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Anti-Vaxxers: Understanding and Addressing Client Concerns

Alleviate client concerns over vaccinations with respect, education, and understanding.

By building trust and respect with clients who arrive at their appointment with vaccine hesitancy, we can improve the overall perception of vaccines among our clientele. 

Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Causes of Conjunctivitis in Dogs and Cats

Understanding the various etiologies of conjunctivitis can help clinicians identify potentially life-threatening conditions that initially present as conjunctivitis.

The systemic conditions associated with conjunctivitis may present with or without additional ocular abnormalities. In the vast majority of cases, historical and physical examination findings will suggest the presence of a systemic disease and prompt further diagnostic investigation. 

Compliance Strategies for the Obese Patient

Although obesity can be a frustrating disorder to manage, these strategies can help you incorporate your clients into the pet’s individualized weight-loss plan.

Showing clients how to assess weight and discussing what “non-negotiables” are important to the human-animal bond are just a few strategies at increasing client compliance in a weight-loss plan.

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The Class of 2021 Is Coming and We Aren’t Ready for It

Before we welcome a new generation of DVMs, we need to make sure our clinics will offer the right environment for success.

Before we welcome the Class of 2021 veterinary school graduates, we need to make sure our clinics will offer the right environment for success.

Hyperbaric and Laser Therapy for Acute Wound Pressure Necrosis

HBOT and HILT were used as components of a plan to treat pressure necrosis in this soft-coated Wheaten terrier.

This case report discusses the use of hyperbaric oxygen and high-intensity laser therapy to reverse the effects of accidental limb constriction from improper bandaging.

Surgical Management of Canine Liver Masses

Surgical intervention is indicated as the treatment of choice for massive, solitary liver tumors in dogs.

The prognosis is good for dogs with massive hepatocellular carcinoma, especially given the liver has an enormous capacity for regeneration. Specific surgical approaches depend on multiple variables, including surgeon preference as well as tumor characteristics.

Molecular Testing for Parasite Detection and Disease Diagnosis

Polymerase chain reaction testing is mainly used as a confirmatory test for detecting patient parasitic infection through DNA derived from parasite stages.

Appropriate use of PCR molecular techniques for definitive parasite detection depends on the need to distinguish between morphologically similar species

Lessons Learned From a Trying Year

NAVC Chief Veterinary Officer Dana Varble looks back at 2020 to take the good with the bad and prepare for a better year.

The year 2020 brought various trials for veterinary professionals. NAVC Chief Veterinary Officer Dana Varble takes a look back at lessons learned as we prepare for a positive 2021.

The Most Underutilized Resource in Your Clinic

Veterinary nurses are trained in a multitude of areas. Don't let their skills atrophy!

Some veterinarians have a hard time letting go of responsibilities. But fully utilizing your veterinary nurses will allow you to see more patients, enhance your relationship with clients and employees, and even improve your bottom line.