DVM360 MAGAZINE-05-01-2017

DVM360 MAGAZINE-05-01-2017

Cover Story
By dvm360.com staff
Does the corporate “boogeyman” have you worried that independent private practice won’t be an option in the future? Our panel of experts is here to help.
Crippling debt + more debt = less debt? We promise there’s method to this math madness, but it requires veterinary graduates to pull their heads out of their debt and consider practice ownership.
By dvm360.com staff
What does the future hold? We asked dvm360 readers and industry experts for their thoughts.
Fat-cat investors are hungry for great veterinary hospitals to buy, and they're baiting the nation's practice owners with juicy sale checks. Here's what they want in a prize catch.
By dvm360.com staff
Here are the most up-to-date numbers we could get on the number of veterinary practices owned by corporate consolidators and practice chains.
News
By dvm360.com staff
The hormones, which come from items made with livestock gullets, can cause hyperthyroidism in veterinary patients.
By dvm360.com staff
No closed-for-construction days here. Find out how Village Veterinary Clinic of Hamburg continued business as usual while building their dream clinic next door.
By dvm360.com staff
You could be the next dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year. All it takes is a short survey, a few thoughtful responses and, yes, a willingness to brag about all of the great things you’ve done to make happy team members, grow revenue and to create a healing environment in your veterinary practice.
A medical waste compactor that's been in the market for years now poses the question, "Do you need to keep paying a company to pick up your medical waste?" The answer may be "no."
By dvm360.com staff
Valerie McDaniel, DVM, accused of hiring a hit man to murder her ex-husband, commits suicide before the date of her court appearance.
Pet owners every day are asking that question—or thinking it—when it comes to your veterinary business. Consider this new survey from a veterinary smartphone app company.
Highly trained and experienced team members with the proper credentials can handle delicate procedures as well as—or better than—their bosses. So why do veterinarians have to be involved at all?
By dvm360.com staff
The drug Paccal Vet-CA1—to treat mammary and squamous cell carcinomas—was withdrawn at the manufacturer's request.
Commentary
If this way of life dies out, one doc says it will be ''a crying shame.''
Letters to the editor
By dvm360.com staff
A reader asks us to stop showing these suffering souls as representatives of normal.
Featured Contributors
Economic indicators for veterinary medicine are not all rosy. And still private equity is pouring in to buy veterinary practices. Here’s where they see potential.
Lessons learned from my visit to the real-life Rick’s Café from the classic film Casablanca can help you get what you want out of a veterinary employment contract—whether you’re the boss or the associate.
Empathy is a powerful emotion, but it can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being. We’re better off offering sympathy and compassion.
The significance of a smile is not lost on Dr. Bo Brock.
Does a legacy of above-and-beyond client service hold up to hard-and-fast rules in a veterinary practice?
Drs. Codger and Greenskin face a crossroads, with both of their futures hanging in the balance.
Medicine360
By dvm360.com staff
Two recent studies indicate that the local anesthetic is effective for postoperative analgesia and seems to lack toxic effects in cats.
By dvm360.com staff
Three takes from three veterinary rehabilitation experts on why you should take this therapeutic modality seriously.
By dvm360.com staff
Dr. Jenifer Chatfield says it's all about responsibility—for pet owners of all stripes and scales.
By dvm360.com staff
Managing a one-time case of otitis is bad enough. Treating difficult cases? Insert exasperated sounds here. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
An in-depth look at what can go wrong during a dental procedure and how much to share with veterinary clients.
By dvm360.com staff
Here's an update on adrenal disease therapy for these more unusual veterinary patients, plus the adventure of Zelda, a rare recipient of a pacemaker thanks to Kansas State University.
Equine360
By dvm360.com staff
New technology allows in the field quantification of parasite burden so you can get on with treatment.
By dvm360.com staff
Derrick the Jumping Horse Has Eye Surgery is a children’s book with its hooves planted in reality and a desire to encourage readers to discover their true purpose.
This technique can be an effective way to alleviate the pain of osteoarthritis and resolve lameness in your equine patients.
Veterinarians are helping a California nonprofit put retired racehorses out to pasture—or back to work in new “leisure” careers.
By dvm360.com staff
Licensure is no longer a requirement to practice animal massage in the state.