DVM360 MAGAZINE-12-01-2017

DVM360 MAGAZINE-12-01-2017

Cover Story
Director of association’s first Veterinary Economics Division will step down after annual convention in July.
Research indicates that human physicians are unaware of and uncomfortable discussing zoonotic diseases. But veterinarians can help fill the knowledge gap.
News
By dvm360.com staff
National veterinary pratice announces program to help ease financial strain for its more than 3,500 doctors.
By dvm360.com staff
Inspired by James Herriot, Dr. P.J. Miller decided to recount his adventures as a veterinarian in the modern age.
By dvm360.com staff
A longtime advocate for the well-being of food animals, Grandin is now lending her experience and expertise to the veterinary environment.
By dvm360.com staff
Veterinarians and team members, with the help of the Banfield charity, have been working to keep pets on the island safe and healthy in the wake of disaster.
By dvm360.com staff
A city panel moved the measure one step closer to approval in October.
The holidays are coming, which means questions and concerns about traveling with pets will be coming too.
By dvm360.com staff
Nearly 90 percent of British veterinarians and team members say they’ve felt harassed by a client—often over cost of care. Here are the statistics and some tips on dealing with it.
Depreciation on a new unit for your veterinary practice can improve your tax situation. But if it doesn’t generate ROI, it’s simply not worth it.
By dvm360.com staff
Program was developed based on research and pilot testing led by Purdue University animal welfare faculty.
By dvm360.com staff
The company expects to open 12 additional hospitals by January 2018.
By dvm360.com staff
This associate veterinarian recently relocated and started a new job at a busy general practice.
By dvm360.com staff
The deck is stacked with these Fetch speakers, who have found a way to work in the oh-so-scandalous card game into their sessions.
Featured Contributors
The associate veterinarian is newly confident. The practice owner is suddenly insecure. An outburst is about to turn everybody's day upside-down.
It’s easy to presume that veterinary colleges receiving lots of public support can charge lower tuition—but is it true? The AVMA Econ team decided to find out.
A stethoscope at the ready is a sign of progress in veterinary medicine, Dr. Miller says—it reflects an ability to differentiate normal from abnormal.
New veterinary talent wants noncompete language that won’t be unfairly burdensome. Employers want noncompete language that will hold up in court. Could a laddered noncompete serve both interests?
A new associate suggests some small upgrades for the good of the practice. Can he convince his bosses to go along with it?
Letters to the editor
By dvm360.com staff
After a new pet owner was severely injured in a car accident, she blamed the veterinary practice. One reader says the blame goes both ways.
Equine
With a little less than three years to go, will equine researchers meet the ambitious goal of Vision 2020—to conquer laminitis?
Commentary
Personal spending reveals much more than the things we purchase.
Medicine
According to behavior expert and Fetch dvm360 speaker Dr. John Ciribassi, many clients (and veterinary professionals!) fail to recognize aggression for what it really is—a clinical sign.
By dvm360.com staff
Feeding a cystitis-prevention diet may be of benefit, but the exact food components responsible for the beneficial effect is unclear.
By dvm360.com staff
While there’s no cure for this adrenal condition, cats can achieve their full life expectancy with appropriate treatment.
By dvm360.com staff
Without cold, hard lab numbers and clear scientific proof, diagnosing neurologic conditions in your veterinary patients can be tough to describe, and without owner buy-in, they can be tough to treat. However, a recent review provides a starting point for providing clients with objective evidence.
By dvm360.com staff
No, calorie content is not required (yet) on pet food labels. But you can still help your veterinary clients figure out caloric intake.