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KS Board of Veterinary Examiners merged into state's department of ag
State legislators believe move will create greater efficiency within the animal health industry.
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South Dakota passes law to make animal cruelty a felony
S.D. was the last of the 50 states to adopt such legislation.
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dvm360 iPad publication: Issue 34 is now available
Featuring exclusive, interactive floor plans from the 2014 Hospital of the Year, VPI's most popular cat and dog breeds of 2013, an interactive guide to a scrotal urethrostomy, plus videos, photos, quizzes and more.
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Pet obesity numbers prove sedentary
APOP to create veterinary coalition to combat client misperception in the face of super-obese pets.
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Infectious disease on the rise in dogs and cats, Banfield reports
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It's back: New Fairness to Pet Owners Act introduced in U.S. House
By: Julie Scheidegger
Bill says mandatory veterinary prescription writing will lower cost of pet ownership, encourage competition.
'Internet Vet' wins first round against Texas veterinary board
By: Julie Scheidegger
Judge rules Dr. Ron Hines' online veterinary advice subject to First Amendment interpretation.
Outrage over ownership dispute, veterinarian's death plays out on Internet
New York veterinarian Dr. Shirley Koshi dies from apparent suicide; many blame negative campaign against her.
Farm girl, farm bill: Veterinary student works on landmark legislation
Michigan State large animal student Chelsea Render temporarily trades halls of academia for halls of Congress.
Dr. Ernie Ward enters politics, state senate race
By: Julie Scheidegger
If Ward wins primary, general election in North Carolina could be a showdown of veterinary proportions.
University of Florida veterinarians report spike in leptospirosis cases
This potentially fatal zoonotic disease is becoming more prevalent in the U.S., making it even more crucial to look out for clinical signs.
National Veterinary Associates said to be exploring potential sale
Veterinary group of 225 hospitals estimated to be worth close to $700 million.
Pets and Vets: Grizzly with broken elbows treated at CSU veterinary hospital
Rescued bear had been kept at roadside attraction in Georgia where it sustained bilateral injuries, veterinarians say.
Penn Vet's 'legendary' Dr. Charles Raker dies at 93
Longtime equine veterinary surgeon, professor leaves lasting legacy at his alma mater.
Tuskegee appoints Dr. David McKenzie to lead its veterinary medical teaching hospital
New 150,000 square foot veterinary teaching facility slated for completion next year.
Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine announces new dean
If approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors, Dr. Joel Baines will begin Sept. 1.
Featured Contributors
12 debt-busting strategies to beat veterinary debt
By: Michael Paul, DVM
For many veterinarians, student debt is unavoidable—but multiplying debt doesn't have to be. Use these sensible tips to stop adding to your liabilities and start building your financial security for a brighter future.
A veterinarian finds out something is not kosher
By: Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Should a veterinarian disclose a non-life-threatening error to a boarding client?
Selling a veterinary practice: Retirement boom or bust?
By: Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Veterinary owners looking to sell in the next decade face unprecedented levels of market competition from fellow baby boomers. Here's how to position your practice to sell to a new generation of buyers.
Humor
Longtime veterinarian—and his hat—get a wild ride
By: Bo Brock, DVM
This veterinarian—who wouldn't blink an eye when facing a bucking, snorting stallion—gets treated to a journey he won't soon forget.
The veterinarians' large animal games: Round two
By: Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Unexpected obstacles can make farm visits feel like Olympic events for veterinarians.
Medicine360
The ins and outs of polyuria and polydipsia in veterinary practice
By: Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
There are many terms used to describe abnormalities in urine production. Here we set out to provide a concise reference for the most common ones veterinarians encounter.
Veterinarians find therapy rich in possibilities
By: Samuel P. Franklin, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is being increasingly used in veterinary medicine for canine orthopedic and sports medicine applications, but numerous questions remain regarding this promising treatment.
Equine360
Using oxytocin to prolong diestrus
By: Ed Kane, PhD
Veterinary researchers have found a promising alternative for long-term suppression of estrus—and aberrant behavior—in mares.
Veterinarians must be aggressive to detect distal limb lameness in sport horses
By: Ed Kane, PhD
Rigorous evaluation techniques and diagnostics are key for veterinarians to identify lameness early and for successful treatment.
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Manufacturers confident in revamped chicken jerky products
By: Julie Scheidegger
Milo's Kitchen exits China while Purina remains to produce Chicken Jerky Tenders.
