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Your Veterinary Voice Episode 11: Laurie Hess, DVM, DABVP (avian)

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Mar 01, 2017

One of our favorite exotic vet sits down to talk with us about her new book, the big pet-killing mystery she solved, and explain why it's awesome—and sometimes nerve-racking—for cat and dog vets to treat exotics. (Bonus tip: Oral penicillin kills rabbits, folks. Beware!) ...

Exotic-animal news

More than just a pet in a cage—exotics need enrichment too

For exotic pets, enrichment can mean the difference between staying in the home and surrender to a shelter.

Photo gallery: An exclusive peek at the animals of the National Geographic Photo Ark

Your chance to lay eyes on just a few of the many faces you can meet as part of this project to pictorially capture all animals in captivity.

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?

Exotic-animal medicine

Enrichment for small mammals—what owners need to know

Laboratory animal veterinarians are greatly concerned with caring for small mammals away from their natural habitats—giving them the best life possible while they're under these researchers' care. Share their wisdom with your pocket-pet-owning clients.

The 3 types of bird owners: A Fetch dvm360 conference doodle

Branch out in your understanding of these veterinary clients.

Mind Over Miller: Lions, cobras and elephants—oh my!

Don't shrink from treating exotics. Dr. Robert Miller assures you that you've got this.

3 veterinary hospital design tips for exotic patients

Cat-friendly exam rooms and low-noise dog kennels are one thing. This veterinary architect goes beyond the cats and the dogs and offers a trio of ideas to pay special attention to birds, lizards, snakes and smaller mammals.

More than just a pet in a cage—exotics need enrichment too

For exotic pets, enrichment can mean the difference between staying in the home and surrender to a shelter.

Avian medicine

The 3 types of bird owners: A Fetch dvm360 conference doodle

Branch out in your understanding of these veterinary clients.

ER docs, specialists and their team members shine on TV

Nat Geo WILD's Animal ER in a Houston specialty practice showcases how hard veterinarians and their teams work, how the wonders of modern medicine reach all the way to pets, and where that money from the vet bill goes. (Hint: Better medicine.)

3 veterinary hospital design tips for exotic patients

Cat-friendly exam rooms and low-noise dog kennels are one thing. This veterinary architect goes beyond the cats and the dogs and offers a trio of ideas to pay special attention to birds, lizards, snakes and smaller mammals.

Your Veterinary Voice Episode 11: Laurie Hess, DVM, DABVP (avian)

One of our favorite exotic vet sits down to talk with us about her new book, the big pet-killing mystery she solved, and explain why it's awesome—and sometimes nerve-racking—for cat and dog vets to treat exotics. (Bonus tip: Oral penicillin kills rabbits, folks. Beware!)

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.