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Data: Guarding your parasite preventives

VETTED - Jul 27, 2017

Is it worth the fight to keep parasite preventive sales in your veterinary practice? Respondents to recent dvm360 parasitology surveys weigh in.

Your Veterinary Voice Episode 13: Meet Andy Roark, DVM, MS

VETTED - Jul 25, 2017

We go deep with Dr. Roark on such topics as social media as a "relationship accelerator," that scary E-word (entrepreneurship) and new graduates coming into their own as business people.

Antibiotic Q&A: Third-generation vs. first-generation cephalosporins

VETTED - Jul 24, 2017

Have third-generation cephalosporins lost activity against common gram-positive pathogens?

Arm up against parasites!

VETTED - Jul 24, 2017

From client handouts to prevention toolkits, we have all the resources you and your veterinary clients need to battle this year's uptick in parasite prevalence.

Technicians—your surgical sidekicks

VETTED - Jul 20, 2017

Surgery team, assemble! It’s time for veterinarians to let their Super Techs reveal the heroes they were born to be.

There's no such thing as a 'rabies visit'

VETTED - Jul 20, 2017

Don't give up on a patient—or a pet owner. Every exam room visit is an opportunity to cherish and optimize a patient's health with needed vaccines, recommended diagnostics and care for problems a pet owner didn't even know the pet was facing. Here's how Dr. Ernie Ward makes the most out of what looks like a cursory visit.

Breaking news

Old school, New School: Fight or flight?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 26, 2017

By Jeremy Campfield, DVM

An abrasive senior technician is leaving distressed team members and neglected patients in her domineering wake. Dr. Greenskin thinks that if she owned the hospital, she wouldn’t put up with such behavior—would she?

dvm360 Product Report: New dermatology cream, DNA tests and more

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 26, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

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

Letter to dvm360: Living the vet school dream means taking responsibility for choices

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 25, 2017

By Robert M. Mason, DVM

One reader says it’s not his job to bail out a young veterinarian who makes poor financial decisions.

Clinical updates

Just Ask the Expert: Is there a role for melatonin in dogs and cats with IMHA?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 27, 2017

By Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM

This hormone is already embraced by some veterinarians for various conditions. Dr. Christopher Byers explores whether there is an indication for immune-mediated hemolytic anemia.

Data: Guarding your parasite preventives

VETTED - Jul 27, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Is it worth the fight to keep parasite preventive sales in your veterinary practice? Respondents to recent dvm360 parasitology surveys weigh in.

How cats say, 'I love you'

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 25, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Because, c’mon, as veterinary professionals we know cats aren’t just going to outright say those three little words. Here's a handout depicting the telltale signs that a feline friend is giving his human heart-eyes.

Practice life and business

Your veterinary employees aren't children

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 28, 2017

By Mark Opperman, BS, CVPM

You're there for managing, not parenting, says Mark Opperman, CVPM.

Are you using the right lure for the right applicant?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 25, 2017

By Mark Opperman, BS, CVPM

You've gone fishing for the best veterinary professionals for your clinic, but you're only reeling in duds. Here are the tools you need to hook a legendary catch.

Your Veterinary Voice Episode 13: Meet Andy Roark, DVM, MS

VETTED - Jul 25, 2017

By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS, Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

We go deep with Dr. Roark on such topics as social media as a "relationship accelerator," that scary E-word (entrepreneurship) and new graduates coming into their own as business people.

Teamwork and communication

Why technicians leave—and what you can do about it

FIRSTLINE - Jul 26, 2017

By Julie Carlson, CVT

As a practice manager, you play a key role in keeping veterinary technicians happy and healthy and at your practice.

Veterinary technicians and receptionists: Educate clients on pain management

FIRSTLINE - Jul 24, 2017

By Michael Petty, DVM, CCVP, CCRT

Your extended contact with pet owners means extra opportunities for spreading awareness about pain, says Dr. Michael Petty.

A naysayer’s guide to pet insurance and third-party payment plans

FIRSTLINE - Jul 24, 2017

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

No money means no care means no healthy pets. We know you don’t want to be a pet insurance salesman or pitch veterinary care credit cards, and you don’t have to. Here are some ways to fight through your reservations—or the worries of others—about these two kinds of products.

Photo packages

Your veterinary clinic cat goes on strike

FIRSTLINE - Jul 20, 2017

By CC the Clinic Cat

What would happen if your clinic cat didn't show up for work?

The faces of chronic pain in the veterinary clinic

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 20, 2017

By Mindy Valcarcel, Editor, Medicine Channel Director, Robin Downing, DVM, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, CVA, MS

The last thing you want is to allow a pet to experience or subsist in pain. Take a trip through this photo gallery to make sure your pain detector is set on high and ready to take action.

Veterinary confessions: In control ... or out?

dvm360.com - Jul 07, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

We selected confessions from the Vet Confessionals Project that reflect the feelings of control (or lack thereof) that plague the profession.

Hospital design

Warm ... warmer ... your veterinary design idea's red-hot!

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jul 25, 2017

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

... or it will be if this dvm360 reader gets the electric radiant flooring she wants. Veterinary architect and Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference educator Heather Lewis, AIA, tells her whether it's a good idea.

Make your $5K remodel budget REALLY COUNT

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jul 14, 2017

By Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB

"Place that money where it does the most good," says veterinary architect Dan Chapel.

3 veterinary hospital design tips for exotic patients

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jul 10, 2017

By Vicki Pollard, CVT, AIA

Cat-friendly exam rooms and low-noise dog kennels are one thing. This veterinary architect goes beyond the cats and the dogs and offers a trio of ideas to pay special attention to birds, lizards, snakes and smaller mammals.