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Embracing Diversity in Veterinary Medicine

An Interview with Dr. Evan M. Morse

Travelling from the St. Louis International Airport to the AVMA Convention last summer, my colleague Renee and I shared a cab with Dr. Evan Morse and his family. Conversation turned to our backgrounds and endeavors and I found myself listening closely as Dr. Morse described his life-long dedication to civil rights and his corollary devotion …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and Related Literature

  Urine protein:creatinine ratio, cardiac mutation, GI neoplasia, PT for degenerative myelopathy, retaining employees, parturition survey, pituitary adenomas in rats, allergic conjunctivitis, hyperthyroid diets, anesthetic protocols. UROLOGY Comparison of Urine Protein-to-Creatinine Ratio in Urine Samples Collected by Cystocentesis versus Free Catch in Dogs Beatrice L, Nizi F, Callegari D, et al. Journal of the American …

Fundamentals for Today’s Insulin Therapy

  Michael Schaer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVECC & Thomas Schermerhorn, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) The veterinary profession has had to adjust the treatment of the diabetic patient due to changes in insulin production and availability. Most of the products used in dogs and cats are dictated by products used in humans. …

Resuscitative Fluid Therapy for Circulatory Shock

Deborah Silverstein, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC Resuscitative fluid therapy commonly refers to the treatment of circulatory shock and utilizes intravenous fluids to help restore circulating blood volume.1,2  Shock is best defined as inadequate cellular energy production.3 When oxygen delivery (DO2) to the tissues is insufficient relative to tissue oxygen consumption (VO2), an energy deficit occurs. The …

Small Animal Thoracic Radiography

This article is the first in a series of articles that will discuss various radiographic positions and techniques. The veterinary technician plays a critical role in the development and maintenance of a radiographic program at a veterinary practice. Thus, it is the responsibility of the technician to be familiar with the basics of: Anatomy and …

Dental Services: Good Medicine for Patients & Practices

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This is the first article in our Practical Dentistry series, which will present various ways of increasing revenue through offering dental services in the general veterinary practice. This series will present techniques and procedures that require minimal expense, effort, and training, yet have proven to be invaluable …

The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine

Conference AAVMC Conference Registration Now Open September 20, 2011–Registration for the 2012 Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC, aavmc.org) Annual Conference is now available. The conference will be held Wednesday, March 7, to Sunday, March 11, at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia. Featured sessions include a leadership workshop and sessions on outsourcing of …

Ketamine: To Use or Not to Use for Pain Management

Ketamine is a useful adjunct to many surgical procedures as one of the most potent drugs available for NMDA-blockade.

  Ketamine has been in long and routine use as a dissociative anesthetic. More recently, new pharmacologic features of ketamine have been discovered that provide novel pain modification. Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in July 2011. Please use this content for reference or educational purposes, but note that it is not being actively …

Bonded Sealant Application for Crown Fractures

Bonded sealant application has many positives for patients and clinics.

    For uncomplicated crown fractures with no radiographic evidence of disease, bonded sealant application can: Resolve sensitivity Block infection Improve aesthetics Smooth the tooth to decrease plaque accumulation, delaying periodontal disease. This is a simple procedure that every veterinary hospital should offer. Clinics with dental radiology and a high-speed drill system can equip themselves …

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