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Focus On: Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that is of importance in human and veterinary medicine due to its zoonotic potential. With early and aggressive treatment that includes attentive monitoring, prognosis for recovery is excellent.

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 …

From the Field
Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Cats

Kirk Breuninger, VMD, MPH, DACVPM Banfield Pet Hospital Vancouver, Washington 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 …

Imaging Essentials
Ultrasonography of the Urinary Tract: Kidneys and Ureters

Elizabeth Huynh, DVM, and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, DACVR University of Florida 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 …

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