Personal/Professional DevelopmentVetFolio has an array of certifications available, with the newest being the Pet Therapeutic Nutrition Coach Certification.
Practice Management"Futile care" is becoming more well-known in the veterinary profession. Having an approach to client conversations about the difference between palliative care and futile care can mean the difference between suffering and letting go in dignity.
PharmacologySeveral feline-specific products have recently been developed to address common causes of clinical compromise in feline CKD, such as hypertension, weight loss, dehydration, and ongoing tubular damage.
ParasitologyToxocariasis is a common, non–life-threatening condition of kittens and adult cats with diagnosis and treatment being rather straightforward. However, there is zoonotic potential and infective eggs are difficult to eradicate after an environment has been contaminated.
NutritionThe digestibility of a diet plays a key role in intestinal health. This case report highlights how the elimination of low-digestibility treats, such as rawhides, can mean the difference between chronic diarrhea and a healthy microbiome.
Radiology/ImagingPleural effusion and pulmonary edema both cause increased soft tissue opacity of the thoracic cavity; however, the disease processes are within different compartments or spaces. Radiography is an essential part of classifying both of these thoracic disease processes.
Clinical PathologyCytology is a relatively easy and useful diagnostic tool that can be used in everyday practice. It is recommended to use different methods/techniques to maximize the chances of obtaining a diagnostic sample.
OncologyPrimary care veterinarians play a crucial role in the lives of oncology patients by performing tests and general monitoring in between chemotherapy treatments and following remission.
DiagnosticsDespite the ever-expanding assortment of diagnostic tests becoming available, do not overlook simple, practical, and affordable diagnostic tests. When performed correctly, these economical tests provide a wealth of information to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of patients.
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