Trends®

April 2024

In This Issue: Should You Start a Podcast?; Dermatology Challenges; Parasite Drug Resistance; AI and You; and more!

Cover of April 2024 Trends—Illustration of a dog doing a podcast

From the Editor
Trends editor, Ben Williams, and the april issue of Trends

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April 2024

From the Editor

I love a good science roundup podcast. Perhaps you have thought about adding your own knowledge and voice to the sea of podcasts out there. Which brings us to our cover story, which poses the question: to pod or not to pod?

Up for Debate—Behavior Language That Should Disappear
Illustration of a gavel for this month's topic: “Behavior Language That Should Disappear.”

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April 2024

Up for Debate—Behavior Language That Should Disappear

We asked the question to the profession (via Facebook): “What language about dog and cat behavior needs to go away in veterinary medicine?” Here are some of the responses for “Behavior Language That Should Disappear.”

The Scoop, April 2024
Images of 3 highlighted veterinary news articles: Margot K. Vahrenwald, DVM, CVJ; a white dog; and an illustration of an orange cat in a crowd of black cats.

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April 2024

The Scoop, April 2024

Immediate Past President Margot K. Vahrenwald, DVM, CVJ,  talks about the usefulness of tools that AAHA Guidelines present. The AAHA Community asks, “how do you boost team morale when being short-staffed?” This month’s Scoop headlines include: Feline genome investigation, Bird owners urged to take precautions for avian flu, FDA’s Draft Guidance on manufacturing ingredients used in veterinary drug products, Cat with chronic kidney disease gets a second chance, Simulated surgeries boost student confidence, animal outcomes; and more!

Five Questions for a Dermatology Specialist
Dermatology specialist Paul Bloom, DVM, DACVD, DABVP (Canine and Feline)

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April 2024

Five Questions for a Dermatology Specialist

Paul Bloom, DVM, DACVD, DABVP (Canine and Feline), is an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Department of Dermatology, Michigan State University. He was also on the task force of the 2023 AAHA Management of Allergic Skin Diseases in Dogs and Cats Guidelines.

Employee of the Month, April 2024
April 2024 employee of the month winner, Katy Sala

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April 2024

Employee of the Month, April 2024

This month’s prize winner is Katy Sala, Client Service Coordinator at All for Pets Veterinary Clinic, in Cabot, Arkansas.

To Pod or Not to Pod?
Illustration of a cat with headphones on listening to a podcast

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April 2024

To Pod or Not to Pod?

It can seem like everyone in America is starting a podcast these days. With technology making it easier than ever, the question really becomes not “Can you start a podcast?” but “Should you?” This article interviews five experts about the pros and cons of veterinary professionals starting a podcast, and what to consider if you decide to take the plunge.

Challenges and Risks of Allergic Skin Diseases
Illustration of a cat suffering from an allergic skin dermatology disease scratching herself

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April 2024

Challenges and Risks of Allergic Skin Diseases

Dermatology cases remain a critical issue for veterinary teams, even beyond their clinical challenges and patient miseries. Lengthy timelines and common frustrations also threaten client trust and retention, potentially breaking bonds with veterinarians and practices forever.

Resistance on the Rise
Closeup photo of a mosquito on a dog

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April 2024

Resistance on the Rise

With each passing year, we are seeing changes in the parasite distribution and incidence across the United States and around the world. While some researchers have seen a decrease in the number of cases of heartworm resistance to preventives, cases of hookworm multi-anthelmintic drug resistance are more concerning.

What Can AI Do for You?
Low poly illustration of a head wearing a headset coming out of a tablet with a speech bubble saying

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April 2024

What Can AI Do for You?

In this article, we’ll look at some of the ways that AI can be put to work for you. These include integrating with your practice’s software platform, managing online reviews, and using AI to generate job descriptions and engaging staff bios for your website.

Gems from the Guidelines: Management of Allergic Diseases
A still of Katie Berlin, DVM, and Julia Miller, DVM, DACVD during a recording of Central Line: The AAHA Podcast talk about managing allergic diseases

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April 2024

Gems from the Guidelines: Management of Allergic Diseases

Julia Miller, DVM, DACVD, co-chair of the task force behind the 2023 AAHA Management of Allergic Diseases for Dogs and Cats Guidelines, offers some recommendations on how to make it easier to get itchy pets (and the people who live with them) the care they need.

In Practice
Photo of a clipboard with a handout clipped to it about tech utilization for dermatology appointments

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April 2024

In Practice

With two techs, a veterinarian can see two appointments in the same amount of time it would take to see just one.

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