DVM360 MAGAZINE-02-01-2017

DVM360 MAGAZINE-02-01-2017

Cover Story
What they are, why they're so bad for veterinary practices, and where your hope for change lies.
By dvm360.com staff
Is your veterinary hospital certified civil?
According to expert Shawn McVey, veterinary medicine brews more toxicity than other professions. Here are his thoughts on why that is.
By dvm360.com staff
Shawn McVey, MA, MSW, offers six symptoms to diagnose a toxic team environment.
Toxic teams disrupt patient care and our jobs. Recognizing and removing yourself from the environment is the best thing—for everyone. PLUS! Fresh data from our Toxic Teams survey.
News
Principal players lift the curtain on Banfield owner’s acquisition of large veterinary hospital group consisting largely of specialty and emergency practices.
One strategist weighs in on the implications for independent practitioners who want to compete in an increasingly corporate market.
By dvm360.com staff
Candy and pet food company, which already owns the Banfield and BluePearl chains, will pay $9.1 billion for VCA’s almost-800-practice business.
By dvm360.com staff
Novel drug treats hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common feline heart disease.
By dvm360.com staff
Studying veterinary medicine and love cats? (We thought so.) Check out two new scholarship opportunities through the Winn Feline Foundation and the AAFP.
By dvm360.com staff
In the innovative program, Ohio State University alum Dave Haeussler, DVM, shares knowledge with veterinary school graduates on practice ownership and management, gets an ownership stake in the new hospitals himself.
By dvm360.com staff
Warrior Canine Connection provides service dogs to military members readjusting to civilian life.
Commentary
The flurry of red-faced emojis in the wake of this announcement fails to reflect what the Martians can teach the rest of us on this veterinary planet.
Hospital design
By dvm360.com staff
Please, PLEASE don't let these happen to you. Architect Heather Lewis at the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference shared these with us at CVC Kansas City.
Featured contributors
A survey of the sundry eccentricities between two practitioners trying to function harmoniously in one veterinary practice.
The total value of economic activity generated from veterinary services in 2014? A cool $63.1 billion.
Increasingly complex legislation means veterinarians must be extra-vigilant in their drug management practices.
The veterinary clinic isn’t immune to election-year friction. But what happens when team members start to feel intimidated by one belligerent doctor’s expression of his political views?
Dr. Miller reflects on a missed moment with one of his former clients.
The notion that excellent veterinary care is enough to attract and keep clients and set you apart from other practices is outdated. The new differentiator is client experience, and knowing what your clients want will require research.
Medicine360
By dvm360.com staff
Using platelet-rich plasma, stem cell therapy and veterinary rehabilitation therapy to treat osteoarthritis and soft-tissue injuries.
By dvm360.com staff
A collection of our top tips about veterinary dental care, including getting clients to embrace this important aspect of their pets' health and best practices once you're ready to roll.
Some of us want attention when we're hurting. Clients should know their pets tend to bury the fact.
Dr. Tim Evans gives some fundamental toxicology tips and tricks to help out when it comes to finding the source in small animal intoxications and possible malicious poisonings.
By dvm360.com staff
The new oncology guidelines will help ensure veterinary patients benefit from the correct diagnosis and optimal treatment to maintain the best quality of life possible.
Equine360
The itchy, growing wound also contains small, gritty masses. What is the most likely diagnosis?
The basics of practice protocols to ensure your equine veterinary practice's prepurchase exams are above board, legally wise and profitable.
By dvm360.com staff
Running shoes for horses? Giddy up.
By dvm360.com staff
Whoa! Stop what you’re doing and try your brain, which weighs about twice as much as a horse’s brain (that’s a freebie), at these horse trivia questions.
Humor
Dr. Bo Brock's local old man contingency intervenes shockingly in the case of an obstructed horse with negligent owners.