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AAVMC opens nominations for veterinary achievement and service awards

Winners will be honored at annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Your veterinary associate may want personal finance guidance

Practice owners rated "personal finance" dead last in what they provide in their mentorship programs, according to Benchmarks 2014: A Study of Well-Managed Practices. But associates didn't completely agree.

The veterinarian's guide to budgeting: Don't buy what you don't need

Actively thinking about what you need versus what you don't will help you stick to a real-world spending plan.

Study: TNR reduces feline euthanasia, overpopulation

Shelter intakes also drop drastically during two-year Florida program.

Veterinary equine convention celebrates 60 years

The American Association of Equine Practitioners celebrates its 60th convention.

Medicine

CAPC Tick of the Month: Western blacklegged ticks

Think that because summer is over you can stop worrying about ticks? Dr. Mike Dryden explains when and where you should be looking for Western blacklegged ticks.

Tick personalities: From friendly to sinister

You may never have considered that tick genera have personalities but Dr. Susan Little has. She may not have given them a Rorschach's inkblot test, but she does give us some insight into their personalities, which also gives us insight into what to expect in an infestation.

Toxicology case: AA toxicosis: Alkaline battery exposure in a dog

A look at the case management of a 1-year old Australian shepherd dog who presented to a veterinary clinic for evaluation after chewing on two AA alkaline batteries.

Two strategies for bringing more feline patients into your practice

Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, DAVBP (feline practice), offers two ways to bring in those feline patients you haven’t seen in ages—or may have never seen.

Reliable and consistent anesthesia in large carnivores

Often even routine medical procedures on large carnivores require that the animal be anesthetized. Here, Ryan DeVoe, DVM, MSpVM, DACZM, DABVP, clinical veterinarian with Disney’s Animal Kingdom, tells a tale of his staff staying chilled out while attending to a polar bear.

The job search

Quick tips to grow your veterinary career

Take your job to the next level with this advice to take charge of your career path.

Fla. veterinary students learn practice management skills through new externship

Program considered 'essential' to students hoping to own a veterinary practice.

10 ways to get a veterinary team job

Use these hints to avoid common resume mistakes and learn how to stand out to veterinary employers with an introduction that spells, "Hire me."

Graduation levels hold the line

But the total number of new veterinary graduates could jump 18 percent by 2017.