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No good deed goes unpunished

FIRSTLINE - Sep 26, 2016

To save a kitten, a veterinary technician like me can't help but share good advice to see the veterinarian, whether it's in the feed store, the grocery store or anywhere. But sometimes trying to help just gets you a slap in the face (not literally).

The philosophy of pain

VETTED - Sep 26, 2016

Why borrowing four principles of human clinical bioethics will enhance the lives of our veterinary patients.

Age is not a disease ...

VETTED - Sep 19, 2016

... but here are client communication and philosophical tips from CVC educator Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology), for those moments in a veterinary hospital when a pet's age and difficult diagnoses and prognoses come together.

Can you save this client? (Yes.)

VETTED - Sep 19, 2016

Well, most of the time. With education. So put on your teaching caps and meet these clients where they are (so you can lead them where you need them to go).

“If I could change one thing about veterinary medicine in the future …”

VETTED - Sep 16, 2016

What invention would make your life easier in practice? An informal poll.

Breaking news

Dr. Joseph Bojrab remembered as expert educator in veterinary community

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 21, 2016

By Mindy Valcarcel, Editor, Medicine Channel Director

Bojrab leaves behind a legacy of imparting practical knowledge in the surgery suite.

First documented identical twin dogs delivered

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 21, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Irish Wolfhound puppies Cullen and Romulus were confirmed genetically identical after discovering they shared the same placenta during a Cesarean delivery.

When clients see the health benefits of pet ownership, pets and vets win

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 20, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Results from a Human Animal Bond Research Initiative and American Animal Hospital Association survey reveal a link between owner knowledge of human-animal bond benefits and veterinary care.

Clinical updates

Are worries about long-term use of robenacoxib in arthritic cats warranted?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Sep 26, 2016

By Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

Study shows that longer use may be OK, even in cats with kidney disease, but more research is needed.

Life-saving pointers for parvo puppies

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 21, 2016

By Mindy Valcarcel, Editor, Medicine Channel Director

Parvovirus is a much dreaded diagnosis, but these fragile puppies can make it through. Here's how.

Canine parvovirus update: Can you save patients without that expensive hospital stay?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Sep 20, 2016

By Justine Lee, DVM; DACVECC; DABT; CEO, VETgirl

Veterinary criticalist and toxicologist Justine Lee discusses a new out-patient protocol for parvo puppies.

Practice life and business

The philosophy of pain

VETTED - Sep 26, 2016

By Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP

Why borrowing four principles of human clinical bioethics will enhance the lives of our veterinary patients.

Traumatic brain injury: A veterinarian never forgets

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 23, 2016

By Kathryn Primm, DVM

This doctor kept it all straight, even after a bonk on the head.

Don't be a bonehead: Help clients hear your fracture management recommendations

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 23, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Bone is pretty amazing tissue—constraining and directing the forces of muscle, and adapting under heavy loads. So, can you apply that metaphor to your client communication? Veterinary surgeon Dr. David Dycus explains how poor communication led to one super smelly cat, and offers tips getting clients to follow your fracture management recommendations.

Teamwork and communication

No good deed goes unpunished

FIRSTLINE - Sep 26, 2016

By Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM

To save a kitten, a veterinary technician like me can't help but share good advice to see the veterinarian, whether it's in the feed store, the grocery store or anywhere. But sometimes trying to help just gets you a slap in the face (not literally).

Don't panic! A low-stress approach is easy and fun

FIRSTLINE - Sep 23, 2016

By E'Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB

Switching styles can trip up the team, but the transition is worth the trouble.

Data: All eyes on the ears

FIRSTLINE - Sep 23, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Labs, goldens, bulldogs, Westies ... and yes, bassets. (Plus any other dog who regularly puts in her laps to stay cool or stay trim.) They’re all more likely than average to suffer from otitis.

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Data: All eyes on the ears

FIRSTLINE - Sep 23, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Labs, goldens, bulldogs, Westies ... and yes, bassets. (Plus any other dog who regularly puts in her laps to stay cool or stay trim.) They’re all more likely than average to suffer from otitis.

Can you save this client? (Yes.)

VETTED - Sep 19, 2016

By Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director

Well, most of the time. With education. So put on your teaching caps and meet these clients where they are (so you can lead them where you need them to go).

11 things you love about equine medicine

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 14, 2016

By Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director

As an equine vet (or technician), you've been covered in so much sweat and dirt it forms a paste on your skin. You've wondered, "What's that smell?" Then realized it was you. And you've borne the burden of delivering the news that this horse the owner was counting on still isn't pregnant. Here are a few reasons to celebrate your unique work life.

Hospital design

Become a wizard of small-space hospital design

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Sep 23, 2016

By Wayne Usiak, AIA

Whether you’re building new or remodeling, architect Wayne Usiak, AIA, reveals a few tricks in his spell book for your small veterinary hospital. Wand and top-hat optional.

Veterinary facility engineering trends

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Sep 12, 2016

By C. Scott Learned, MS, MBA, PE

An expert's take on the details that may prove important to your project

Exclusive veterinary lab contracts: Deal or no deal?

VETTED - Sep 12, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

New VHMA data doesn't tell you what to do—it just tells you what other folks are doing when it comes to in-house and off-site testing.