dvm360 March 2020
Veterinary practice management software options
August 18, 2020
Practice management software can make managing your veterinary hospital infinitely easier, but choosing the product that’s best for your business is no easy task.
Pet insurer: Records show no sign of human coronavirus in pets
March 02, 2020
Increasing concerns among pet owners about whether pets can contract the SARS-Cov-2 virus prompted Trupanion to mine its data and share good news.
WSAVA updates guidance document after dog possibly infected with coronavirus
March 02, 2020
The pet dog of an infected patient tested ‘weakly positive’ for COVID-19 in Hong Kong, but WSAVA and other governmental health organizations say standard precautions are sufficient.
2020 Hospital of the Year—Jumping in, learning curve: First time’s the charm
February 27, 2020
Two young doctors dove right into practice ownership and building a facility all at once and got the practice of their dreams, earning them top honors in the under-8,000-square-feet category of the dvm360 Hospital Design Competition.
Combatting the ‘loneliness epidemic,’ one pet at a time
February 21, 2020
A new report from Mars and the Human Animal Bond Research Institute explains how interaction with animals can help many people feel less alone and socially isolated, and provides recommendations for keeping companion animals safe and healthy in the process.
Antibiotics in canine GI disease: when to use and when to ditch
February 19, 2020
Antimicrobials may be prescribed due to convenience, habit or good intentions, but in the absence of evidence to support their use, they should be avoided in systemically healthy animals. Here’s why.
Western Veterinary Conference announces new name
February 18, 2020
The longstanding education-focused organization will now be known as Viticus Group.
You, he, she and me equals us
February 14, 2020
As society evolves, veterinary practices must adapt to new norms. Today, gender is one of those areas where a “new normal” means you have to adjust how you address employees and clients who may not think as you do.
Petco donates $250,000 to University of Wisconsin veterinary school
February 12, 2020
WeatherTech’s Super Bowl ad compels Petco’s CEO to help fund further cancer research at the school.
Clinical trial for acute canine pancreatitis treatment now enrolling
February 11, 2020
If successful, this study could lead to the first treatment that addresses the root cause of acute pancreatitis in dogs.
How to avoid pre-sale remorse when selling your practice
February 10, 2020
It’s wisely been said that one cannot chart a route until their destination is known. For many long-time veterinary practice owners who are considering a sale, there is a good deal of obsessing over the route and precious little hard thought about the destination.
Elanco, Purdue announce strategic alliance to advance animal health
February 08, 2020
One of the main goals of the partnership between these neighboring organizations is to train future animal research professionals to meet the needs of today’s workforce.
Arkansas State may soon have its own veterinary school
February 06, 2020
The university is convening a task force that will spend the next six months exploring the possibility of adding a veterinary medical college to its Jonesboro campus.
Veterinarian wellbeing study finds improved awareness, but not enough action
February 06, 2020
Results from the new Merck wellbeing study reveal that attitudes toward mental health have improved, but the number of veterinarians seeking treatment has not.
Strangles: Identifying the chronic shedder
February 05, 2020
Clients are often quick to place blame on the new horse for introducing strangles to a herd, but veterinarians who provide appropriate client education can control the pandemonium before it begins.
Convicted murderer allegedly defrauds pet owners with lure of cancer cure
February 05, 2020
The former pharmaceutical company executive promised to restore the health of terminally ill dogs and allegedly bilked pet owners of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Hot topics in brief: cannabis, corporate consolidation and telemedicine
February 03, 2020
Change in veterinary medicine is a given. You can embrace the evolution or not, but just be sure you’re aware of what’s trending—because your clients are sure to ask.
Dog breeder arrested for allegedly performing surgeries on bulldogs
January 31, 2020
California police found a makeshift surgery room in the man’s kitchen, dogs in overstuffed kennels and the remains of deceased dogs at nearby locations.
VMX 2020—Pet obesity today: challenges and solutions
January 17, 2020
More than half of adult dogs are overweight, according to a new report from Banfield Pet Hospital and the NAVC. Pet weight management expert Prof. Alex German shares his solutions to this growing problem.
Dealing with a discount leak
December 30, 2019
Price breaks for staff family members, hardship clients and rescue organizations are costing Dr. Reed's veterinary practice. His brilliant idea? Staff members should pay a percentage of the discount. Hold on, says his hospital administrator.
Dale, Downing: Why veterinarians should say no to declawing—and what to say instead
December 13, 2019
Pet expert Steve Dale and pain management guru Dr. Robin Downing offer insight on some alternatives to feline onychectomy that you can share with your clients.
The latest surgical options for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome
October 04, 2019
Brachy breeds are as popular as ever with pet owners, and as a result, veterinarians continue to see patients with respiratory aberrations associated with BOAS. A board-certified surgeon offers the latest options to treat these conditions in dogs.
Clinical Exposures: Post-traumatic perirenal urinoma associated with an intraureteral air gun pellet in a dog
March 21, 2017
This case hinged on the discovery of a stray air gun pellet in this stray dog, detected by excretory urography.
What's for supper?
October 01, 2005
The people seated around us were strangers, and none of them looked as though they could discuss tractors or horses.