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March/April 2020

editors letter

Stamp Out Burnout

As we grow older in life and in this profession, we may feel it is acceptable or inevitable to feel mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. But these feelings are not shared by every veterinary professional and may be a cause for concern. It may signal burnout caused by the demands of the job.

What’s Next for Veterinarians?

Cutting-edge diagnostic tools, exciting technological developments, and promising advances in animal-health research have provided veterinarians with the ability to ensure that their patients stay healthy and live longer.

A Selective Summary of the 2019 Triennial Heartworm Symposium

Heartworm disease prevalence, pathology, and management protocols headlined the 16th American Heartworm Society (AHS) Triennial Symposium, held September 8-11, 2019, in New Orleans. Given the challenges heartworm disease continues to present to the veterinary profession, discovering new strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is vital to reducing its impact.

Build Lasting Client Bonds That Make an Impact

Being a veterinarian is a calling. We go through years of schooling and dedicate our lives to practicing veterinary medicine because we have a deep desire to care for pets. But what school doesn’t always prepare us for are the complexities of effectively communicating with clients.

Nutritional Intervention for Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Many pet owners dismiss subtle behavioral changes in aging pets, which could be indicative of cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Veterinarians should learn to screen for CDS and know about the available treatments to alleviate the effects, including nutritional supplementation.

treatment for pancreatitis in dogs

Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

Severe forms of pancreatitis in dogs require aggressive supportive care and intensive hospitalization, with treatment including analgesia, nutritional management, antiemetics, and more.

Severe forms of pancreatitis in dogs require aggressive supportive care, with treatment including analgesia, nutritional management, antiemetics, and more.

Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

Most UTIs are successfully treated with commonly used drugs, dosages, and administration intervals, but proper understanding of the location of the UTI is crucial in successful treatment of these challenging infections, especially when they involve the kidneys and/or prostate.

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