DVM360 MAGAZINE-05-01-2016

DVM360 MAGAZINE-05-01-2016

Cover Story
Think private practice is the only way to use a veterinary degree? Don’t be so black and white! Today’s veterinarian faces a rainbow of choices when it comes to using a veterinary degree—including new ways of meeting pet owners’ needs in private practice.
Veterinarian finds demand high for mobile house call services.
Hey, it’s not an exhaustive list, but it’s certainly more than most of us thought about in school when we thought our two choices were (1) start work right away or (2) get an internship.
News
By dvm360.com staff
International organization wants to protect access to drug in wake of classification challenges.
By dvm360.com staff
Cancer risk may be associated with long-term consumption of pork products containing residue of the antibacterial and growth promoter carbadox.
By dvm360.com staff
Colorado State professor honored for work with animals, including pioneering change in views of pain.
Salary thresholds for employees who earn overtime pay may soon jump to $50,000 a year, meaning potential changes for veterinary practice managers and those who pay them.
By dvm360.com staff
Bradley will represent district 1 and begin term in August.
By dvm360.com staff
The University of Wisconsin reports an outbreak of H3N2 in cats a midwestern shelter.
Commentary
Here’s a hint: It doesn’t involve herbs or grunge music.
Letters to the editor
Dr. Marty Becker helped this dvm360 reader get the best of his friends—and brought light to an issue he can relate to all too well.
Increasing hard costs and restrictions on income have driven up veterinary prices.
If comparison was drawn to doctors or lawyers, numbers would be more shocking.
Featured Contributors
By dvm360.com staff
Cultivating friendships as well as outside interests makes for a rich life.
Will Dr. Greenskin bite back at Dr. Codger’s carefully prepared offer? Or will Dr. Codger eat crow?
Veterinarian is challenged by a colleague about his use of out-of-date drugs for procedures when owners can’t afford to pay.
The Department of Education can deny some schools federal loan dollars if their graduates don’t wind up with a decent income. What are the implications for the veterinary profession and its off-kilter debt-to-income ratio?
Whether you’re an associate or practice owner, watch for these threatening clouds on the horizon—and take steps to avoid them. Your career will thank you.
Medicine360
It happens. It happens a lot. Here are your best practices when a lapse in heartworm preventive delivery occurs.
The start of an alphabetic journey through the management of our veterinary patients' oral problems.
By dvm360.com staff
What should you charge for veterinary therapy laser treatments? How will you market to pet owners? And, PSSST, what’s the deal with acupuncture? Company men from two therapy laser manufacturers have answers, and we’ve got resources.
By dvm360.com staff
It didn’t pain us (we’re here all week, folks) to talk to physical rehabilitation expert Janice Huntingford, DVM, DACVMR, about what she uses to manage feline patients’ chronic pain.
By dvm360.com staff
If you're faced with a patient that just had a bite incident and aren't sure what to do next, here's some guidance.