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Editors Note

Editor’s Note
The Foundation for a Cure?

Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology) & DECVN University of Georgia “When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large, scientific method in most cases fails. One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a few days ahead is impossible.” — Albert …

Editor’s Note
Paying for Moments of Certainty?

Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology) & DECVN University of Georgia As the debate around human healthcare insurance currently dominates our lives in the United States, it’s worth asking relevant questions about insurance options for the pets we treat. As veterinary care continues to advance, so do the associated costs, which undoubtedly impact “best …

Editor’s Note
The Doctor Will See You Now!

We may fear the future that technology can bring into our daily lives, but what is already here is probably around to stay. It’s been roughly 40 years since telemedicine was introduced into human healthcare, and for many purposes, its exponential progress has been embraced and accepted. Its role in veterinary medicine has been slower to…

Editor’s Note
Grief: The Secret Among Us?

Simon R. Platt , BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology) & DECVN University of Georgia “Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower, we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” William Wordsworth Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood As veterinarians, we deal …

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One Health—How Does It Help Veterinary Medicine?

  Simon R. Platt , BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology) & DECVN University of Georgia “ Our essential connection with animals is ancient, and it runs deep. It extends from body to behavior, from psychology to society—forming the basis of our daily journey of survival. This calls for physicians and patients to think beyond the human …

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What Would Lesley Do?

Writing this is hard. How do you find the words to fully describe an amazing person like Lesley? How do you capture what she did for all her readers as the editor in chief for Today’s Veterinary Practice? In memory of Lesley, Dr. Garret Pachtinger, one of her former students at University of Pennsylvania, now a boarded emergency and critical care veterinarian himself, posted a photo of a bracelet inscribed “WWLD” on Facebook. The caption reads: WWLD (What Would Lesley Do?)…

Editor’s Note
Innovation & Opportunity

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) University of Pennsylvania As one of the staff at Today’s Veterinary Practice, I’ve been privileged to be part of the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) for more than a year now. As I reflect on that association, I must tell you that I …

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