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AHS Heartworm Hotline
Hitting the Road Heartworm-Free

Brian A. DiGangi, DVM, MS, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice, Shelter Medicine Practice) 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 …

Today’s Veterinary News
There’s Still Time to Register for Courses at Institute 2018!

NAVC Institute 2018 is right around the corner! Taking place May 20th-25th in Orlando, Florida, Institute 2018 offers veterinary practitioners the opportunity to amplify their skills with intensive learning. Choose from nine hands-on courses (including two Ultrasound courses) with focused curriculum and intimate class sizes that will help you achieve your professional and personal goals. …

Inside NAVC
VMX 2018: New Product Gallery

Featuring the latest products and services in the veterinary industry, the New Product Gallery was on full display at VMX 2018! Visitors to the gallery took advantage of the opportunity to view photos and descriptions of this year’s innovative products and services. The NAVC New Product Gallery selection committee, made up of industry veterinarians and …

Imaging Essentials
Ultrasonography of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Ileum, Cecum, Colon

Elizabeth Huynh, DVM 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 specific …

Finding Balance: Stress Management

For most veterinary professionals, a day in the trenches may include: multiple heartbreaking euthanasia procedures, an owner who won’t consent to treatment, completing endless SOAPs, long hours with no breaks, losing a patient under anesthesia and having to call the owner, disagreements with coworkers, physical and emotional exhaustion, no work-life balance and financial burdens. The fact is that what we do each day results in some incredible highs and, at times, some crazy lows. The stress our career can sometimes bring upon our daily lives can feel crushing.

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

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 …

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