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editors letter

Focusing on the 3 Rs: Recruit, Retain, and Return

"We’ve spent a lot of time talking about our workforce crisis in its many forms, so it’s time for our jobs to take on a new form for the 3 Rs to be a realistic prospect."

Many would say the veterinary profession is not in a great place. Recruiting new potential personnel, retaining the existing workforce, and returning those who have left the profession with better work-life incentives is crucial.

Managing Compulsive Disorders in Cats

Sustained self-licking and overgrooming are common behaviors associated with compulsive disorders in felines.

Although compulsive disorder is a relatively rare diagnosis for cats, this behavior can lead to a significantly decreased quality of life for both cat and owner.

Selamectin Use in Companion Animals

While selamectin has been on the market for decades, it is important to review the updated literature due to extra-label use and emerging infectious concerns.

New product options represent exciting new tools in the crusade against parasites in companion animals, from the domestic to the exotic.

Adrenal-Dependent Atypical Hyperadrenocorticism in a Labrador Retriever

This rare case of adrenal-dependent AHAC provides evidence that trilostane therapy may effectively manage associated clinical signs if surgical intervention is not pursued.

This rare case of adrenal-dependent AHAC provides evidence that trilostane therapy may effectively manage associated clinical signs and improve quality of life if surgical intervention is not pursued.

Caring for Clients at the End

Giving as much attention to the client as to the pet about to be euthanized can greatly affect the grieving process and outcome for everyone involved.

Clients remember the last moments they share with their pet. They remember how the veterinary team treated their pet and how we made them feel during those moments. 

Dermatophytoses in Dogs and Cats

Dermatophytoses have a variety of clinical presentations, and a step-by-step logical approach is crucial for proper diagnosis.

Dermatophytosis is a zoonotic but curable disease. Establishing whether a patient is completely cured should be supported by a combination of resolution of clinical signs and negative culture. 

Canine Adenovirus Type 2 Vaccination

The MLV vaccine for canine adenovirus protects against CAV-2 as well as CAV-1.

CAV-2 is endemic in healthy dog populations worldwide and is a significant viral cause of CIRD, particularly when combined with viral or bacterial co-infections. Vaccination with an MLV vaccine is critical for reduction of clinical signs and to prevent canine infectious hepatitis. 

Proactive Nutrition for the Healthy Indoor Cat

Indoor felines require a multitude of approaches to ensure they're receiving adequate nutrition and wellbeing requirements.

Preventing cats from becoming overweight or obese can be more rewarding and successful than weight-loss programs. 

Assessing the Gender Pay Gap in Veterinary Medicine

A study that included surveys from more than 2700 veterinarians found a pay discrepancy between men and women, especially for early-career practitioners.

Pay inequality can be researched and discussed all day long, but real change comes from industry-wide commitment.