DVM360 MAGAZINE, Feb 1, 2014 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Feb 1, 2014
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An ailing veterinary profession: Six diagnostic indicators
The poor financial health of veterinarians is more evidence that the profession must act on permanent and lasting change to save itself from itself.
Let's solve the profession's problems one crazy idea at a time
By Julie Scheidegger
Veterinarians, consultants, academics—it seems like everyone is sitting around practice break rooms, CE conferences and state-of-the-profession summits talking about cures for the veterinary profession. So let's talk big ideas. Crazy ideas. This-would-totally-work-in-a-parallel-universe, best-idea-that-came-out-of-a-hotel-bar ideas.
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act passes Senate
By Julie Scheidegger
Practitioners no longer DEA targets if bill becomes law.
FDA's final antimicrobial regulation proposal provides veterinarians more flexibility
Most antimicrobial drugs will no longer be over-the-counter; pharmaceuticals companies have three years to comply.
Ceva Animal Health acquires Sogeval
French veterinary pharmaceutical firms have complementary interests, company leaders state.
Medicine360
Oral surgery solutions: A look at difficult cases in dentistry
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Periodontal disease is common in veterinary medicine and often requires surgical intervention. But some cases are more challenging than others—and knowing when to refer is key for good outcomes.
Feline urolith epidemiology update: 1981 to 2012
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Jody P. Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Eugene Nwaokorie, DVM, MS , Vachira Hunprasit, DVM
Tracking the trends of mineral composition in cats with urolithiasis.
New test developed for early detection of canine parvovirus
Researchers at Kansas State University have created a quicker, more effective way to identify the known strains of this deadly virus in dogs.
Featured Contributors
Battling the debt demon: One veterinarian's quest to survive
By Jeremy Campfield, DVM
The conclusion of a three-part series featuring stories from veterinarians on the front lines of the war on student debt.
Don't fall prey to these delegation dangers at your veterinary clinic
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
If veterinarians delegate too many tasks they risk taking themselves out of the loop. Don't delegate enough and risk inefficiencies and employee resentment. Here's how to get it just right.
Advertise ethically, veterinarians
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Avoid grandiose statements to promote your veterinary clinic—instead, stick to the facts and stay out of legal trouble.
Cultivating cross-cultural connection at your veterinary practice
By Michael Paul, DVM
Whether it's a veterinary team member or client, make an effort to communicate effectively with people from other cultures.
Pervasive inefficiency in veterinary clinics
By David M. Lane, DVM, MS
Being busy in a veterinary hospital doesn't mean being productive—or profitable.
Veterinarians and clients should know the surprising places xylitol is found
By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS
Hidden sources of pet toxin could mean trouble for your veterinary patients.
Humor
The perils of denial in veterinary medicine
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Telling pet owners what they want to hear would be too easy—instead, veterinarians tell it like it is. Even if it leaves clients incredulous.
The joys of hands on veterinary lab work
By Bo Brock, DVM
Life can sometimes get a little too real in veterinary school.
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