Overdue farm bill finally becomes law
Obama signs legislation into law at Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine.
Better Together: A veterinary specialty collaboration
By: Sarah Moser
A unique business structure allows these veterinarians to provide great care while keeping their autonomy as doctors.
VPI: Preventing dental problems cheaper than treating
Average cleaning is $170; average treatment is $221, says veterinary insurance company.
Top pet toxins list includes grapes, raisins; joint supplement overdoses also a concern
Pet Poison Helpline tallies substances that prompted the most calls for help last year.
No increase in prospective veterinary students, but with three additional schools, applications rise
Average applicant applies to more than four veterinary schools.
Dr. Glen Hoffsis named as Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine's new dean
Hoffsis to start in July; school to open in August.
American Heartworm Society issues revised guidelines
Resistance acknowledged; new veterinary testing methods recommended.
Pets and Vets: Relatively new veterinary technique saves cat from kidney failure
'Oki' is now back home with her owners—two UC-Davis veterinarians.
Program provides veterans' certified service dogs unlimited veterinary care
A grant allows Trupanion to cover 100 percent of veterinary bills.
Veterinary Innovation Challenge looks to students for entrepreneurship, creative ideas
Competition will award $10,000 to team with winning business proposal.
Veterinary ophthalmologists to provide free eye exams to service animals in May
Seventh annual ACVO event hopes to serve 8,000 animals this year.
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture admitted to AVMA House of Delegates
900-member association represents growing practice area, officials say.
Voyce 'health band' aims to provide information dogs can't
New device monitors key vital signs and other data to track trends in pet wellness.
Veterinarians, techs invited to Pine Ridge Reservation
Visiting veterinarians welcomed to perform spay-neuter surgeries in rural South Dakota as part of Lakota Animal Care Project.
Featured Contributor
Should veterinary owners continue providing healthcare benefits—or not?
By: Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
The Affordable Care Act may make it financially sensible for your small veterinary practice to stop providing an employee plan. It may also eliminate a part of ownership that was a headache anyway.
Stop making resolutions: Instead, commit to results when it comes to your veterinary practice
By: Michael Paul, DVM
By this time of year, most people's good intentions have fizzled out. To find success, veterinarians need to take a different approach.
Prevent explosions by tackling conflict at its source
By: Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Identify and address the root of each problem promptly—you'll learn from your issues and create a pleasant environment at your veterinary practice.
The beauty behind ol' blue eyes
By: Bo Brock, DVM
Turns out there was a lifetime of love in this simple household task.
Do you want to scale to new veterinary heights or just plateau?
By: Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
It's easy to get stuck at 'good enough' when it comes to growing your skills and knowledge in veterinary practice. But that won't make you the best.
Veterinarians' Q&A with Dr. Rosenberg
By: Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Resident ethics expert and readers discuss solutions for two veterinary practice scenarios, including a laboratory error and an unused cancer drug.
The end is near if things don't change in the veterinary profession
By: Gerald Snyder, VMD
Look at the numbers and save yourself—your veterinary practice too.
Bad reaction: How to prevent your veterinary practice from falling in the reactive medicine trap
By: David M. Lane, DVM, MS
You may have found yourself dealing with an ailing pet, its angry owners and stiff competition from a nearby veterinary clinic. Use these tips to help you steer clear of detrimental, reactive practices and focus on providing the best care possible—proactively.
Medicine360
What to do about tooth resorption in your veterinary patients
By: Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
Intraoral radiography can help identify this pathology in your patients—and guide you toward the next step in your treatment plan.
Veterinarian: Have scalpel, will travel
By: Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, DACVS
A new crop of board-certified specialists are bringing top-notch care and convenience to veterinary practices across the country.
Equine360
Proximal suspensory desmopathy in horses
By: Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
A veterinary overview of the causes, diagnostic approach and treatment options for this common condition in performance horses.
The latest on laminitis: What veterinarians have learned and what lies ahead
By: Ed Kane, PhD
Prevention and veterinary treatment strategies were highlighted at the recent International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot.
New veterinary lab offers PCR testing for equine respiratory virus
Equine Diagnostic Solutions received high volume of requests for ERAV testing.
Scott Palmer appointed as New York's first equine veterinary medical director
Position created to ensure ethical standards and safety in state?s horse racing industry.
Humor
Veterinarians! Let the large-animal games begin!
By: Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Taking care of big critters is an intense job of Olympic proportions.

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