July/August 2015

Parasitology Expertise from the NCVP: Canine Tick-Borne Diseases

Lindsay A. Starkey, DVM, PhD, and Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology) Oklahoma State University The Parasitology Expertise from the NCVP column is brought to you in partnership between the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology ( and Today’s Veterinary Practice. The mission of the NCVP is to further the discipline of parasitology by …

In-Clinic Hematology: The Blood Film Review

Leslie Sharkey, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical Pathology), and Daniel Heinrich, DVM University of Minnesota A complete blood count (CBC) is a critical component of the minimum laboratory database for evaluating veterinary patients. The proliferation of in-clinic analyzers facilitates rapid turnaround time that can improve patient care. However, microscopic evaluation of a blood film is …

Heart Failure in Dogs: 6 Practical Tips from Cardiologists

Heart failure in dogs is a complex conditions, but successful management is possible.

Heart failure in dogs is a complex condition, but successful management is possible. Here are practical tips for diagnosis and management of heart failure in dogs.

The Facts About Canine Influenza – An Interview with Dr. Edward Dubovi

Edward Dubovi, MS, PhD, is Director-Virology Laboratory, Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC), and a professor, at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, positions he has held for over 30 years. In 2004, the AHDC laboratory made the first isolation of the H3N8 canine influenza virus. In this interview, he shares critical information concerning the recent …

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Heartworm Disease in Ferrets

Bianca Zaffarano, DVM Iowa State University The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society ( The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current topics related to heartworm research and …

Clinical Approach to Canine Eyelid Disease: Blepharitis

Common clinical presentations of canine blepharitis, and a systematic approach to eyelid disease in dogs.

Eyelid disease in dogs is a common clinical challenge for general veterinary practitioners. Response to treatment can be an important diagnostic tool in canine ophthalmology.

The Practitioner’s Guide to Industry Trends

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT Calico Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Building Today’s Veterinary Practice Series is dedicated to providing readers insight into issues and resources that support long-term practice growth. This installment provides a brief overview of recent business trends that affect the veterinary industry as a whole as well as individual veterinary clinicians … Protection Status