November 28, 2022
Why do we need to talk about spectrum of care?Much of the coursework and clinical rotations in veterinary school focus on gold-standard care, but this “ivory tower” approach limits the exposure of students to cases where alternative treatment plans are pursued, or even discussed. That’s why we must continue to talk about spectrum of care.
November 23, 2022
Exploring new treatment options for a devastating cancerA new study offers hope for treating hemangiosarcoma, the “silent killer” that often isn’t diagnosed until a seemingly healthy dog suffers from acute collapse due to a ruptured, bleeding tumor, usually on the spleen.
November 21, 2022
The 3 stages of employee retentionIn the current veterinary hiring market, job-hopping hardly has any stigma anymore—so what does that mean for keeping your best employees? Stacy Pursell, CPC, CERS, of The Vet Recruiter breaks down the three stages of retention.
November 14, 2022
FIP research: New hope for cats (and maybe humans)We face an unbelievable scenario in the United States with the treatment of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) , where our only option is to suggest clients meet up with strangers in parking lots to buy an unapproved medication to inject into their dying cats .
October 26, 2022
Vet techs are the answer: Using them well is the challengeHow do we treat our credentialed technicians like the skilled and capable professionals they are? Three technicians talk to Central Line: The AAHA Podcast about trust, empowerment, and a true living wage.
July 30, 2022
Don't miss AAHA at AVMA!If you’re at AVMA on Monday morning, come check out three hours of working and service dog talks presented by AAHA, including a panel discussion and Q&A!
July 14, 2022
How to Create a beautiful euthanasia experienceAnyone who has ever put a beloved pet to sleep might wonder if there’s such a thing as a “good” euthanasia. Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, a leading authority on companion animal euthanasia, says yes.
June 30, 2022
Mindfulness in vet med and why it’s not just wooMany veterinary professionals aren’t enthusiastic about anything that smacks of New Age “woo,” from the theoretical healing power of crystals to the more established power of meditation to calm.
June 18, 2022
Mindfulness, Meditation, and Making Time for Mental HealthVeterinary medicine is chock-full of goal-oriented people who are accustomed to doing well in school, meeting challenges head-on, and problem-solving their way through emotional and difficult days. I’m like that too, which means when I find something that doesn’t come naturally to me, I tend to do everything I can to avoid it. This has been my relationship with any mindfulness or meditation practice I’ve ever tried.
June 16, 2022
New veterinary specialty in nephrology and urology a big step closer to realityNephrology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidney, while urology deals with conditions related to the urinary tract. Together, they’re one step closer to being an official specialty in Veterinary medicine.