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Do YOU doggie daycare?

VETTED - Oct 20, 2017

Pets can benefit from training, boarding and day care owned by a veterinarian—the DVM is the expert, after all, not pet service and pet retail staff somewhere else. Just figure out if this chance for pet enrichment for your clients is the right fit for your veterinary hospital's philosophy, staff and location.

World's cutest dog muzzle?

VETTED - Oct 17, 2017

This soft, duck-billed muzzle might turn an angry dog outburst into a funny angry-Donald Duck-like experience. Veterinary professionals, decide for yourself.

Canine hypothyroidism: Shield your patients from overdiagnosis

VETTED - Oct 11, 2017

According to experts like Dr. Bruyette, hypothyroidism is the most overdiagnosed endocrine disorder in dogs. Here’s how you can be sure you’re not part of the overdiagnosis crowd.

Canine hypothyroidism: Supplementation and monitoring updates

VETTED - Oct 10, 2017

Yawn ... you already know about hypothyroidism treatment in dogs. What's the big deal? A LOT! Including the fact that you may be oversupplementing that levothyroxine. Dr. Bruyette talks the latest and greatest in the realm of canine hypothyroidism.

Don’t let ringworm run rings around your veterinary patients

VETTED - Oct 10, 2017

Are you caught up on the latest veterinary developments for managing ringworm? (Hint: There’s a new diagnostic test and new drug at your dermatophytosis-demolishing disposal.)

Tip: Low-stress talk about high-stress bills

VETTED - Oct 10, 2017

Spring a high cost on a client they weren't expecting, you get grief. So, when you see an important but nonurgent procedure in the veterinary exam room that needs to be done SOON but not NOW, give them a heads-up.

Breaking news

Two studies focus on gastric ulcer treatments in horses

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 20, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

One veterinary investigation warns against compounded omeprazole; the other shows a positive effect for a polysaccharide blend.

dvm360 product report: Appetite stimulant, FeLV/FIV/heartworm test, and more

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 19, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Here's our weekly rundown of new and notable veterinary products.

Petco launches in-store low-cost veterinary hospital

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 18, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

The company expects to open 12 additional hospitals by January 2018.

Clinical updates

Are dogs "scrotally aware"?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Oct 20, 2017

By Amanda Dykstra, DVM

Two studies are challenging long-held perceptions on the best place to make an incision for castration in dogs.

What to tell clients about cats' chronic diarrhea

dvm360.com - Oct 17, 2017

By David C. Twedt, DVM, DACVIM

Cat owners need to know all hope is not lost.

World's cutest dog muzzle?

VETTED - Oct 17, 2017

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

This soft, duck-billed muzzle might turn an angry dog outburst into a funny angry-Donald Duck-like experience. Veterinary professionals, decide for yourself.

Practice life and business

Do YOU doggie daycare?

VETTED - Oct 20, 2017

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

Pets can benefit from training, boarding and day care owned by a veterinarian—the DVM is the expert, after all, not pet service and pet retail staff somewhere else. Just figure out if this chance for pet enrichment for your clients is the right fit for your veterinary hospital's philosophy, staff and location.

From single-site to multi-location veterinary hospital in six weeks

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Oct 19, 2017

By Rebecca Rowe, CVPM

I knew this satellite project would be a success, but my bosses weren’t so sure—and if it didn’t work out, my job was on the line.

How to hire, train receptionists better

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Oct 18, 2017

By Brian Conrad, CVPM

Essential advice on installing this key veterinary practice team member from a CVPM who's done it wrong and done it right.

Teamwork and communication

Fetch dvm360 conference follow-up: Tamping out toxic teams

FIRSTLINE - Oct 18, 2017

By Oriana D. Scislowicz, BS, LVT

Don’t let workplace negativity get you down. Use these tips to fight back and turn your team around.

My Fear Free success story

FIRSTLINE - Oct 17, 2017

By Debbie Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (behavior)

This VTS shares a low-stress handling win from the real world.

Batting around enrichment in the veterinary hospital

FIRSTLINE - Oct 16, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Exclusive data from the dvm360 Clinical Updates: Pet Enrichment Survey reveals how many practices are offering enrichment—and what they're doing to focus on the pet's experience.

Photo packages

6 hospital décor rules to live by

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Oct 18, 2017

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Use these tips from veterinary architect Dan Chapel to get your design straight.

What vet techs say behind your back

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Oct 12, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Everyone loves on vet techs during National Veterinary Technician Week, but the rest of the year many of them don't get the recognition and respect they deserve. Here are veterinary technician and doctor confessions on the special abilities—and sad situation—of the talented certified technician.

Your patients are bored to death

Oct 07, 2017

By Sarah J. Wooten, DVM

Use these 10 quick and easy pet enrichment tips to help your clients put the “play” back in pets’ “playtime.”

Hospital design

6 hospital décor rules to live by

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Oct 18, 2017

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Use these tips from veterinary architect Dan Chapel to get your design straight.

Upcoming construction project? You be the veterinarian and let someone else project manage

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Oct 18, 2017

By Wayne Usiak, AIA

This hospital design expert says vets must resist the urge to undertake what will essentially lose them money.

Offering refreshments is ahhhh-cheivable

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Oct 02, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Finding space to offer your veterinary clients refreshments is easier than you think. Here are some examples to bring you inspiration.