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Oldies, oddities and kitties

VETTED - Sep 18, 2017

The American Museum of the Housecat is a cat-lover’s paradise—and not just because you’ll find over 5,000 items of feline art, toys and collectibles. All profits go to funding a no-kill, cat-only adoption center and sanctuary.

Why 'use it or lose it' works in veterinary wellness plans

VETTED - Sep 15, 2017

When veterinary clients pay an annual fee—or monthly installments—for wellness services over the course of a year, will they be mad if they don't use them? Not if you remind them. (You ARE sending out regular reminders for everything, right?)

Feline stomatitis: Get all the gunk

VETTED - Sep 12, 2017

Leaving behind any rough edges or diseased tissue when removing teeth from cats with this painful condition is a big no-no, says Dr. Heidi Lobprise.

7 techniques for better radiographs—and better patient care

VETTED - Sep 06, 2017

A radiograph can quickly become an expensive and a dangerous waste of time (think of that X-ray exposure!) if it’s not showing what is needed. Here are some tips to make you a pro.

Investing in veterinary imaging: A tale of two ultrasounds

VETTED - Aug 29, 2017

When it comes to purchasing ultrasound equipment, you want the best of machines, not the worst of machines. It's a far, far better thing to do your research. Here’s one clinic's guidance on how to approach this sizable investment.

Data: Pet owners on nutrition, preventive health, pain

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 18, 2017

Whose job is preventive health? How often do young pet owners turn to nutrition to solve their pet's pain problems? Dive into the new data from The Pet Owner Paths research.

Breaking news

Big game, big protest and bigger consequences

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 19, 2017

By Marc Rosenberg, VMD

While the First Amendment gives the freedom to protest, an at-will employment relationship means it's necessary to tread lightly.

dvm360 product report: 15-month Lyme vaccine, practice app features and more

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 18, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

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

Four types of veterinary imaging help save Maddie the Yorkie

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 15, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

BluePearl team uses radiography, ultrasound, bronchoscopy and fluoroscopy to manage acute respiratory crisis.

Clinical updates

Into the wild(life) quiz

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Sep 18, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Spelunkers and bats, marine mammals and cats, deer and habitats. How well do you know your wildlife diseases? Take the quiz and find out!

Keep pets appropriately active following surgery

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Sep 14, 2017

By David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

They'll think they're healed well before they really are.

Help clients stay optimistic when FeLV results are positive

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Sep 13, 2017

By Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)

Feline leukemia virus sounds like a horrifying diagnosis to cat owners. But there is much hope for your feline patients with this infectious disease.

Practice life and business

How I saved more than $100,000 for my hospital

VETTED - Sep 19, 2017

By Stephanie Zeddies

If it's too expensive to hire somebody like me (we're worth our weight in gold, come on), try seven other tweaks to get your veterinary practice inventory better managed and lower priced.

Why 'use it or lose it' works in veterinary wellness plans

VETTED - Sep 15, 2017

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

When veterinary clients pay an annual fee—or monthly installments—for wellness services over the course of a year, will they be mad if they don't use them? Not if you remind them. (You ARE sending out regular reminders for everything, right?)

Your Veterinary Voice, Episode 14: Meet Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

dvm360.com - Sep 13, 2017

By Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Get an über-tech's take on the national credential initiative, career development in the veterinary field and what it's like to spend childhood as a hopeful mechanical robot hero.

Teamwork and communication

4 futures for veterinary practice managers

FIRSTLINE - Sep 20, 2017

By Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM

In the year 2020 ... what manager will you be? They might look similar, but your flavor of veterinary practice manager personality and approach to big change today could make a big difference.

Back Office Blunders, Episode 10: Prescription predicament

FIRSTLINE - Sep 19, 2017

By Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia), Hilal Dogan, BVSc

If your team can't give clients a clear message, there's little hope of compliance (and pet wellness).

The anatomy of a veterinary nurse

FIRSTLINE - Sep 13, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

What are veterinary nurses made out of? Sugar and spice and handling lice, and snips and snails, and puppy dog's tails—plus more awesome medical knowledge and insanely compassionate care than the normal human being is capable of.

Photo packages

ER docs, specialists and their team members shine on TV

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 19, 2017

By Christine Cox, Dacia Clay

Nat Geo WILD's Animal ER in a Houston specialty practice showcases how hard veterinarians and their teams work, how the wonders of modern medicine reach all the way to pets, and where that money from the vet bill goes. (Hint: Better medicine.)

Meet the 2017 dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year finalists

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 08, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

These 10 top-notch finalists are pros at tackling veterinary practice problems. How will they inspire you?

A song of fire and itch: Veterinary dermatologic variations on Game of Thrones

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 31, 2017

By Sarah J. Wooten, DVM

What better way to find out the latest derm updates to rescue your patients than by correlating them to the hottest series on TV?

Hospital design

Planning on AAHA accreditation? Focus on the layout of your surgery room

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Aug 26, 2017

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Live from the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference, architect Heather Lewis shares design tips for AAHA accreditation.

3 tips from the Specialty Hospital of the Year

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Aug 25, 2017

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Live from the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference, we caught up with this year’s honoree. His advice is simple and timeless—and it rocks.

Building new? Plan now for AAHA certification

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Aug 25, 2017

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

These design touches won’t just get you points on your AAHA accreditation score. They’re industry standards that Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference educator Heather Lewis, AIA, hopes to see in every veterinary hospital, every time.