Vetted April 2020
Winning advice for veterinary hospital design
April 03, 2020
Words of wisdom about building or remodeling a veterinary hospital from some of the 2020 dvm360 Hospital Design Competition winners.
Orthopedic outcomes improve when veterinary surgeons and rehab teams collaborate
April 01, 2020
Solid communication between surgeons and rehabilitation specialists is the key to successful outcomes for orthopedic surgery patients.
The pros and cons of veterinary wellness plans
March 20, 2020
If you’re on the fence about whether to add wellness plans to your practice offerings, consider these obstacles and opportunities first.
Tickborne disease surveillance: An adaptive approach
March 19, 2020
In light of global ecologic changes altering emergence patterns of tickborne zoonoses, investigators mapped out a novel framework for scoping out the influx of ticks—and the diseases they bring—into new geographic areas.
MRI patterns help identify Chiari-like malformation in dogs
December 03, 2019
A recent study shows that analyzing the whole skull versus just the hindbrain in brachycephalic breeds would allow earlier diagnosis of Chiari-like malformation and syringomyeliakey to reducing the amount of pain a dog is in.
Journal Scan: Punitive training makes dogs pessimistic
November 29, 2019
A recent veterinary behavior study shows that aversive training methods can negatively impact the welfare of dogs.
What to know before you buy a veterinary clinic
October 06, 2019
Before you buy a veterinary hospital, young doctor, make sure you understand the basic financials of the practice and get some expert advice on the details to make sure you know what youre paying for.
Image Quiz: Cytologya Doberman with weight loss, lethargy and lesions on his nose
September 26, 2019
Below is a skin cytology from a 3-year-old male neutered Doberman pinscher with cutaneous lesions. Whats going on?
Veterinary dental extractions: Three critical factors
August 26, 2019
The key to conducting a safe and successful tooth extraction is giving yourself enough room to work, says Mary Volker, DVM, DAVDC.
Nutritional management of chronic kidney disease
May 30, 2019
Therapeutic diets are the gold standard in managing veterinary patients with CKD. Heres why, and how to coax these pets to eat.
Journal Scan: Given the choice, what diet would a pet choose?
February 04, 2019
The dogs and cats in this study were free to eat from four different diets with varying macronutrients. So when given their druthers, lets see what they devoured, as assessed by their circulating metabolites.