May
23
2019
Cases of feline diabetes mellitus (DM) are cropping up at an alarming rate: As many as 1 in 100 cats in the US are now believed to have feline DM. Fortunately, diagnosing and treating it just got easier....more
May
23
2019
This week: A dog-flipping ring gets busted in Vegas, cat tuberculosis outbreak in the United Kingdom linked to raw cat food diet, and why you should never do anything in front of a dog cam that you wouldn’t do in front of a baby cam. ...more
May
22
2019
Odds are, not often enough.That’s according to a new survey of cat owners in the United Kingdom, carried out to coincide with Feline Hypertension Month, which runs through the end of May. ...more
May
21
2019
Forward booking works. Here’s proof. Is your practice forward booking? Forward booking simply means scheduling all patients’ future appointments directly following their current visit—before they leave the practice.
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May
20
2019
Some people own dogs, others don’t. How come? A group of researchers in Great Britain and Sweden wondered why. After all, there would seem to be a lot of factors that make owning a dog a no brainer: as the earliest domesticated animals, dogs have been providing humans with both help (as working dogs of various types) and companionship for at least 15,000 years. ...more
May
17
2019
If you own your own practice, you’re already an entrepreneur. Now, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) and the Wharton School hope to help you develop the skills you need to leverage that inborn entrepreneurial spirit in ways that will improve your hospital and your community through a new veterinary entrepreneurship program. ...more
May
16
2019
“As an owner, sometimes you think everything’s fine, but you don’t really know what’s actually happening between the staff members when you’re not there,” says Rebecca Korven, DVM. Korven, owner of AAHA-accredited Celtic Creatures Veterinary Hospital in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, knew everything wasn’t fine at her practice, but she didn’t know why, although she had her suspicions. ...more
May
16
2019
Each month in NEWStat, we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

It’s a confusing world for veterinary healthcare teams when it comes to genetic testing. There are now panels available that will screen for dozens or even hundreds of different genetic variants and markers. At the same time, most genetic tests today are also available directly to consumers, so clients can request such testing themselves, just as they do with companies like 23andMe and other, similar services. ...more
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