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Dermatitis in dogs, cystitis in cats most common veterinary diagnoses two years running
VPI top veterinary conditions list shows common problems are costlier to treat.
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Eli Lilly to buy Novartis Animal Health, merge assets with Elanco
$5.4 billion deal to create one of the world's largest veterinary health companies.
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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack orders federal response to PEDv
Federal assistance comes after political pressure and continued spread of deadly virus despite massive veterinary response.
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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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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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C is for cost: Cat care in crisis
By: John Volk, Marcus Brown, DVM, Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, DAVBP
Get past clients' bias against spending money on veterinary services for cats with the dvm360 Leadership Challenge.
Veterinarians employ different approaches to care for the country cat and the city cat
By: Julie Scheidegger
The obstacles to regular veterinary care are often the same for the scruffy barn cat as the pampered high-rise feline. The solution may be to use different tactics to get culturally different cat owners to comply.
Negative reviews, Yelp and your veterinary clinic
By: Julie Scheidegger
Many veterinarians worry about how online critics might—or are—affecting their business, but those reviews can also take an emotional toll.
Angry beyond words? Try this when you or your veterinary team has been attacked online
By: Julie Scheidegger
Turn negative reviews into positive opportunities for your veterinary clinic.
Treatment option for a tense situation: Communicate, educate and de-escalate
Certain situations can get heated?quick. Get them under control before a tough exchange turns into much more.
Veterinarians may ignore signs of compassion fatigue
By: Julie Scheidegger
Negative reviews can contribute to a condition veterinarians are exceptionally prone to—and often suffer from in silence.
Senators want disaster assistance for losses as veterinarians try to quell PEDv
By: Julie Scheidegger
Yet to be seen if a vaccine will be the answer against disease that's killed millions of pigs.
Bill backed by walking horse group introduced to counter anti-soring legislation
By: Julie Scheidegger
AVMA cites bipartisan support for PAST Act, says new bill just a diversion.
Veterinary toxicology alert: Oils used in 'scent training' can harm dogs
Michigan State researchers confirm toxicity of birch oil, warn that nontoxic scents may lead pets to food sources with xylitol.
Ticks, other parasites encroaching on new territories, CAPC says
Year-round prevention continues to be strong recommendation.
Arizona animal massage therapists sue state veterinary board
Therapists challenge state law requiring a veterinary license to practice massage on pets.
Kansas State veterinary school develops tests to identify circovirus in dogs
Veterinary researchers still uncertain about severity of the disease, its involvement in the deaths of several dogs.
Ohio State poised to launch $30 mil. expansion of VMC
Dean looks to break ground on 'desperately' needed facility by year's end.
Veterinary Mobility Act seems to have clear path to President's desk
H.R. 1528 passed out of committee and is anticipated to go before the U.S. House as soon as this week.
Tech entrepreneur sets sights on home veterinary healthcare
By: Portia Stewart, Contributing Author
Meet Matt Meeker, CEO and co-founder of Bark & Co., who envisions redesigned veterinary visits guided by dogs' preferences.
Golden retriever study confronts heartbreak of cancer with unparalleled veterinary research effort
By: Jessica Vogelsang, DVM
Recognizing a large hole in this area of veterinary medical knowledge, Morris Animal Foundation has pioneered the largest study of its kind—and given hope to veterinarians and pet owners alike.
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.
Veterinarian Dan Aja joins Banfield as new medical VP
He will replace Jeffrey Klausner who is retiring from the veterinary hospital group.
AAVMC focuses on One Health
Conference gathers healthcare professionals together to bridge gaps among medical, scientific disciplines.
Ralph Richardson to step down as dean of K-State veterinary school
Longtime dean known for One Health initiatives and national biolab planning.
Three women elected to head restructured AAHA Board of Directors
AAHA members voted in 2013 to reduced the board from 14 to eight positions for 2014.
Parasitology, public health expert to lead Ross' One Health Center
Dr. Arve Lee Willingham to coordinate research among university's medical institutions.
Pets and Vets: Veterinarians at San Diego Zoo Safari Park perform C-section on gorilla
Veterinary staff is monitoring recovery of Imani, 18-year-old gorilla mother, after rare procedure.
Ohio, Arizona veterinary hospitals win AAHA Practice of the Year honors
Prescott Animal Hospital, MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets named top accredited practices.
Watchdog group recommends Blue Buffalo modify claims
Consumers are encouraged to go to their veterinarians with questions regarding their pets' nutrition.
South Dakota passes law to make animal cruelty a felony
S.D. was the last of the 50 states to adopt such legislation.
Featured Contributors
Take the bite out of negative veterinary client interactions
By: Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Implement this action plan to deal with your volatile veterinary clients—and avoid any dangerous situations in the process.
The case of the embezzling veterinary employee
By: Marc Rosenberg, VMD
You catch a trusted employee with her hand in the veterinary clinic's till. Once you've recovered from the horror, how do you respond?
Dear Dr. Rosenberg: Is this veterinarian getting a kickback?
By: Marc Rosenberg, VMD
A reader considers the moral implications of an out-of-state veterinarian collecting commission on local cattle producers' distributor purchases—and turns to our ethics expert for an answer.
Humor
Why cats rule the Internet
Explore the varied reasons cats are so popular online and how you can use it to better your veterinary practice.
The doggedness of the deluded veterinary client
By: Michael A. Obenski, DVM
What are your years of veterinary training and decades of experience compared to the profundity of clients' wisdom?
Help from a veterinary client I'll never forget
By: Bo Brock, DVM
A veterinary call took an unusual turn after I ended up flat on my back in a hog barn.
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Do dogs appease each other—or us? Veterinary research focuses on watching and labeling canine interactions
By: Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
Careful observation can provide veterinarians and owners clues about how a dog may react in specific situations.
Oral surgery solutions: An unerupted canine tooth and a challenging full mouth extraction
By: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Unexpected complications can surprise even experienced veterinary specialists. Consider referring complex surgery cases to avoid taking on more than you bargained for.
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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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