallonee, CVPM

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Help! We're short-staffed and I'm buried

This go-to team member is about to go to another veterinary practice if she doesn't get a little help. Firstline Board Member Marianne Mallonee, CVPM, counsels this overloaded employee.



Roger Johnson, DVM, DACVIM

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Schedule sterilizations early to keep patients healthy

Don't put off spay and neuter appointments. Schedule them sooner rather than later to ward off future medical and behavior problems-and to build a bond with clients.






Heidi L. Shafford, DVM, PhD, DACVAA

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Leading Off: Fluid therapy strategies: New guidelines for dogs and cats

This comprehensive set of guidelines is a must-read and should receive a place in your library for training and regular reference.


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