DVM360 MAGAZINE-11-01-2017

DVM360 MAGAZINE-11-01-2017

Cover Story
Keeping pets’ pain and fear to a minimum is great—but it’s not enough for a good quality of life. Animals need an environment in which they can thrive and be happy. And veterinarians are obligated to help make this happen.
By dvm360.com staff
Results from the dvm360 Clinical Updates: Pet Enrichment Survey reveal a disconnect between the importance veterinary professionals place on enrichment in theory and in the exam room.
You might not feel the same about animal ownership after reading Run Spot Run, but it’s better to be aware of the good as well as the bad for your veterinary patients.
For exotic pets, enrichment can mean the difference between staying in the home and surrender to a shelter.
News
Another set of guidelines? Yes! This update will help keep dogs that frequent your veterinary practice footloose and disease-free.
By dvm360.com staff
Cat-focused veterinary group now “strongly opposes” onychectomy.
Hurricane Irma and wildfires in the Northwest keep clinic teams busy protecting pets and livestock—as well as themselves.
By dvm360.com staff
Human winners have worked with shelter and special needs animals; canines have apprehended drug suspects and detected military threats.
By dvm360.com staff
One Health team at UC Davis hopes to eventually cure this birth defect in canine and human patients.
Featured Contributors
If you don’t consider the balance sheet along with your income statement, you really have no idea if your business is healthy.
Dr. Greenskin presents her veterinary staffing plan to her boss with much trepidation. His response leaves her jaw on the floor.
You'd like to think every surgery can be a success, but that’s not reality. Here's how Dr. Bo Brock tries to learn from the not-so-great moments of veterinary practice.
This veterinary team helped a client adopt a homeless cat—and then got slapped with a lawsuit. Here’s what happened.
If you’re an associate veterinarian, your new employment contract is worth a careful read—so don’t let the new corporate team pressure you into a quick turnaround.
This skill can make your veterinary team work together better and you a more effective leader.
Letters to the editor
By dvm360.com staff
Veterinary technician should not have harassed leasehold tenant, reader says—her termination was appropriate.
By dvm360.com staff
This Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine professor emeritus is embarrassed at the profession's reluctance to actually do something about the rising cost of a DVM education.
Equine
The founders of Horses for Heroes’ Cowboy Up! program think a four-letter problem like PTSD calls for a four-legged solution. Here’s how they’re helping veterans transition from wounded warriors to successful civilians.
Medicine
Print out this article and tuck it in your nerdbook for the rainy day when an acutely azotemic cat is carried in your clinic door. You'll be glad you have it.
Dr. Bellows asks whether we're emphasizing prevention enough in the dental care of our patients.
By dvm360.com staff
There are ways to assist with costs after the window for pet insurance has passed.
Products360
By dvm360.com staff
Here's our regular rundown of new and notable veterinary products.