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November/December 2019

editors letter

A Voice For the Suffering

Animal cruelty is a widespread phenomenon that has serious impact on animal welfare, the wellbeing of individual animals, and our society, as well as veterinary medicine in general. A pivotal question that must be answered is this: what constitutes abuse or neglect in our patients?

RenalTech CKD Cats

Smart Medicine

For the past several years, scientists at Mars Petcare have been working on developing predictive diagnostic tools using its vast repository of anonymized pet medical records and machine learning. RenalTech, which can predict chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats 2 years prior to the patient showing any signs or symptoms of the disease, is the first one to be released.

NAVC Pet Advocacy

Become a Pet Advocate!

Many times it is forgotten that our community includes those besides veterinarians, veterinary nurses, practice managers, and support staff. Pet owners and clients are the backbone of veterinary healthcare, but it is neither clients nor veterinary professionals making some of the big decisions in the industry. That is why the NAVC has launched a new Pet Health Advocacy platform. As members of this community, we want to share our feedback regarding legislative and regulatory initiatives related to pet health.

hookworm eggs

Hookworms in Dogs

Taking a closer look at the clinical signs, treatment, and prevention of hookworms in dogs.

Hookworms in dogs is a common parasitic infection; this article analyzes the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hookworms in dogs.

Oclacitinib: Treating Pruritus and Beyond

Oclacitinib has been proven to be a forerunner antipruritic medication for dogs and even off-label for cats.

For years, glucocorticoids and cyclosporine have been used for the symptomatic management of atopic dermatitis, including the associated pruritus. In the past 5 years, however, oclacitinib (Apoquel; zoetisus.com), a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, has become another important drug in the management of allergic pruritus.

How to Support Professional Development Among Your Team

Positive workplace environments can help to improve employee retention, client satisfaction, and overall profitability.

Positive workplace environments can help to improve employee retention, client satisfaction, and overall profitability. There are many ways that veterinary practices can support the professional development of all employees, whether they are credentialed or not.

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