New Year, New Mindset
As a veterinarian, your body takes a huge hit with the daily demands of the profession. Here’s how to begin each day with an energizing, positive routine.
The Hidden Characteristics of Heartworm Disease
Clients often don’t understand what heartworms are—nor do they understand the consequences of infection in their pets. We must stress prevention.
Allergic Dermatitis in Canines and Felines
Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2018 State of Pet Health® Report focused on the 3 common allergic dermatitis conditions found in pet patients: food, flea, and atopy.
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 …
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, …
FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Announces New Resource Guide to Safely Prescribing Opioids
Veterinarians are on the front lines when it comes to combating the opioid epidemic that has gripped much of our country. Keeping opioids secure in the veterinary practice, while retaining access for patients who need pain control, is a primary concern. To address this concern, the FDA published a resource that will help veterinarians comply …
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 …
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. You arrive at the clinic, rushing from appointment to appointment with patients or to surgery. Lunch? What’s that? With a little bit of pre-planning, it is possible to have some grab-and-go items readily available to you on the days when life gets too busy.
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 …