DVM360 MAGAZINE-08-01-2017

DVM360 MAGAZINE-08-01-2017

Cover Story
Over and over again, we veterinarians hear it from our clients: Our pets die better than we do. In many cases, they’re right.
Pet owners need hospice and euthanasia help in your patients’ rough moments. Brush up on your client communication and manage these exam room and home encounters right.
Hospice veterinarian Dr. Jessica Vogelsang became acutely aware of her communication shortcomings when she had to explain euthanasia to her own children—an experience that completely transformed how she now counsels parents in the same situation.
I wear that title as a badge of honor. My value as a veterinarian lies in the art and skill of death at the heart of my mobile hospice practice.
News
By dvm360.com staff
The cat, which had a history of heartworm disease, presented with rear leg lameness.
Clinicians must check a state database for pet owner drug abuse before prescribing opioids or benzodiazepines—but the new law won’t prevent them from prescribing those medications even when they suspect abuse.
Now you can check with the AAHA/VMG Chart of Accounts, recently made available to the veterinary profession as a free resource.
Powassan doesn't affect pets (at least that we know of yet), but the rest of us need to remain vigilant about ticks for our own sake, says CVC educator Dr. Richard Gerhold.
By dvm360.com staff
The sky’s the limit for NorthStar VETS. Discover how they packed their new satellite veterinary clinic location into a space one-fifth the size of their main location.
By dvm360.com staff
Around 5,500 veterinary professionals and other animal care workers already certified, organization reports.
By dvm360.com staff
The airport’s animal terminal expands to provide primary and urgent veterinary services to both travelers and locals.
The New York Times says whisker fatigue is plaguing cats. The solution? Why just a $40 feeding dish.
Dr. Google is so last-decade—these days clients are taking their pet-related queries to Siri, Alexa and other voice technology assistants.
By dvm360.com staff
This VHMA survey indicates how many managers work from home, what they love about it—and what’s tough to accomplish off site.
Featured Contributors
To answer this question, let’s look at investment costs, lifetime earnings and intangible benefits.
Reaching out to those around us can do more than turn their frowns upside down—it can help them live longer. This island-dwelling veterinarian is on board.
I’ve always spoken to others about the importance of the human-animal bond. Until Hank, I hadn’t realized just how incredible it really, truly is.
For young associate Dr. Greenskin, the biggest choice of her life in buying the practice from old Dr. Codger feels like a question of time: Time for family and personal life … or time traded for money and career fulfillment. Which will she choose?
Let’s get to know what these documents are, how they can help and why they might benefit your veterinary practice (and your wallet).
When a veterinary clinic employee has too much to drink, is an apology enough to rectify the situation?
Dr. Robert Miller muses on the benefits his group practice reaped from its internship program—and how he was able to cut the wheat from the chaff when it came to candidates.
Equine
By dvm360.com staff
Crum & Forster sells inaugural policy for rescued miniature horse Kachina.
Equine veterinarians can educate horse owners and farm managers about the risk of using a ‘same-old, same-old’ approach to deworming—and offer a custom approach for each farm.
By dvm360.com staff
Veterinarians and equine experts sound off on ideas for a better way to protect American horses from theft and disease outbreaks. (Hint: It's microchips.)
Commentary
This Leadership Challenge highlights the poignant end of a pet’s life.
Medicine
Pet Owner Paths research pinpoints differences in how younger pet owners choose pet care.
By dvm360.com staff
Emergency and critical care specialist Dr. Garret Pachtinger shares the veterinary monitors he couldn’t live without and explains why they’re so vital.
Everyday helpful information, whether you treat or refer your canine lymphoma cases.
New dermatology drugs give veterinarians and pet owners great new options for managing pruritus, but navigating the best use of each one can be tricky. Here’s a guide to using two newcomers effectively.
By dvm360.com staff
Literature show that precaution in the workplace is essential for women of childbearing age.
EPA shift away from anticoagulant rodenticides means increased exposure to neurotoxin with no known antidote.
Products360
By dvm360.com staff
Here’s our weekly rundown of new and notable veterinary products.
By dvm360.com staff
Here's our weekly rundown of new and notable veterinary products.