DVM360 MAGAZINE-04-01-2018

DVM360 MAGAZINE-04-01-2018

Cover Story
By dvm360.com staff
You can see right through Northpointe Veterinary Hospital, and that’s a good thing. Learn how this hospital’s all-glass approach makes the team’s workflow crystal clear.
A new platform announced at WVC focuses on education and support for veterinarians' careers and well-being.
News
By dvm360.com staff
HABRI, NAVC initiative focuses on research supporting benefits of pet ownership, applications in veterinary practice.
By dvm360.com staff
Specialty hospital group aims to address shortage of emergency veterinarians for itself and profession.
The latest installment in the Nationwide Purdue Veterinary Price Index digs deeper into GP vs. specialist, corporate vs. "Main Street" practice, and urban vs. suburban vs. rural. It's all based on millions of receipts from the pet insurance provider's database from 2009 to 2017.
By dvm360.com staff
After a successful, albeit challenging, patent ductus arteriosus procedure, a 3-month-old, 2-lb Chihuahua is believed to be Auburn's smallest veterinary patient to undergo the surgery to date.
By dvm360.com staff
In wake of 2017’s multiple natural disasters, heartworm society offers guidelines for testing, treatment and prevention before pets are transported out of their current state.
By dvm360.com staff
New director of Veterinary Economics Division replaces Michael Dicks, comes to association from industry role.
In the aftermath of a tragic event or natural disaster, Lutheran Church Charities' K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry helps bring light back into the victims' dark world.
By dvm360.com staff
Low levels of pentobarbital discovered in Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits and other brands; company traces problem to beef fat.
Ambiguous results of initial investigation prompt resignations from board; long-term fallout for animal welfare organization still unclear.
By dvm360.com staff
Emergency vets confess their secrets at the 2016 International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium.
Featured Contributors
The AVMA econ team decided to find out—and discovered that mean salaries are actually dropping. So the answer to that question? No, they are not.
While Dr. Greenskin takes a mental break and binges on Netflix, a relief vet wows everyone in the clinic, including Dr. Codger. Is a practice shake-up in the offing?
Dr. Dustin helps a mare recover from a retained placenta—and solves a decade-old mystery in the process.
Imagine you decide to leave your veterinary practice and your coworker wants to follow. If you aren’t careful, you could end up in court.
And what can we do in veterinary practice, and in the wider world, to bring back some old-fashioned rules of courtesy, civility and respect?
An appearance before the state veterinary board brings up a larger issue: If a board’s composition doesn’t reflect the professionals it oversees, can it fairly pass judgment?
Letters to the editor
Three veterinarians make a case for onychectomy in certain circumstances.
When left untrained, people revert to instinctual behavior just like dogs, reader maintains.
Equine
By dvm360.com staff
The ASPCA is challenging equine rescues and sanctuaries to get creative when it comes to finding homes for unwanted horses.
Commentary
To leave behind? To take along? The best solution is rarely clear.
Medicine
The eternal question—to treat a Lyme disease-positive test result or not. Veterinary criticalist Dr. Garret Pachtinger weighs in.
Hey, veterinary professional: If you have a few free minutes, this quiz is minimally time-invasive, and the prognosis for learning something interesting is excellent.
This simple procedure ensures adequate nutrition for postsurgical feline veterinary patients—which can speed recovery time and minimize hospitalization.
By dvm360.com staff
For pruritic puppies, life’s an itch. And there may be important clues in this patient’s short life so far. You can help uncover them and set a path for comfort.
Products360
One practice owner involved in early trials thinks colleagues "will very much enjoy the intraoral administration ... with less mess, less sneeze, less struggling" with patients.
There was a lot for veterinary teams to get excited about on the expo floor in Orlando. Here's the dvm360 team's report.