Pimobendan and Heart Disease
Pimobendan is a benzimidazole-pyridazinone derivative, labeled for use in dogs to manage congestive heart failure (CHF) resulting from dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) or degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD) in the United States. On the basis of its positive inotropic effects combined with arteriovenous dilation, it is classified as an inodilator.1 In this article, we provide relevant …
Finding Balance: Overcoming the State of Overwhelm
As veterinary professionals, we are wanted and needed. Here’s how to avoid being overwhelmed by daily demands.
Focus On: Hypothermia in the Operating Room
Keeping any anesthetized animal from hypothermia before, during, and after surgery is challenging. Here’s how to keep the patient warm.
Imaging Essentials: Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography – The Pancreas
An overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen.
The Neutering ControversyUnderstanding 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 …
From the Field2018 Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET)® Report A Feline Focus on Antimicrobial Usage
Molly McAllister, DVM, MPH, VP Veterinary Science Banfield Pet Hospital 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 …
Today’s Veterinary News Veterinary Nurse Initiative: A Veterinarian’s Perspective
At a very early stage of my career, I was lucky to have been exposed to the value and improved efficiency of the veterinary technician in practice. I must admit I have a special place in my heart for the veterinary technician. By focusing on the clinical tasks, they made it possible for me to …
Inside NAVCThe 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 …