September/October 2018

Table of Contents: September/October 2018

Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Sedation of Cats with Cardiovascular Disease Ashley Wiese, DVM, MS, DACVAA Regional Medical Director, MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets, Fairfax, Ohio Pandora Syndrome in Cats: Diagnosis and Treatment C. A. Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, US …

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Today’s Veterinary Business Offers Free Resource Library to Practice Leaders

The new Veterinary Business Resource Library is a one-stop online shop for practice leaders. The library, powered by Today’s Veterinary Business, serves as an invaluable tool for the veterinary practice, providing up-to-date assets and information from over 30 industry leading companies. Originally an application run by Veterinary Advantage (an official publication of the NAVC), the …

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Information Overload

“True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.” — Winston Churchill Daily use of the internet has become a way of life for many people, and with the advancement of technology and Internet of Things (IoT)1, our clients are increasingly equipped with health information before attending appointments. A 2016 …

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Today’s Veterinary News

New Cardiology Suite Grants Exciting Opportunities to Eager Veterinarians At Colorado State University, Drs. Brian Scansen and Chris Orton from the veterinary cardiology and cardiac surgery team are taking full advantage of a brand new, cutting-edge operating suite. The suite, housed at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, spans 1400 square feet and features …

Clinical Insights

Ultrasonographic Differences Between Dogs and Cats

Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The initial articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen. The rest of the series discusses ultrasound evaluation of specific abdominal organs/systems. Read the other small animal abdominal ultrasonography articles published …

Clinical Insights

Creating a Highly Effective Veterinary Team

Creating a highly effective team can change everything about how we practice veterinary medicine and experience fulfillment in our careers. effective team as maximizing profit and providing exceptional patient care. Establishing a place for open communication, practicing and promoting nonjudgment, and providing tools to cultivate wellbeing provide us with a framework to build a great team!

Essentials

Focus on Quality: New Tools to Support Patient Safety in Anesthesia

From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics and spark conversations relevant to veterinary practices that ultimately help …

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Feline Medicine Sedation for Cats with Cardiovascular Disease

MINIMIZING ANESTHESIA RISKS There are no safe sedative or anesthetic drugs, just safe delivery practices. Cats represent a large part of the US pet population; as of 2012, the approximately 74.1 million cats outnumbered the approximately 69.9 million dogs in this country. Although these numbers represent an overall decline in dog and cat populations, the …

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