Nov
5
2018
If someone brought an injured red-tailed hawk to your hospital but the bird was too far gone to save, and euthanasia was the only option to relieve his pain and suffering, would you know what regulatory agency to call for permission to end his life? It’s a trick question. Veterinarians don’t need permission to euthanize a wild animal in cases like that. And if you didn’t know that, you’re not alone. ...more
Nov
2
2018
PetWell Partners, a Houston-based national veterinary practice network, has become the first organization to earn Practice Network Accreditation from AAHA. AAHA’s Practice Network Accreditation is a new model for assessing and recognizing excellence throughout an organization that owns or operates multiple veterinary practices....more
Nov
1
2018
According to a 2015 study, close to 7% of male veterinarians and nearly 11% of female veterinarians suffer some kind of serious psychological distress. But according to the authors of a new study, ethical conflicts with clients over patient care and the resultant moral distress may be at the root—and veterinarians wrestling with those issues may be unaware that the issues even exist. ...more
Nov
1
2018
Radiography is vital to the best practice of veterinary medicine because it enables the detection, understanding, and treatment of a variety of health issues. Accompanying these benefits, however, are risk factors associated with radiation exposure, which every veterinary professional should take to heart. To help raise awareness of radiation safety best practices, IDEXX Laboratories collaborated with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians ...more
Nov
1
2018
Double defense heartworm protocol is an approach that protects dogs from mosquitoes and heartworms.1,2 This standard of care means that every dog should be on a macrocyclic lactone year-round and a mosquito repellent. Groundbreaking studies by a third-party investigator, John McCall, MS, PhD, supports double defense heartworm protocol in the fight against heartworms. ...more
Nov
1
2018
What is feline diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a complex, fairly common disease, in which a cat’s system either doesn’t produce sufficient insulin, or has insulin resistance. During digestion, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins that are consumed as part of the diet are broken down into smaller nutrients that are utilized by the cells in the body during metabolism....more
Oct
31
2018
Designing animal hospitals is a pretty specific architectural niche. “There are a few firms around the country that do it [but] it’s extremely specialized,” says Sean McMurray. McMurray, AIA, NCARB, is a principal architect and partner at Animal Arts, a Boulder, Colorado-based architecture firm that specializes in designing veterinary hospitals and animal shelters from the ground up. And while a few firms around the country may do it, Animal Arts is arguably the best-known. ...more
Oct
30
2018
Delivering veterinary services to cats is a different breed of care. And while some practices are exclusively dedicated to the care of cats, others would like to develop an increased focus on feline healthcare. Partners of Healthy pets (PHP) has free resources to help both. ...more
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