Jan
31
2014
Using dental implants in companion animals is not a widely performed veterinary procedure, but the trend is generating enough buzz that professors from multiple universities have staged a pre-emptive campaign against it in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. ...more
Jan
23
2014
Since the creation of social media sites such as Yelp and Facebook, veterinary hospitals and other businesses have been entered into a popularity contest whether they like it or not. Alexis Nahama, DVM, vice president of marketing for VCA Animal Hospitals, advised NAVC attendees on how to manage their hospitals' online reputation and ensure they are the subject of positive conversations. ...more
Jan
18
2014
The quickly growing field of veterinary acupuncture has taken another large step forward with the recent acceptance of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists (AAVA) into the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD). ...more
Jan
18
2014
According to new market research from Kalorama Information, a division of marketresearch.com, the $2 billion veterinary diagnostics sector is projected to see faster revenue growth than the overall $55 billion in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market. ...more
Dec
24
2013
In this guest column, Center for Pet Safety Founder/CEO/Chairman Lindsey A. Wolko sheds light on how her organization is addressing current safety issues involving traveling with pets, as well as offers safety tips that veterinarians can communicate to clients. ...more
Dec
13
2013
It’s almost time for champagne toasts, terrible sweaters and awkward visits from relatives. But to ensure you can enjoy the end-of-year holidays to the fullest, take some time to assess your financial health, and get your practice all set for a great 2014. Here is a checklist of some things to think about as you wrap up for the year, pulled from sources around the Web. ...more
Dec
13
2013
Up to 59 percent of dogs and cats are overweight, making it the most common nutritional disorder identified in veterinary practice. Now, the American Animal Hospital Association’s '2014 Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats' is offering small animal practitioners guidance in tackling weight problems with their patients. ...more
Dec
3
2013
Veterinarians who are ready to gain the leadership skills and experience needed to make a larger impact within the profession still have time to apply for the AVMA's 2014-2015 Future Leaders Program. ...more
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