James Jorgensen, DVM


Prove you're a professional

Providing boarding and grooming sends the wrong message to clients about your professional services.

Dawn Koetting, DVM


New equipment boosts more than the bottom line

The measure of a machine isn't just what shows up on a cost-benefit analysis.

Sagi Denenberg, DVM


Behavior medicine: Working for food

Used correctly, food is an excellent primary reinforcer - not a bribe.

Michael G. Conzemius, DVM, PhD, DACVS


Canine hip dysplasia diagnosis and treatment (Proceedings)

The diagnosis of hip dysplasia is commonly practiced but in my opinion is frequently misunderstood.

Margaret C. Barr, DVM, PhD


Avian influenza: An emerging feline threat? (Update)

Historically, cats have been considered to be resistant to influenza virus infections.

Amanda Bertholf


Focusing on pet insurance: The myths and truths

Develop a crystal-clear picture of how pet insurance works.

Arnold Plotnick, MS, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP


The power of words in veterinary medicine

A cancer diagnosis had become as common as a urinary tract infection. I had forgotten the impact of a poor prognosis.

Susan Flemming, MBA


Can I appraise my own practice?

I'm about to sell my practice. Is there any reason why I can't do the appraisal myself?

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD


Visualizing the bisecting angle technique

Dr. Niemiec illustrates how to obtain dental radiographs using the correct bisecting angle.

Sara L. Sharp, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)


Take a bite out of plaque

Many clients really don't realize just what a bit of plaque can do, says Sara L. Sharp, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), secretary of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians. And it often falls to you to discuss the danger of a dirty mouth. The best approach is a little honesty-with a mix of tact, of course.

Melissa Marshall, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC


Heat stroke: diagnosis and treatment

Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition characterized by an elevated core body temperature and central nervous system dysfunction. Despite aggressive lowering of core body temperature and treatment, the pathophysiologic changes associated with heat stroke can lead to multi-organ dysfunction, which can be fatal.

Sandra Manfra Marretta, DVM, DACVS, DAVDC


Audio: Don't use spring-loaded dental gags in cats!

Hear about the possible harmful effects of this practice.

Susan Ford, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM


Take precautions when using chemotherapeutic drugs

All hospital personnel should be aware of the following procedures for handling chemotheraputic drugs.

Dr. Karen Wheeler


What breed is that client?

Ever wish pets could schedule their own appointments and bring themselves in for care? The key to stopping client-created stress is to see your clients for the different breeds they are—and adjust your approach accordingly.

Edward (Ned) Patterson, DVM, PhD


Canine idiopathic epilepsy: pathogenesis and clinical characteristics

The high incidence of seizures in some breeds suggests a strong genetic component to the disease...



Anesthesia for neurologic disease and procedures (Proceedings)

The primary concerns for anesthesia for dogs with spinal neurologic disease are the need to prevent pulmonary aspiration of gastric fluid if food has not been withheld, to maintain a low intracranial pressure (ICP) and therefore a low spinal cord pressure, and the provision for pain management.

Cynthia R. Wutchiett, CPA, financial editor


Leveraging your facility, equipment, and technology

Well-managed practices realize they need to reinvest to keep their practices moving forward. Here's how they plan to leverage their facilities.

Joyce S. Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP


Image Quiz: A Lab with a penile mass

Take a look at the cytologic results and determine the best treatment.

Tad Coles, DVM


Kansas City symposium focuses on 'zoobiquitous' research

Speakers' presentations discuss collaboration between veterinary, human medicine.

Deborah Silverstein, DVM, DACVECC


Practical Matters: Intravenous solutions: Should I worry about osmolarity?

Peripheral venous catheters are most commonly used to deliver intravenous fluids and drugs. However, administering hyperosmolar solutions may cause vascular endothelial damage and thrombophlebitis.

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