The Importance of Elevating Veterinary TechniciansBanfield is invested in supporting credentialed veterinary technicians. In addition to increasing hourly pay and continuing education funding for all our veterinary technicians in 2018, Banfield is supporting the Veterinary Nurse Initiative.
Post-Grooming FurunculosisPost-grooming furunculosis is a deep skin infection that occurs rather quickly, usually on the back of dogs. Most cases will respond well to therapy.
Get Movin’!The veterinary profession can be quite brutal when it comes to injuries (acute and chronic) and physical stressors in general. Here's how to prevent them.
Feline Heartworm Disease: Separating Fact from FictionAlthough most veterinarians recognize that feline heartworm disease can be serious and even life-threatening, far too few clients invest in heartworm prevention for their cats.
Nutrition and Wound HealingNutritional support is critical for animals with healing wounds. A strategy to provide adequate nutrients should be created for every wound patient.
Time’s Up? Not YetFemale veterinarians are still lagging behind their male peers in terms of pay, and men still outnumber women in more senior roles, despite a female majority across the profession as a whole.
Mirtazapine in Cats: Dosage, Side Effects, and EfficacyMirtazapine is a drug that was initially developed to control nausea but has been shown to be an effective appetite stimulant in cats.
Use of Acupuncture for Pain ManagementWhile pharmacologic options remain the mainstays, nonpharmacologic interventions—including acupuncture—are an important and safe part of a comprehensive pain management plan for animals.
Canine Hypothyroidism: Diagnosis and TreatmentHypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrine disorders in dogs, but it is often misdiagnosed. Here’s how to ensure you make the correct diagnosis.
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