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Finding Balance
Overcoming the State of Overwhelm

Dr. Laura Baltodano, Owner of Lighthouse Pet Clinic Lehigh Acres, Florida Have you ever found yourself with your fingers interlaced through your hair pressing and digging into your scalp, or perhaps even pulling your hair, in frustration? From the moment you wake up, it seems that everyone is demanding your attention. It’s no wonder that …

Focus On Hypothermia in the Operating Room

Jane Quandt, DVM, DACVAA, DACVECC University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Keeping any anesthetized animal from hypothermia before, during, and after surgery is a delicate balance of monitoring during treatment and avoiding potential complications when the animal is recovering. This article provides a case study of a Yorkshire terrier under anesthesia during surgery, along …

Imaging Essentials
Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography:
The Pancreas

Elizabeth Huynh, DVM Clifford R. Berry, DVM, DACVR University of Florida Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The initial articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen. The rest of the series discusses ultrasound evaluation of specific …

The Neutering Controversy
Understanding Data on Hormones, Behavior and Neoplasia

Vanna M. Dickerson, DVM, MS Janet A. Grimes, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA Mandy L. Wallace, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Judgment Call The decision to spay or neuter a pet should be an individual one with a thorough discussion between the owner and the veterinarian about what risks are present and …

Continuing Education: Cardiology Congestive Heart Failure in Canines

Simon Swift, MA, VetMB, CertSAC, DECVIM (Cardiology), MRCVS University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Heart failure is a syndrome of clinical signs that, although well recognized by clinicians, is difficult to define precisely. It involves the heart’s inability to maintain output sufficient to meet the body’s needs, or to do so at normal filling …

Inside NAVC
The NAVC Learning Academy: Looking Ahead

Veterinary healthcare professionals need to continuously learn about the latest in veterinary medicine in order to bring the highest quality care to their patients. The NAVC Learning Academy, a new certification-based initiative, provides the tools and knowledge to help veterinary professionals meet their continuing educational needs. In line with NAVC’s mission, the Learning Academy offers …

Editor’s Note
The Challenges of “Youth”

Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN University of Georgia “Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead.”— Henry David Thoreau   In our profession, there are certainly many challenges …

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