Reducing patients' anxiety is a worthy pursuit when designing a clinic. Veterinary architect Heather Lewis, AIA, says adopting a feline point of view will get you going in the right direction.
A recent veterinary school graduate or new associate might rightly expect to be welcomed to their prospective clinic with open arms. Dr. Andy Roark is here to demonstrate five ways to completely fail in this endeavor.
Having been around for longer than a century, the journal Veterinary Medicine has a rich heritage. But that doesn't mean it's a museum piece. Here editor Mindy Valcarcel explains her view on the magazine's mission.
Perry the boxer tells us why Sandy should be PMOY
Owner Dr. Ken Schenck built his 27,000-square-foot veterinary clinic on a 2.5 acre piece of land in a mature California neighborhood. The process wasn't without its hurdles, but after 12 years of planning and reassessing, he finally got the hospital his clients and patients deserve.
This installment of the Five features the potential for accidental poisoning through canine "scent training" and an update on the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act. We'll also get a preview of a safe cat handling technique from Dr. Sofia Yin. Also onboard are industry experts Drs. Ernie Ward and Karen Felsted. dvm360 Assistant Content Specialist Katie James hosts episode 65.
A growing pool of graduating veterinarians are facing a declining number of pet visits. It's a bad equation--and one for which Dr. Karen Felsted, CPA, CVPM, MS, says there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Listen as she explains.
Dr. Sophia Yin demonstrates how a simple towel wrap can help keep cats—and your staff—comfortable and safe during an examination.
Social media can be a powerful business tool. Watch as Dr. Ernie Ward explains how team members are crucial to the success of the clinic's Facebook, Twitter and other platforms.
Ray Dillon, DVM, MBA, DACVIM, of Auburn University analyzed research on the incidence of heartworm infection and other lung diseases in cats. His findings may surprise you.
Ray Dillon, DVM, MBA, DACVIM, was seeing more cases of chronic feline lung disease at Auburn University than could be explained by feline heartworm disease alone. Here's what he discovered.
Matt Miller, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology), of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, explains why it can be difficult to diagnose heartworm disease in cats.
dvm360 News Channel Director Kristi Reimer and dvm360 Sales Director David Doherty talk shop: Excess capacity, crushing student debt and the changing market are on the table and on their minds.
Competing with shelters and other low-cost providers may seem like a no win situation. Consultant Shawn McVey, MA, MSW, says veterinary clients can and must be educated about the levels of service within the field to help them make the correct choices.
Goals—be they professional or personal—are best met through an organized approach. Dr. Amanda Donnelly is here with tips to help you and your team conquer goals in the practice and beyond.
Think you can cut corners behind closed doors in your veterinary practice? Dr. Andy Roark says this does a disservice to pets and their owners. Watch this PSA (practitioner service announcement) for his perspective.
From keeping the door closed during a procedure to using an alcohol-based sterile surgical scrub instead of a brush, Dr. Jennifer Wardlaw has tips for keeping infection rates to minimum in your operating room.
Episode 64 of The Five features news about Dr. Glen Hoffsis' role in Lincoln Memorial University's soon-to-be launched veterinary program as well as a preview of dvm360's 2014 Leadership Challenge series. Plus, personnel and financial advice for your practice from Dr. Mike Paul and Mark Opperman, CVPM, along with a feline dental tip from Dr. Wade Gingerich. dvm360 Senior Content Specialist Dr. Heather Biele hosts.
Drs. Sheldon Rubin and Laura Kramer discuss what happens when you take the bacteria Wolbachia away from heartworms in an infected dog.
For team members to improve their professional standing in the practice, they must first look at themselves, according to Dr. Mike Paul. Listen to his take on self-betterment.