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Articles by Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Are you practicing veterinary medicine conscientiously?

Jan 1, 2009

The veterinarian's oath states in part: "Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine... I will practice my profession conscientiously..."

Clients' confidence: How can we earn it?

Dec 1, 2008

Trust is one of the highest forms of human motivation. It fosters a climate in which veterinarians and clients can work cooperatively to establish shared objectives of patient care.

10 axioms to aid your diagnostic skills

Nov 1, 2008

Not all diagnoses are equal in terms of their prognostic and therapeutic implications.

Before prescribing, do you weigh the risks and benefits?

Oct 1, 2008

The psychological pressure imposed on veterinarians to do something ... occasionally is overwhelming.

Unmasking the toxic culprit(s) in pet-food recalls

Sep 1, 2008

What is your interpretation and diagnosis?

Epidemiology of feline uroliths and urethral plugs

Aug 1, 2008

In 1981, calcium oxalate was detected in only 2 percent of feline uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center, whereas struvite was detected in 78 percent. However, beginning in the mid-1980s, a dramatic increase in the frequency of calcium oxalate uroliths occurred in association with a decrease in the frequency of struvite uroliths (Figure 1) .

Understanding: A vital component of effective patient care

Jul 1, 2008

Maintaining friendly eye contact often promotes trust, and can add emphasis to what we say.

Speech: A vital component of highly effective patient care

Jun 1, 2008

How we communicate with clients can be a source of mutual understanding and positive action, leading to highly effective patient care, or a source of misunderstanding and frustration.

Lessons on listening

Techniques to improve your skill as diagnostician, compassionate doctor and manager
May 1, 2008

"For everything there is an appointed time. ... A time to listen and a time to speak."


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