Table of Contents

Table of Contents: January/February 2015

Table of Contents: January/February 2015

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Feline Acute Pancreatitis: Current Concepts in Diagnosis & Therapy

P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM
University of Minnesota

Sarah Crain, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Tufts University

Physical Principles of Abdominal Ultrasonography, Part 1: Basics of Ultrasound Transducers & Image Formation 

P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM
University of Minnesota

Sarah Crain, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Tufts University

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome & Sepsis, Part 1: Recognition & Diagnosis 

Deborah Silverstein, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC
University of Pennsylvania Ryan Veterinary Hospital

Creating a Leak-Proof Ligature with Confidence, Part 1: Overview of Ligation & Surgical Binding Knots

Daniel D. Smeak, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Colorado State University

Kurtis M. Hazenfield, DVM, MS
VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center, Mission, Kansas


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Editor’s Note: Escaping the Polar Vortex

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC and ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania


NAVC Perspectives: We Are All Simply Veterinarians 

Christine Navarre, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine)

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Today’s Veterinary News: The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine

Banfield Pet Health by the Numbers: Flea Prevalence in Dogs & Cats 

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Sandra N. Koch, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVD

Today’s Technician: Blood Pressure Monitoring from a Nursing Perspective, Part 1: Overview of Blood Pressure Monitoring

Lila K. Sierra, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Emily Savino, BA, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania

CAPC Parasite Protocols: Feline Arthropods

Lindsay Starkey, DVM
Oklahoma State University

Jay Stewart, DVM
Aumsville Animal Clinic in Aumsville, Oregon

Practical Dentistry: Proper Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC
Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties

On Your Best Behavior: How to Help Dogs That Are Aggressive During Leash Walking 

Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, Diplomate ACVB

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Practice Building: Practice Software & Technology, Part 2

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT
Calico Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ACVN Nutrition Notes: Canine Performance & Rehabilitative Nutrition, Part 2: Canine Rehabilitative Nutrition

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

AHS Heartworm Hotline: The Facts About Feline Heartworm Disease

Robert Stannard, DVM
Adobe Pet Hospital in Livermore, California

Journal Club: Focus On Dermatology

Christine Cain, DVM, Diplomate ACVD
University of Pennsylvania

Focus on Pharmacology: Oral Cyclosporine Use in Dogs

Todd Archer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM, and Andrew Mackin, BSc, BVMS, Diplomate ACVIM
Department of Clinical Sciences at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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