The Pursuit of Happiness
As surprising as it might be to those outside the veterinary profession, puppies and kittens just aren't enough to ensure job satisfaction.
Job satisfaction is a combination of recognition, communication, and reconciliation.
Managing Feline Urethral Obstruction
Diagnosis of feline urethral obstruction is straightforward, but the difficulty lies in recognition of the problem at home, as cats are masters of hiding illness.
Feline UO is a common emergency. Diagnosis of UO in cats is straightforward, but the difficulty lies in recognition of the problem at home.
Cefovecin Sodium for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Convenia's (cefovecin sodium) convenient one-time dosing eliminates reliance on owner compliance while providing efficacy similar to that of traditional oral antibiotic regimens.
Cefovecin sodium provides reliable efficacy for the treatment of canine and feline skin infections, abscesses, and wounds. Its convenient one-time dosing eliminates reliance on owners to maintain medication compliance for days to weeks while providing efficacy similar to that of traditional oral antibiotic regimens.
Herbal Therapies for Osteoarthritis
Curcumin, boswellia, and cannabis are the 3 most frequently used herbal compounds in veterinary settings.
Given the relatively limited pharmaceutical treatment options for patients with osteoarthritis, herbal therapies and other nonpharmaceutical options are viable alternatives worthy of consideration.
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.
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.
Identifying Signs of Animal Abuse
Animal abuse diagnoses can be challenging, but being able to identify potential signs of abuse enables veterinarians to better serve their patients and clients.
There are plentiful resources for identifying and diagnosing animal abuse and neglect in order to better your patient’s life as soon as possible.