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Finding Balance
Stress Management

Laura Baltodano, Owner of Lighthouse Pet Clinic Lehigh Acres, Florida Take action: Consider some daily stressors. Write down strategies to combat them when they arise. This will allow you to be prepared and implement them when the stressors occur. Set boundaries with those who cause you stress and distance yourself from negative influences. Strive to …

Editor’s Note
The Age of the Veterinary Nurse Has Arrived!
Part 2: Taking Charge

Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN University of Georgia “ Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller   Last issue I discussed the topic of veterinary nurse initiative (VNI) and the proposed unification of credentialed titles, which hopefully will reduce confusion and improve the visibility …

Focus On
Leptospirosis

Madeline Fujishiro, DVM Kate E. Creevy, DVM, MS, DACVIM Texas A&M University A 1-year-old, castrated male miniature dachshund was presented for an acute onset of lethargy, anorexia, and vomiting. HISTORY The patient was evaluated upon referral for a 48-hour history of lethargy, anorexia, and vomiting. He was also noticeably polyuric and polydipsic during the 48 …

Inside NAVC
What Not to Miss at VMX 2018

This year, VMX 2018, formerly the NAVC Conference, is bigger and better than ever. As always, it will feature top-tier continuing education opportunities from world-renowned presenters, but VMX 2018 is much more than that. From unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities to exciting entertainment events, there is so much more to discover. Take full advantage …

Editor’s Note
The Age of the Veterinary Nurse Has Arrived!
Part I: What’s in a Name?

Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN University of Georgia “I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.”1 — Florence Nightingale If anything prevents continued advancement of this professional body, it may be …

Finding Balance
Time Management

Laura Baltodano, Owner of Lighthouse Pet Clinic Lehigh Acres, Florida Action step Watch the video on my website and begin implementing the concepts and tips outlined that will enable you to better manage your time: laurabaltodano.com/5-top-time-management-tips. The number 1 reason I hear from my clients about not taking care of themselves is lack of time: …

Practical Parasitology
Heartworm Infection in Ferrets

Leonie Kondert, DVM Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACZM University of Georgia Because of their friendly and playful character, ferrets are commonly kept as pets in the United States. Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) belong to the family Mustelidae. The genus Mustela includes weasels, the European mink, the American mink, ferrets, and South American weasels. Ferrets …

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