It’s hard enough to make our own exercise routines work, so how can we get pets moving? Martha G. Cline, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition), chair of the 2021 AAHA Nutrition and Weight-Loss Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, touts the benefits of staying active for pets, including longer life spans and fewer health problems.
Chocolate and xylitol aren’t the only Valentine’s Day toxin risks for pets according to the Pet Poison Helpline.
With an increasing number of Spanish-speaking clients, being able to communicate in Spanish is no longer just a skill—it's a necessity. Vetspacito empowers veterinary professionals with the language tools to improve patient care and build stronger, more empathetic relationships with a broader clientele.
From a career that started with big hair in the ‘80s and is now heading toward retirement , Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), has seen enormous changes in vet med for techs, for dentistry, and for patient care . And it all happened because her practice leadership gave her the chance.
How comfortable is your team treating common bird emergencies? Sydney Pockard , DVM, talks to columnist Emily Singler, VMD, and offers tips for veterinarians in general practice.
You don’t have to be a wildlife vet to help animals in places like the Galapagos Islands, Kenya, or Sumatra—small animal veterinary professionals are needed to serve the dogs, cats, and people who live near the wild too.
Are you a vet tech who dreams of owning a practice? Or are you an owner with a superstar technician you’d want to partner with? When techs own veterinary practices, their insider knowledge is a tremendous asset.
While Cushing’s syndrome can pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, most pets do well with treatment. Here’s your refresher on monitoring strategies for trilostane therapy and links to helpful resources.
Elizabeth Musgreave , CVT, sa ys she “could not imagine life without a cat . ” I n her role at Hickory Veterinary and Specialty Hospital in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania , she strives to improve the lives of all her patients —and to raise awareness of the role of veterinary technicians in animal welfare.
Are you a general practitioner who gets stressed by emergency cases? Here are some tips to refresh your confidence—and an invitation to reach out to your colleagues at your local ER.