DVM360 MAGAZINE, Nov 1, 2012 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Nov 1, 2012
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State of the Profession: Veterinary practices still facing financial challenges
According to a dvm360 survey, local economies are still influencing veterinary hospital revenue (mostly for the worse), and fewer practices are seeing an increase in their average client transaction.
Veterinary practices performing more euthanasias despite increase in stop treatment point
By Julie Scheidegger
Expert practitioners discuss possible causes for apparent discrepancy.
Dr. Pol, reality TV veterinarian, fined and placed on probation for negligence, incompetence
By Julie Scheidegger
National Geographic says disciplinary action will not affect the highly rated show.
Real veterinarians shoot pilot The Vets, hope for network television spot
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
Drs. Ernie Ward, Ruth MacPete, Jeff Werber and Justine Lee host talk show to educate pet owners and raise the profile of veterinarians across the map.
Audit of the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners reveals struggling agency
By Julie Scheidegger
Board adopts audit recommendations, asks for additional staffing.
FTC workshop focuses on pet medications
By Kristi Reimer, Editor, News Channel Director
Veterinarians say they're writing prescriptions when appropriate but maintain unique dispensing ability.
AVMA survey reveals bleak situation for new veterinary graduates
Findings indicate that starting salaries, job offers dwindling while average student debt load grows.
Availability of Novartis Animal Health products remains limited
Manufacturer assures veterinarians, pet owners that production and distribution of popular brands will resume.
FDA considers regulatory action against therapeutic pet food manufacturers
Draft compliance policy guide available for review and comment through Nov. 9.
A candid conversation with veterinarian Ralph Brinster, 'Father of Transgenesis'
By Donna Loyle
Penn's Ralph Brinster shares insights of 50 years in veterinary medicine studying mammalian germ line.
Conflict over nonprofit veterinary clinics escalates in Alabama
By Julie Scheidegger
State veterinary board proposes changes to practice act; lack of consensus prevents state VMA from taking a stance.
Golden retrievers sought for long-term MAF study
Investigators ask DVMs, pet owners to enroll dogs in lifetime health project.
New York veterinarian rappels down 18-story building for charity
By Andrea Hewitt, Assistant Content Specialist
John Sangiorgio, DVM, descends Albany hotel wall for New York Special Olympics.
Texas Supreme Court agrees to hear emotional damages case
High-profile legal case could set new precedent in field of animal law.
AAHA and Vetstreet end business partnership
After four years, both groups agree to terminate their preferred provider contract.
Veterinary technician charged in fentanyl theft at Iowa State
Suspect confesses to taking pain medication from College of Veterinary Medicine since December 2011.
Boots and Barkley product recalled due to Salmonella risk
Affected product distributed nationwide through Target retail stores.
Death toll associated with chicken jerky treats reaches 360; illnesses at 2,200
Despite extensive testing a cause of illness has not been revealed.
Equine
Equine colitis: Causes, consequences and management challenges for veterinarians
By Ed Kane, PhD
Veterinary strategies on fighting this all-too-common and life-threatening condition in horses.
Washington State/USDA veterinary scientist creates test, treatment for malaria-like sickness in horses
Infection first reported at King Ranch, legendary for its world-class quarter horses.
U.S. Reps. from Tennessee and Kentucky sponsor H.R. 6388 to amend the Horse Protection Act
By Julie Scheidegger
Amendments aim to increase protection against equine soring.
Small Animal
What's your diagnosis? A urinalysis challenge
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
How would you interpret the results in these seven case presentations?
Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia in dogs: Is vaccination a factor?
By Robert Runde, VMD
A recent report looks into whether veterinarians should be concerned with immunization in dogs with a history of this disease.
Myofascial pain syndrome in dogs
By Michael Petty, DVM, CCVP, CCRT
How painful trigger points develop and how you can use rehabilitative techniques to relieve them.
Featured Contributors
You say tomato: Veterinary vocabulary makes all the difference in client communication
By Michael Paul, DVM
Do veterinarians know what they're really saying with the words they choose?
Parenthood: The ultimate veterinary training
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
Four meaningful lessons on being a better veterinarian—from those you might not expect it from.
Ethical dilemma: Discussing rabies testing after euthanasia
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Veterinary clients need to know what the process entails, so be sensitive, but don't massage the truth.
Wildlife dentistry: Encounters with the truly exotic
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
How a foundation is keeping all creatures wild and wonderful in good oral health—and how you can help.
Humor
The great foal awakening: A veterinarian spares his clients and himself from unnecessary distress
By Bo Brock, DVM
How I kept my crazy clients from glimpsing what they must not, under any circumstances see.
A frigid farewell: A veterinary staff says goodbye to a longtime 'friend'
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Celebrating the legacy of a very chilly veterinary team member.
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