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The Opioid Crisis: A Veterinarian’s Action Plan

“We, as clinicians, are uniquely positioned to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic.”1 — Vivek Murthy, former U.S. Surgeon General Last year, the opioid overdose epidemic was responsible for an estimated 30,000 human deaths in the United States.2 Much needed attention has been focused on this public health concern, which has started to affect …

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VMX 2019: Your Key to Providing Better Care

Taking place January 19-23 in Orlando, Florida, VMX is back and better than ever! VMX is the world’s largest veterinary continuing education (CE) event featuring top-tier education from world-renowned presenters, unparalleled professional development and networking, diverse exhibits, and exhilarating events. In a joint message, NAVC President K. Leann Kuebelbeck, DVM, DACVS, and CEO Tom Bohn, …

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Sonography Assessment: Overview of AFAST and TFAST

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 abdominal organs/systems. Read the other small animal abdominal ultrasonography articles published …

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Eating Healthy for Busy Professionals

Your day may go something like this. Grab a cup of coffee as you rush out the door to the clinic; if you have a minute, gobble down a bagel or donut—whatever is within reach. You arrive at the clinic, going nonstop, all day, rushing from appointment to appointment with patients or to surgery. Lunch? …

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Risk Management Approaches to Heartworm Disease

The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current topics related to heartworm research and findings in veterinary medicine. Heartworm disease …

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Designing a Formulary That Works for Your Practice

From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics and spark conversations relevant to veterinary practices that ultimately help …

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Today’s Veterinary Business Offers Free Resource Library to Practice Leaders

The new Veterinary Business Resource Library is a one-stop online shop for practice leaders. The library, powered by Today’s Veterinary Business, serves as an invaluable tool for the veterinary practice, providing up-to-date assets and information from over 30 industry leading companies. Originally an application run by Veterinary Advantage (an official publication of the NAVC), the …

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Information Overload

“True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.” — Winston Churchill Daily use of the internet has become a way of life for many people, and with the advancement of technology and Internet of Things (IoT)1, our clients are increasingly equipped with health information before attending appointments. A 2016 …

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