When it comes to essential oil flea preventives, "natural" does not equate to no worries, as this study has shown.
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.
Catherine Mullin, VMD, MS, describes protocols for vaccinating shelter
animals to prevent canine parvovirus infection and feline panleukopenia.
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.
Do owners who create profiles for their dogs and cats on pet social networking sites such as Dogster and Catster interact differently than those on friend-oriented sites such as Facebook? Find out in this investigation on pets and the web.
Discarded or carelessly stored cigarettes and cigarette butts can be easily found by pets and children. Hear all about the toxic effects that can occur when such rubbish is consumed.
A recent review of research data on feeding these types of diets looked at what concerns and advice you should have if your clients are considering them.
A recent study examined two treatment options for the tick-borne illness.
Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, chief medical officer of Banfield Pet Hospital, discusses the significance of the practice's most recent report assessing the state of pet health. The report analyzed more than 2.5 million medical records in an effort to better understand veterinary diseases like periodontal disease, diabetes, flea and tick infestation, otitis externa and heartworm disease. Click here to view the full story and access multiple data tables.