Associate professor Christopher Adin, DVM, discusses the various parts of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and how to use them together to produce your desired results, as well as NPWT's indications and contraindications.
Board certified veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Heather Kaese discusses canine cataract development and associated diabetes complications, as well as treatment options.
Dr. Laura Garrett, a board-certified veterinary oncologist, explains how understanding the stages of grief can prevent you from taking clients’ reactions to bad news personally.
When it comes to essential oil flea preventives, "natural" does not equate to no worries, as this study has shown.
Catherine Mullin, VMD, MS, describes protocols for vaccinating shelter
animals to prevent canine parvovirus infection and feline panleukopenia.
Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM, discusses the role vaccination can play
in controlling canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) in
shelter dogs and describes her vaccination protocols. CIRDC is a
multifactorial syndrome involving an interaction between viral and bacterial
pathogens, an animal’s immune response, and environmental factors.
An investigation looked into putting some numbers to the predatory nature of domestic free-ranging cats.
A study found unsafe noise levels in dog kennels—take precautions to protect your patients and staff.
If the everyday grind of the veterinary clinic is consuming your attention you may be missing opportunities to bond with clients. Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA, say you should never lose sight of engaging pet owners.
Listen to Dr. Ellen Behrend's complete presentation "Top tips for owners of diabetic cats" from the 2012 CVC in Washington, D.C.
Summer fast approaches, and a danger lurks in your clients’ yards—it’s not the flora or fauna, but that garden hose your clients bathe their pets with.
It's easy to lose sight of the most important part of social media as it applies to your veterinary practice, your team, and your clients: Connecting with one another. Listen as hospital administrator Brenda Tassava, CVPM, CVJ, boils social media down to its most relevant function and offer some suggestions for further study.
If you're a veterinarian congratulating yourself on your egalitarian practice culture, stop kidding yourself. Every hospital has its privileged class and its working class, says Shawn McVey, MA, MSW. And this volatile mix can blow up if you don't manage it carefully.
As the veterinary industry continues to evolve, so must the complexion of veterinary practice. Consultant Shawn McVey, MA, MSW, says the time for everyone to start getting along is now. The first step? Take a good long look in the mirror.
Chaser, a female border collie that can distinguish among more than 1,000 objects, is helping to show that dogs learn in much the same way as humans do.
This is isn't your average client reminder: "It's my voice that's recorded, so I'm personally talking to clients," says Dr. Clark-Blount of Laurel Oaks Animal Hospital in Kingsland, Ga. "The only thing that's automated is the pet's name and the appointment time. We do the message ourselves so it's more personal."
Click the "Play" button to listen to a real-life client reminder from Dr. Clark-Blount's clinic.
The American Automobile Association's 2011 Consumer Pulse Survey pinpoints important safety information you may need to drive home to your clients.