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Veterinary Practice

A Weighty Matter: Effectively Communicating with Clients about Pet Obesity

This article presents the key concepts to a successful conversation with clients about their overweight pets, and how to implement a weight loss plan.

  The blood and urine analyses recently ordered on a patient show azotemia in the face of low urine specific gravity. Most veterinarians feel quite at ease discussing renal disease with an owner and outlining a plan for follow-up care. When it comes to overweight pets, however, many veterinarians do not feel as comfortable discussing …

Putting a Keen Sense of Smell to Work

An Interview with Cindy Otto There is a long history of working dogs guarding the homestead and groups of domesticated food animals. However, Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD—the Executive Director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center (WDC, pennvetwdc.org)—asserts that dogs can do so much more, particularly with their keen sense of smell, including locating bombs, …

Building Today’s Veterinary Practice

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT This new Practice Building series will focus on all aspects of building a successful veterinary practice. The series will also follow Dr. Meredith’s journey as he and his wife develop their own practice. As we enter the fourth quarter of 2013 and finalize plans for the upcoming year, the …

In-Clinic Form: Developing Protocols for Obese Animals

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN To ensure weight loss in obese pets, veterinarians must provide sound information and guidance to owners. The following guidelines can be used to formulate successful treatment plans. 1. Calculate body condition score (BCS); then ideal body weight (BW). Follow the BCS definitions closely as it is an objective system. Dogs: …

The Future of Veterinary Medicine

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT In the March/April 2013 issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Dr. Travis Meredith discussed The New York Times’ article, High Debt and Falling Demand Trap New Vets, in our The Back Page column and let readers know that Today’s Veterinary Practice would be examining the issues raised in the article …

Assisting the Surgeon: Practical Strategies for Preventing Nosocomial Infections

Noah Jones, RVT Postoperative patients are among those at highest risk for nosocomial infection. Strategies for disinfecting personnel, equipment, and the surgical suite are meticulously outlined. Nosocomial infections increase morbidity and mortality in patients as well as cost to clients. Antimicrobial resistance further complicates nosocomial infections by increasing morbidity, mortality, and cost. RISK FACTORS Postoperative …

Promoting Parasite Prevention in Practice

Kelly Soldavin Today’s Veterinary Practice interviewed Madeleine Womble, the Hospital Manager at Central Veterinary Hospital in Knoxville, to learn about how this busy veterinary practice implements effective parasites prevention strategies for their patients. Each interaction a veterinary team has with a pet owner is an opportunity to provide vital information about a number of wellness …

Finding Fulfillment in Feline Practice: An Interview With Elizabeth Colleran

At the 2013 NAVC Conference, the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study’s latest findings, which focused on feline care in veterinary practice, were presented by Bayer’s Animal Health Division in partnership with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and Brakke Consulting. The AAFP’s representative (and past president), Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, kindly provided insight into her …

Straight Talk – It’s Eleven O’Clock: Do You Know What Your Clients Are Googling?

Travis Meredith, DVM, Diplomate ACT, and Christine Meredith, VMD In this issue’s Straight Talk column, Drs. Meredith and Meredith help readers understand what influences clients’ online behavior and how to use that information to drive business to your practice. For this issue, Straight Talk was charged with the task of determining what topics are driving …

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