Authors



Julie N. Sanders, DVM

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Career advice for new graduates

There are multiple factors to be considered when choosing a new job


Laura Gaylord, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition)

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Nutrition credentials and their role in pet food formulation

Two experts in veterinary nutrition share their differing perspectives as a result of their distinct paths through the industry


Jessie Brown BS, LVT; and Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

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The lifesaving world of animal blood banking

Veterinary technicians discuss the importance and impact of donated blood in veterinary medicine.


Jen Bowdish, RVT

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Thoughts from a small animal surgical nurse

There are a million things to keep track of in this fast-paced position—all while keeping your patients alive and comfortable.


Alexandra Gould, DVM, DACVD

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Topical therapies in veterinary dermatology

Deciding which of the available products to carry in a clinic can be a challenge


Roshica Dehaney, PharmD candidate

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Using gabapentin to reduce feline stress

Administering the anticonvulsant drug can lead to calmer veterinary visits


Andy Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Parasitology)

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IMMITICIDE® (melarsomine dihydrochloride) Sterile Powder: Approved by the FDA as a canine heartworm treatment

Canine heartworm is a common yet potentially deadly parasite. Fortunately, treatment plans are available to help patients safely recover


Bill Carter, DVM

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Tips for getting difficult patients to take their parasitic preventive medication

What pet parents can do to stay informed about parasitic prevention, plus the high cost of treatment vs prevention.


Lori Harbert, LCSW

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The heart of resiliency in veterinary medicine

“One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” —Brené Brown


Craig A. Clifford, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), Christine Mullin, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology) BluePearl Malvern-Hope Veterinary Specialists Malvern, PA

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Clinical trial to evaluate OncoK9 liquid biopsy test for dogs

The BluePearl Greater Philadelphia network hospitals are offering a funded study evaluating the first-in-class liquid biopsy test from PetDx in 2022.


Mike Hennessy Sr

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Veterinary innovation is saving the world

The COVID-19 vaccine, and the speed at which it was developed, is the medical breakthrough of our lifetimes.


Maranda Carter, RVT

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10 tips to rock your externships!

Be prepared when immersing yourself in the veterinary clinic for the first time


Dave Gasser, AIA, NCARB

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Using effective lighting to support health and happiness

The right source and amount of illumination in a practice can benefit patients, staff, and clients


Michael Shirley

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Fear Free optometry

Learn how this practice owner's visit to the optometrist strengthened his understanding of the anxiety, stress, and fear pets undergo during visits, plus how it sparked positive change in his own clinic.


Ali Mason, DVM

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5 ways to work smarter, not harder

Veterinary hospital health resolutions for 2023


Patricia M. Leff, DVM

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Heatstroke involves multiple risk factors

During the hot months, it’s important to know which cooling therapies prove most effective in pet patients.


Sydney Yankowicz, Assistant Editor

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Internal medicine fellowship program launches at California intuition

The first American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine fellowship program will be offered on the UC Davis campus


Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC

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Future of Dogs Adopted During COVID-19

Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, and Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, DACVD, discuss navigating life post-pandemic for dogs who were adopted during COVID-19 and provide final recommendations for the management of an itchy dog.


Jove Jacob

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The medical benefits of urine

Investigators are examining urine to determine the causes and effects of disease.


Charlotte Barton, BVetMEd, MRCVS

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Surgery STAT: How to perform a caudal epidural in horses

Caudal epidural anesthesia allows for invasive procedures while the horse is sedated in standing position without pain or discomfort.



Mary Fuller, DVM

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Canine atopic dermatitis: a roadmap to individualized, multimodal treatment

Although clinicians are now able to bring dogs fast relief from pruritus and inflammation with fewer adverse effects, treatment remains challenging. Here's what you need to know about managing this frustrating condition.



Pamelar Hale, DVM, MBA

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It's time for veterinary professionals to take back veterinary medicine

The Matrix may provide a blueprint for reclaiming our profession from corporations


Dennis J. Alessi, Esq

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Veterinary-owned management companies: Why not?

How entrepreneurial veterinarians can reap benefits of a corporate practice while remaining independent


Marc Kent, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Neurology)

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Case report: canine spinal cord nephroblastoma

Long-term prognosis is encouraging after cytoreductive surgery and radiation therapy in a young pug-beagle crossbreed.


Gabriela Resto

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A decade of data show benefits of oclacitinib for canine atopic dermatitis

Newer studies and practice insights are reviewed, along with long-term safety concerns and considerations for future uses.


Renee Machel, cofounder of GetMotiVETed

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Implementing work-life integration

Begin heightening your sense of harmony and, more accurately, chart a unified trajectory that aligns who you are, all the things you want to do, with how you want to lead your life and career


Dani Rabwin, DVM

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Mentorship is not a one-sided responsibility

Be proactive with these mentee skills for veterinary professionals

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