DVM360 MAGAZINE-10-01-2017

DVM360 MAGAZINE-10-01-2017

Cover Story
Many practices are finding it difficult to hire—and keep—credentialed veterinary technicians. Learn why are there so few of these elusive creatures and what can we do to help them flourish.
Practitioners providing relief and rescue services say the needs will continue for months to come.
News
By dvm360.com staff
From Charmer to Stargazer, dvm360 staffers test their dog's cognitive abilities to find out what their personality profile can show.
When veterinary clients pay an annual fee—or monthly installments—for wellness services over the course of a year, will they be mad if they don't use them? Not if you remind them. (You ARE sending out regular reminders for everything, right?)
By dvm360.com staff
BluePearl team uses radiography, ultrasound, bronchoscopy and fluoroscopy to manage acute respiratory crisis.
By dvm360.com staff
Trade Show Executive lists veterinary conference on their Fastest 50 Awards and Summit list.
By dvm360.com staff
Corporation required to sell emergency, specialty practices as a condition of acquiring VCA; FTC concerned about lack of competition.
Veterinary conference presented by dvm360 team will focus on all facets of veterinary life and amp up the engagement.
By dvm360.com staff
Dr. Phillip Nelson of Western University of Health Sciences is the incoming president, while Dr. Calvin M. Johnson is the new president-elect.
By dvm360.com staff
10 confirmed cases of the highly contagious H3N2 virus and four deaths were reported during the first month of operation.
By dvm360.com staff
Vet School Bound offers students considering vet school tools to help with the application process.
This cardiologist wants to prove that the intense effects of the fight-or-flight "sympathetic storm" in pets from scary veterinary visits can wear out their hearts before their time.
Featured Contributors
Yes, price and income affect the demand for veterinary services. But in the case of nutrition, education may be just as important.
While the First Amendment gives the freedom to protest, an at-will employment relationship means it's necessary to tread lightly.
Without Dr. Codger breathing down her neck, Dr. Greenskin is able to grow her confidence—but can she convince her boss that they need to grow their veterinary team?
As a teenager, Dr. Bo Brock heard tell of a giant in the equine lameness field. Decades later, he got to work with him for a week.
You can brush up on slang, dialect, accents and weird vocabulary to reach pet owners in the exam room. But the best way to be understood in veterinary practice is always, first, to listen.
A nondisparagement clause might keep that toxic team member you fired from badmouthing your veterinary practice all over social media—if it’s legally enforceable.
Equine
Dr. Robert Miller says when it comes to working with horses, every offensive move you commit from a horse's point of view needs a preplanned defense on your part.
Commentary
When the largest corporate veterinary practice speaks, everyone else listens.
The end of the world may mean the beginning of a career pivot for veterinarians. With the right attitude, doomsday could be your lucky day!
Medicine
The patient is young and healthy—what could possibly go wrong? Plenty, say Drs. Jennifer Wardlaw and Andrew Claude. Heed their tips
By dvm360.com staff
Whether a veterinary patient is symptomatic or asymptomatic, use this guide to help you get to a diagnosis.
By dvm360.com staff
6 ways veterinarians can help keep these special patients fine-tuned and happy.
By dvm360.com staff
Dr. E’Lise Christensen shares a few her favorite medication options for fast fixes during situational anxiety, panic and phobia.
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.