Managing and treating dogs diagnosed with atopic dermatitis can be overwhelming for both the owner and their pet. Establishing a solid multimodal approach and having strong client communication from the entire veterinary team can help better manage this chronic disease. (Sponsored by Ceva)
The timing of spay/neuter surgery—the first major milestone veterinarians must guide a puppy or kitten through—is a big decision for most pet owners. But there is no one-size-fits-all schedule for this procedure. When to sterilize depends on species, gender, and breed, and vets should customize their recommendations to accommodate individual pet needs.
Serious prescription errors have been reported when pet prescriptions are filled at community pharmacies. Awareness of why these errors might occur and strategies for prevention will help protect patient health and improve working relationships between veterinarians and community pharmacists.
A bacterial culture, the gold standard for detecting urinary tract infections can take days to produce visible results, causing doctors to prescribe antibiotics in the interim for pet symptom relief. Antech’s new FIRSTract produces results in just hours, helping to reduce overuse of antibiotics.
The pandemic has increased the use of telehealth for veterinary visits and this trend is expected to continue to rise. Though in some state the telemedicine restrictions were loosened due to COVID-19, it is uncertain if the status of these will remain in the future.
Adapting to the "new normal" brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way we not only interact with clients and patients, but with each other. Find out some nonverbal pearls to help connect to your colleagues through both digital and masked communication.
Associate doctors play an integral role in the success of your practice. That’s why it’s crucial for practice managers to build long-lasting and positive relationships with them. Not sure where to start? Here are a few useful strategies.
The over $350,000 grant will fund phase 1 of Colorado State University’s multiyear interdisciplinary study to assess linguistic and cultural barriers between veterinary professionals and Spanish-speaking companion animal owners.
The city’s SPCA questions the legality of a law that restricts veterinary telemedicine use, currently prohibiting veterinarians from discussing patient health with clients virtually if they have not first met in person.
To demonstrate its ongoing support of the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ+) community, Petco vowed to contribute a minimum donation of $100,000 to The Trevor Project regardless of product sales.