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In an exotic-animal emergency, assess before you address

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Oct 06, 2016

Dr. Julia Whittington explains the importance of taking the time to observe critical exotic pets before diving in with therapeutic measures. ...

Exotic-animal news

Exotic-veterinarian-turned-author: Animals come from everywhere, and they all deserve good medical care

Practice owner and newly published memoirist Dr. Laurie Hess sat down with us at CVC San Diego for an exclusive Q&A about her new book, a big sugar glider mystery, her take on practice management—and managing nosy neighbors.

Florida officials battling New World screwworm outbreak in the Keys

The worms, affecting Key deer as well as domestic pets, haven't been spotted in the U.S. since 1960.

Kansas State researchers investigate the threat of influenza from amphibians

Equine flu. Canine flu. Now do we have to worry about the frog flu, too?

New York enacts law requiring retailers to provide client education on exotic pet purchases

Sellers of exotic animals must now give clients written care instructions either in print or digital format.

CSU veterinarians rehabilitate ailing African lion

Specialists treat Guero's broken neck and damaged teeth with steroids and dental surgery.

Exotic-animal medicine

Hyper procyonids and other exam room oddities

3 strange visitors to an exotics doc's exam room

Your Veterinary Voice Episode 10: Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM

Chatfield shares her tips on finding an alternative career in veterinary medicine, her worries about the next big zoonotic disease, and her all-American approach to pet ownership.

Exotic-veterinarian-turned-author: Animals come from everywhere, and they all deserve good medical care

Practice owner and newly published memoirist Dr. Laurie Hess sat down with us at CVC San Diego for an exclusive Q&A about her new book, a big sugar glider mystery, her take on practice management—and managing nosy neighbors.

Inside scoop on reindeers in the real world

A Q&A on what makes a reindeer a reindeer and an overview of their flight patterns (really).

Mind Over Miller: Hold off on choosing your animal specialty

Young veterinary grads will be smarter and more career-flexible if they look to mixed practice for their first job.

Avian medicine

In an exotic-animal emergency, assess before you address

Dr. Julia Whittington explains the importance of taking the time to observe critical exotic pets before diving in with therapeutic measures.

State fairs ban live poultry exhibits amid influenza concern

Officials hope to quell the transmission of disease by limiting transport of flocks.

U.S. government makes plans to stockpile avian flu vaccine

Goal is to prepare for potential recurrence of highly pathogenic virus this fall.

Researchers develop new vaccine for lethal disease of pet parrots

Avian Bornavirus causes blindness, heart failure or intestinal blockage.

The exotic pet care toolkit

Whether your practice sees exotic pets or you simply field a phone call every now and then, arm your team to educate clients on exotic pet care using these tools.