VMX 2021: Forward
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Meeting Clients Where They Are
New modes of care from Banfield that cater to a changing clientele include mobile wellness clinics, apps, and language interpreters.
No two clients or pets are the same, which is why veterinary practices should explore alternative ways to serve pets and owners to determine what works best for them and the hospital team.
The Diabetic Cat with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Managing IBD in diabetic cats can be challenging, but certain diets and therapy can improve patient wellbeing.
Comorbid conditions can complicate the management of cats with DM, and those with concurrent GI dysfunction such as IBD present some unique challenges.
Bupivacaine Liposome Injectable Suspension (Nocita) Use in Dogs and Cats
Nocita (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is a long-lasting analgesic for post-surgical pain.
BLIS is an extended-release formulation of bupivacaine, and a single injection of BLIS can provide up to 72 hours of analgesia.
Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration and Core Biopsy
Ultrasound-guided sampling techniques are relatively safe, low cost, minimally invasive techniques for obtaining diagnostic tissue samples.
Ultrasound-guided FNA and needle core biopsy are excellent techniques for obtaining diagnostic tissue samples. While complications are possible, they are usually minimal, especially when the procedure is performed by a highly trained and experienced veterinary sonographer.
Suicide: Our Professional Crisis
Most in the veterinary community are aware of the high rate of suicide in the profession. Is it still underrecognized? Is it getting better?
As awareness of the mental health crisis in veterinary medicine rises, some veterinarians have taken action to protect their colleagues and develop programs to address the issue of suicide head on.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Breed bans are beginning to crop up in international kennel clubs. Will this affect the U.S. veterinary and companion animal industry?
Veterinarians have an ethical obligation to their patients and companion animals as a whole. Should we follow international suit and support breed bans or keep pushing for scientifically driven positive breeding programs?
Nutritional Management for Chronic Kidney Disease Versus Acute Kidney Injury
Dietary management is a valuable, and sometimes overlooked, aspect of managing patients dogs and cats with CKD or AKI.
Important differences exist in the nutritional management of CKD versus AKI in dogs and cats. We review the best diets for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease versus those with acute kidney injury.
The Endocannabinoid System and Phytocannabinoids
To ensure safety and effectiveness of cannabis use in animals, the challenge lies in education surrounding the endocannabinoid system and cannabis administration.
To use or advise clients about the use of cannabis as medicine, veterinarians must understand how the endocannabinoid system functions and how compounds in cannabis exert physiologic effects through accessing endogenous pathways.