Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (nutrition)


Mobility matters: nutritional management of canine joint disease

Osteoarthritis in dogs is often diagnosed late owing to several factors. Here’s why, plus tips for managing this debilitating disease through nutrition.

Randall C. Longshore, DVM, DACVIM


Cervical disorders of large breed dogs (Proceedings)

Disease processes of the cervical spinal cord and vertebral column and the pain and paresis produced by these disorders are a common cause of presentation to the veterinarian.

James R. Richards, DVM


Leading Off: Prepare to re-evaluate your feline vaccination protocols

More than a year in the making, the 2006 American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Feline Vaccine Advisory Panel Report is scheduled for publication in the Nov. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Brenda I. Santana, DVM


Q&A: So ... you want to be a relief doctor?

Answers to questions about what it takes to become a locum tenens veterinarian.

Michael Weh, DVM, DACVS


Elbow dysplasia (Proceedings)

Elbow dysplasia is a collective term for the developmental orthopedic diseases of the canine elbow. Traditionally, it refers to ununited anconeal process (UAP), osteochondrosis of the humeral condyle (OCD), and fragmentation of the medial coronoid process (FCP).

Veronique Sammut, DVM, DACVIM (neurology)


Skills Laboratory, Part 2: Interpreting the results of a neurologic examination

In this article, I help you correctly interpret the findings of a neurologic evaluation in order to answer the most important question when dealing with a neurologic problem: Where is the lesion?

Christine Olver, DVM, PhD, DACVP


Lymph node cytology (Proceedings)

You should consider three major processes when evaluating cells from an enlarged lymph node: 1) Reactive lymph node 2) Lymphadenitis 3) Neoplasia- lymphoma or metastatic.

Michael Murray, DVM, DACVIM


Climbing out of our emotional silo

Retreating to your emotional silo may feel safer, but it wont protect you long-term.

Albert E. Jergens, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


Gastrointestinal motility disorders caused by esophageal disease

Esophageal diseases are an important cause of dysmotility and regurgitation in dogs and cats. Here’s what you should know about these disorders.

Heather Kirkwood


Don't debate--communicate!

Learn to take the sting out of verbal darts and head off conflicts with co-workers.

David Frabotta


Revolving credit reduces ownership opportunities

National Report -Though many veterinarians fret about student loans prohibiting them from buying a practice, the real killer is revolving credit, such as credit cards and car loans.

Kathy Henke


Thanks, Firstline

I just finished reading your September/October issue. I was quite enthralled. There was a lot of good information.

C.W. McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DACVS


Using serum biomarkers to detect early change in joint tissues in horses

Osteoarthritis is a common problem for the athletic horse and has been estimated to cause 60 percent of lameness cases in the athletic horse.

Joanne Light, LVT


A safe haven for pets

My idea to help abused families blossomed into a program that shelters pets while their families get the help they need to escape dangerous situations and rebuild their lives.

Suzanne B. Bopp


When the client says, 'No'

Here are five commonly recommended services along with educational strategies for getting pet owners to "yes."

Kirsten Traul, DVM


What practice life teaches a veterinarian

A recent veterinary graduate shares the important lessons she learned outside the classroom.

Susan C. Eades, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM


Answers to three common questions about equine nutrition

Obesity, laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome can be managed with the right kind of feed.

Autumn Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVIM


Video: Common canine reproduction questions answered

Dr. Autumn Davidson answers several frequently asked canine reproduction questions: Does supplementing thyroid hormone improve fertility? Are vaginal culture results helpful in prebreeding examinations? How should apparent failure to lactate be treated?

Annette Otis


Here's to your health

Even veterinary teams sometimes overlook the power of the love and support pets provide. But now and then you may get an important reminder that a pet can lend hope and support healing--just as this veterinary student did.

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