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Veterinary Viewpoint: Suicide in the Veterinary Profession
The high risk of suicide among veterinarians is a perfect storm of two factors—compassion fatigue and an acquired capability for self-harm—further compounded by the unique professional experiences of veterinarians.
The Back Page: Veterinary ViewpointsThe American Heartworm Society Looks Toward the FutureAn Interview with Dr. Christopher Rehm
Christopher J. Rehm, Sr, DVM, is the incoming president of the American Heartworm Society (AHS). Dr. Rehm graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and started Rehm Animal Clinic…
The Back Page: Veterinary ViewpointsMaking Dreams a Reality for Today’s Aspiring Veterinarians: An Interview with Dr. Chris Carpenter
Chris Carpenter, DVM, MBA, has worked for years to help young people explore their dreams of becoming veterinarians. This passion for education led Dr. Carpenter to found Vet Set Go (vetsetgo.com)—the first, and only, web community dedicated to aspiring veterinarians.
The Back Page: Veterinary ViewpointsA Dual Passion: Veterinary Medicine & LawAn Interview with Dr. Charlotte Lacroix
In this interview, Dr. Lacroix discusses her journey as both a veterinarian and lawyer, and provides insight into the nature of lawsuits in veterinary practice.
The Back Page: Veterinary ViewpointsUse of Prostheses in Companion Animal MedicineAn Interview with Dr. Jacqueline Davidson
In this interview, Jacqueline Davidson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS & ACVSMR, discusses the use of prostheses in small animal medicine, not only answering questions about quality of life for amputees, but also talking about how the field is developing and may grow in the future.
The Back Page: Veterinary ViewpointsThe Value of the Fear Free InitiativeAn Interview with Dr. Marty Becker
Dr. Marty Becker has spent his career working toward better health for pets and the people who love them. He was the resident veterinary contributor on Good Morning America for 17 years; a founding member of Core Team Oz—a group of key guest contributors for The Dr. Oz Show; and a Today Show contributor. …
The Back Page: Veterinary ViewpointsThe House Call VeterinarianAn Interview with Dr. Karen Fine
Do you ever wonder how many pets are never seen by a veterinarian because clients are unable, or choose not to go through the stress involved, to bring them into a veterinary practice? Consider the role of the veterinarian who makes house calls, especially for cats. Although pet cats outnumber dogs in the U.S. by …
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The New AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs & Cats
An Interview with Dr. Mark E. Epstein
The American Animal Hospital Association and American Association of Feline Practitioners recently released the 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, updating the original guidelines presented in 2007. In the following interview, Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Canine/Feline), AAPM, CVPP, who cochaired the task force that authored the updated guidelines, shares insights …
The Back Page – Veterinary Viewpoints: The Facts About Canine Influenza – An Interview with Dr. Edward Dubovi
Edward Dubovi, MS, PhD, is Director-Virology Laboratory, Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC), and a professor, at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, positions he has held for over 30 years. In 2004, the AHDC laboratory made the first isolation of the H3N8 canine influenza virus. In this interview, he shares critical information concerning the recent …