DVM360 MAGAZINE-05-01-2018

DVM360 MAGAZINE-05-01-2018

Cover Story
Some schools are upgrading their curricula to teach technical skills from day one and make soft skills mandatory. Is it enough to bridge the gap between ivory tower and the practice trenches?
Actually, everyone needs a mentor. If you already know it all, guess what—it’s your turn to mentor someone else (and you’ll probably benefit from coaching).
By dvm360.com staff
Take heart. It’s your turn to be the mentor you want to see in the veterinary world.
News
By dvm360.com staff
Noah’s Westside Animal Hospital’s strategy: Increase workflow efficiency and decrease the cost of high-quality pet care.
Promising technologies and ideas abounded at the second annual event. Let’s pause a moment to dream of the future—the near future, at that.
By dvm360.com staff
Positive results for B. borgdorferi and E. canis antibodies associated with a higher risk of CKD in dogs later in life.
By dvm360.com staff
PetIQ announces plan to open 20 clinics in Walmart locations by the end of May.
A recent report on the prevalence and impact of toxocariasis in the U.S. is a reminder of the veterinarian’s obligation to help people see the connection between animal health and human health.
By dvm360.com staff
Spending on veterinary care topped $17 billion, up 7 percent from 2016.
Featured Contributors
This study by the Student AVMA shows that veterinary students want personal finance and business education in school from professors and guest lecturers. Are today’s schools doing all they can to make that happen?
Bullies beware. Time away from the veterinary hospital has given Dr. Greenskin some gumption, and she’s not afraid to use it.
I visited a wonderful human medicine practice that inspires me, and I came across the poster that inspires them. Their personable skills are easier to come by than you think.
Watching a friendship form at an early age is one of the things I love best about my job as a veterinarian.
New technology allows for connection with clients like never before, but what happens when a veterinary client vents her frustration online?
Letters to the editor
By dvm360.com staff
These veterinarians agree with our columnist: Different-generation practitioners differ over the value of veterinary care. Where do you come down?
Equine
With the right tools and technique, you can avoid general anesthesia and still provide adequate analgesia during surgery. Here's your guide to several nerve blocks in your veterinary equine patients.
The equid family tree was shaken up in a recent study by an international research team.
Open your mind! Equine practitioners can learn a lot about clients and business from small animal veterinarians.
Commentary
Decorate your clinic walls and uncover hidden talents with this fun activity—the dvm360 team loved it!
Medicine
Your client just bought a pet fox (is that even legal?) and wants you to see it. Here’s everything you need to know.
Dr. Paul Bloom delivers a quick perspective on steroids and antihistamines versus newer products for your allergic canine veterinary patients.
By nature of the alphabet, we must get through all of the noes in veterinary dentistry before we can reach the yeses—but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel positively inspired to better your dental practices after reading.
Check out these photos from veterinary ophthalmologist Clara Williams, then see if you can identify which disease process is to blame.
Products360
By dvm360.com staff
From a robotic rodent for cats to an ice cream mix made with goat milk for pups, here are some “Best in Show” winners that just might meet some of your veterinary patients’ needs (and wants).
By dvm360.com staff
Here's our regular rundown of new and notable veterinary products.