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Small Animal Tarsus & Pes Radiography

In the September/October 2012 issue, the Imaging Essentials column discussed carpus and manus radiography. Similar to radiographs of those structures, radiographs of the tarsus and pes are used to evaluate traumatic injuries and swelling or lameness. Standard evaluation of the tarsus and pes includes mediolateral and dorsoplantar projections. The additional projections described aid in diagnosis …

Platelet Rich Plasma: Its Place in Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair

Ashkan Hakhamian, DVM, and Alan J. Schulman, DVM, Diplomate ACVS Over the last few years, a variety of adjunct therapies have become more common in veterinary medicine. The drive for these treatments stems from: Medical professionals seeking more advanced therapies for their patients Pet owners seeking additional therapies for classically “single treatment” diseases or conditions. …

The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine

NONPROFIT PROFILE Cancer Foundation Opens Nonprofit Natural Pet Store Stymie Canine Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation based in Aurora,Colorado, announced plans to open a nonprofit natural pet retail store in Colorado. The revenue generated from the My Buddy & Me Natural Pet Store will fund canine cancer comparative research and cancer treatments. “Canine cancer …

Helping Pets Live Longer & Healthier Lives: An Interview With Angela Stephens

Meet Angela Stephens—a certified veterinary technician and technician supervisor at Barbur Blvd Veterinary Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Angela submitted the winning essay for the Project: Pet Slim Down contest that featured compelling patient weight-loss stories from Purina Certified Weight Coaches. In honor of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (October 10), we interviewed Angela about her …

Straight Talk: Pet Insurance Primer

Travis B. Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT My first experience with pet insurance was probably similar to that of many practitioners. Years ago, on a Friday evening, a client came in with a critical patient right before closing. After evaluating and stabilizing the patient and prepping staff and the surgery room for a splenectomy, the …

Reaching Out to the Community

Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM This is the fifth and final article in Dr. Karen Felsted’s Growing Your Practice series, which is based on results from the 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study (bayer-ah.com/nr/45.pdf). This study investigated veterinary practice performance from both the veterinary professional and pet owner viewpoints.The goal of this series is to …

Colloid Therapy for Critically Ill Patients

David Liss, BA, RVT, VTS (Emergency & Critical Care, Small Animal Internal Medicine) Options for fluid therapy in critically ill patients have become more varied as market growth has added several products in the veterinary field. Not only do several crystalloid products, such as Plasma-Lyte A pH 7.4 (abbottanimalhealth.com) and lactated Ringer’s, exist but there …

Feline Tooth Resorption

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This is the seventh article in the Practical Dentistry series, which is focused on teaching veterinary professionals how to provide high-quality dental care as well as communicate with clients in order to help them understand why this care is so important for their pets.The first six articles in the series …

Small Animal Carpus & Manus Radiography

This is the seventh article in our Imaging Essentials series, which is focused on providing comprehensive information on radiography of different anatomic areas of dogs and cats. The following articles are available at todaysveterinarypractice.com: Small Animal Thoracic Radiography (September/October 2011) Small Animal Abdominal Radiography (November/December 2011) Small Animal Pelvic Radiography (January/February 2012) Small Animal Radiography: Stifle Joint & Crus (March/April …

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