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Personal/Professional Development

An Eye Toward Service Animals: An Interview With Dr. Brady Beale

The ACVO National Service Animal Eye Exam Event—now in its 7th year—takes place annually every May. This philanthropic effort provides free screening ocular examinations, performed by board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, to qualified service animals. These veterinary professionals donate their time, staff, and services in order to assist these animals …

Partnering for Pets’ Preventive Health Care: An Interview With Dr. Elisa Mazzaferro

Partners for Healthy Pets, a collaboration of more than 106 industry organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association, is working to ensure pets receive preventive health care through regular veterinary visits. Elisa Mazzaferro, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVECC, is a spokesperson for the campaign as well as an emergency and …

Putting a Keen Sense of Smell to Work

An Interview with Cindy Otto There is a long history of working dogs guarding the homestead and groups of domesticated food animals. However, Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD—the Executive Director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center (WDC, pennvetwdc.org)—asserts that dogs can do so much more, particularly with their keen sense of smell, including locating bombs, …

The Future of Veterinary Medicine

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT In the March/April 2013 issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Dr. Travis Meredith discussed The New York Times’ article, High Debt and Falling Demand Trap New Vets, in our The Back Page column and let readers know that Today’s Veterinary Practice would be examining the issues raised in the article …

Finding Fulfillment in Feline Practice: An Interview With Elizabeth Colleran

At the 2013 NAVC Conference, the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study’s latest findings, which focused on feline care in veterinary practice, were presented by Bayer’s Animal Health Division in partnership with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and Brakke Consulting. The AAFP’s representative (and past president), Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, kindly provided insight into her …

The Voice for Companion Animals: An Interview With Steve Dale

Steve Dale, a certified dog and cat behavior consultant, is the author of the syndicated newspaper column My Pet World (Tribune Media Services); host of nationally syndicated radio programs Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute with Steve Dale; the pet expert at WGN Radio, Chicago; and a contributing editor for USA Weekend. A …

Helping Pets Live Longer & Healthier Lives: An Interview With Angela Stephens

Meet Angela Stephens—a certified veterinary technician and technician supervisor at Barbur Blvd Veterinary Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Angela submitted the winning essay for the Project: Pet Slim Down contest that featured compelling patient weight-loss stories from Purina Certified Weight Coaches. In honor of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (October 10), we interviewed Angela about her …

Reaching Out to the Community

Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM This is the fifth and final article in Dr. Karen Felsted’s Growing Your Practice series, which is based on results from the 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study (bayer-ah.com/nr/45.pdf). This study investigated veterinary practice performance from both the veterinary professional and pet owner viewpoints.The goal of this series is to …

Pioneering Today’s Care & Tomorrow’s Cures

The Motto of the Acvim Foundation When most of us hear “ACVIM,” we think of the organization that oversees board certification in veterinary internal medicine or the annual ACVIM Forum, a continuing education meeting for veterinary professionals that presents cutting-edge information, technology, and research. However, there is another facet to ACVIM—the ACVIM Foundation. Robin Brogdon, …

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