DVM360 MAGAZINE-12-01-2016

DVM360 MAGAZINE-12-01-2016

Cover Story
Veterinary IT and digital marketing consultant Eric Garcia is on a mission to spread the word about the benefits of digital sabbaticals, why veterinarians need them and tips to make them smooth and safe.
International gathering of students and professionals tackles problems with veterinary well-being from every perspective.
News
By dvm360.com staff
A dean, a notable bovine practitioner, a historian of veterinary education and a supporter of women in the profession: Former Cornell dean Donald Smith passed away Oct. 29.
By dvm360.com staff
Recently signed bill counts free spay-neuter services toward educational licensing requirements.
By dvm360.com staff
Ted Yoho and Kurt Schrader live to fight another day in the U.S. Congress after yesterday's election.
By dvm360.com staff
Human medicine serves as springboard for advancements in veterinary cardiology.
By dvm360.com staff
The annual awards honor veterinary professionals in North America who go above and beyond in providing pet care and customer service.
By dvm360.com staff
The worms, affecting Key deer as well as domestic pets, haven't been spotted in the U.S. since 1960.
By dvm360.com staff
Association announces it will discontinue option for nonaccredited veterinary practices.
By dvm360.com staff
In honor of National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, Nationwide pet insurance wants to help #curepetcancer with new insights on this old-dog disease.
By dvm360.com staff
Tiny bioengineered systems may offer a new approach to drug safety and efficacy testing.
By dvm360.com staff
The British Veterinary Association calls out the industry for helping in buying and breeding "flat-nosed" dogs.
Commentary
A respite from digital noise can be unexpectedly rejuvenating.
Relational isolation may make us feel safer as veterinarians, but it won’t protect us long-term.
Letters to the editor
In response to a recent installment of “The Dilemma,” a California veterinarian offers two main recommendations for a smooth board review: Keep excellent medical records, and never alter them.
By dvm360.com staff
Council on Education maintains that other professions' accrediting bodies are not as independent as many believe.
Three veterinarians explain the root of their COE concerns. (Hint: It isn’t the distributive model.)
Featured Contributors
Price cuts put smiles on veterinary clients’ faces. But your practice can suffer if you overuse them. Then what do you do?
This is one prolapse case Dr. Brock won’t soon forget.
Dr. Mike Paul reflects on his humble beginnings, veterinary inspiration and the future of a reality TV-style profession.
They may sound good, but certain clauses in your employment agreement might have zero legal enforceability.
Medicine360
Veterinary dermatologist Melissa Hall, DVM, DACVD, wants you to zero in the cause of crusty (or scaly) lesions in your feline patients—and come up with a plan to treat them.
A review of the literature and an explanation of what is (and isn’t) reasonable when it comes to making a treatment plan.
If you’re a general veterinary practitioner, these strategies can help you get more comfortable with a topic you may dread.