DVM360 MAGAZINE-04-01-2016

DVM360 MAGAZINE-04-01-2016

Cover Story
Nat Geo star veterinarian champions common-sense approach, affordable pet care.
A new program shows tweens a path to become tomorrow’s veterinarians and responsible pet owners.
News
By dvm360.com staff
What this emergency and specialty center lacks in space, it makes up for in efficiency and accessibility.
By dvm360.com staff
Results highlight the increasing weight of increasing weight as well as a lack of standard definition in the veterinary industry.
By dvm360.com staff
Sale, subject to regulatory approval, expected to close in April.
By dvm360.com staff
Study shows value in targeting vector to prevent transmission, infection; Vectra 3D manufacturer urges change in protocol.
Leonard Marino, MD, will soon add another set of credentials to his lifetime achievements.
Free screenings for service animals help keep an eye on the eyesight of these hardworking animals.
By dvm360.com staff
Big cats would rather not work too hard for their meals, apparently—research shows many are incorporating easier-to-catch pets into their diets.
By dvm360.com staff
Cat owners can be reluctant to put their obese felines on a diet for fear of making fluffy furious, but newly released study findings from Cornell suggest the opposite.
Court documents show the veterinarian admits to killing cat, contradicts her original defense that it had rabies.
Michigan state veterinarian provides information, resources to pet owners concerned about the effects of lead-tainted water on their animals.
By dvm360.com staff
Dozens of animals removed from property, including 16 severely emaciated horses.
By dvm360.com staff
A veterinary career in research medicine fosters life-changing innovation.
By dvm360.com staff
Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Richard Gerhold gives the low-down on these burrowing bloodsuckers.
Commentary
Congressman and veterinarian Kurt Schrader needs your help in his reelection campaign.
Letters to the editor
Practices make the most impact on pets’ health and well-being through preventive services.
Medications are necessary for both physical and mental illnesses.
Graduates are already having a hard time finding well-paying jobs.
Changing terminology makes sense for the profession.
Featured Contributors
Our concierge practice on the small island of Anguilla shows that high-quality care is not dictated by geography or income level.
Receptionist calls rock star client’s home number—and the practice owner gets a letter from the state veterinary board.
The bad news? Veterinary debt-to-income ratios are on a fast track to disaster. The good news? Our professionwide DIR might improve with these strategies.
Drs. Greenskin and Codger lock horns over salary vs. production-based compensation and the stickier elements of an employment contract.
Your professional reputation can be just as fragile as a socialite’s honor in the 19th century salons of Paris. Protect yourself.
Medicine360
Forgetting that monthly preventive—it's so easy to do, even for veterinarians and their own pets (you know you've forgotten a time or two!). Here's why and how to not let clients skip a dose again.
By dvm360.com staff
Quarantine or euthanasia no longer called for in exposed animals with an out-of-date rabies vaccination status.
Less pain and a quicker recovery than a traditional laparotomy. Your veterinary patients will thank you, or at least give you a tail wag.
Top mistakes veterinarians make in dermatology work ups.
By dvm360.com staff
Are corticosteroids always life-savers? A veterinary criticalist weighs in.
By dvm360.com staff
The pioneering technique from UC Davis keeps ducts permanently unobstructed.
Equine360
Proper diet is important throughout equine gestation, but it’s especially critical in the first and third trimesters.
Veterinary researchers are weighing in on this question critical to optimal horse health and owners' pocketbooks.
Humor
Technology is great tool for connecting with clients. Just use it carefully to avoid Dr. Brock’s embarrassing mistake.