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Into the fires of Mordor: Overcoming your biggest veterinary fears

"One does not simply walk" fearlessly through life. Dr. Hilal Dogan knew that FOR SURE in the case of her early fear of surgery.

Dr. Greenskin's client conundrum continued: Comeuppance upon Dr. Codger's return?

The conclusion of our tale of a new veterinary associate's startling encounter over an estimate with a long-standing veterinary client.

Your Veterinary Voice Episode 3: Meet Hilal Dogan, BVSc

We talk to the force behind veterinary medicine's most powerful human interest project yet (and yes, you read that right). Meet the Vet Confessionals Project founder and find out how the project grew into a nationwide phenomenon.

4 ways to a smaller hospital

Is bigger always better? I don't think so. With size come building and maintenance expenses—forever. Look at what you need in your new veterinary clinic, plan accordingly and get creative.

These DVMs put the “rad” in nontRADitional career paths

Veterinarians Karen Bradley and Sarah Wooten map out their roads less traveled with directions on how to prepare and encouragement to get started and keep going.

Medicine

Renal function analysis: A study in contrast agents

Veterinary radiologist Dr. Anthony Pease explains why contrast agents are a quick, easy way to examine the urinary tract.

Taking the bite out of tooth extractions

The old string around the tooth trick won't work with your veterinary patients. But here are some tips to help you slam the door on your fears of tooth extraction.

Sharp mandibular canine tooth extraction advice

How to avoid iatrogenic fracture when removing these tricky teeth.

It’s not magic: The skinny on treating canine atopic dermatitis

Red, itchy skin is more than just an annoying problem. It negatively affects a dog’s quality of life and can lead to secondary infections. Fortunately, this overview of your therapeutic options and step-by-step treatment strategy can help you provide relief to your itchy patients—and as a bonus, this veterinary dermatologist throws in a few treatment tricks of the trade.

When canine flu strikes: An eye on isolation best practices

Canine influenza = scary headlines. We know it’s contagious, but just how long do affected dogs shed the virus?

The job search

Insert directly into trashcan

A list of the worst veterinary career advice I’ve ever received (and promptly discarded)

Looking for a job as an associate veterinarian? Set yourself apart as a candidate

Take it from an owner who’s recently hired: These tips will put you at the top of the list.

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."