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Articles by Philip VanVranken, DVM

Philip VanVranken, DVM

Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic
Battle Creek, Mich.

Idea Exchange: A simple question that elicits more effective—and efficient—fecal examinations
July 1, 2012

Dr. Pete VanVranken's tip will ensure clients get what there are really asking for.

Advising clients on treating or euthanizing pets with behavior problems
November 1, 2011

Our Practitioner Advisory Board weighs in on this critical topic.

Video: Surgery savvy
February 2, 2011

Drs. Joseph Bojrab and Philip VanVranken talk about surgical technique, suture choices, and more.

How do you handle elective euthanasia?
July 21, 2010

Veterinary behaviorist Gary Landsberg gives practical options for approaching a sensitive issue.

Training technique controversies
July 21, 2010

Behaviorist Gary Landsberg tells you how to identify trainers that use positive practices, not punishment, to teach desirable behaviors in pets.

Why behavior questions help diagnose medical problems
July 21, 2010

Dr. Gary Landsberg explains how the first clues to an underlying illness often manifest as behavioral signs.

Specialist in the Spotlight: Dr. James Gaynor
May 24, 2010

Drs. James Gaynor and Philip (Pete) VanVranken discuss treating pain associated with various conditions.

Editors' Guest: Why we gave fecal centrifugation a spin
July 1, 2006

A few years ago, our veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians learned that centrifugation of fecal samples was the superior test for diagnosing gastrointestinal parasitism.

Editors' Guest: Prophy on!
February 1, 2005

As many of you are aware, February is national pet dental health month. In the past few years, many of us have ratcheted up our dental care skills, yet I often feel we still don't always do all the dental procedures our patients need.


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