How many practices have consolidators eaten?

By: staff

Here are the most up-to-date numbers we could get on the number of veterinary practices owned by corporate consolidators and practice chains.
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Penn responds to governor’s plan to defund veterinary school

By: Jennifer Fiala

With more than $30 million on the line, Dr. Joan Hendricks aims to share with state lawmakers just what the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine means to the commonwealth.
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Fishing for acquisitions: 12 things corporations look for in a veterinary practice

By: Jane Harrell

Fat-cat investors are hungry for great veterinary hospitals to buy, and they’re baiting the nation’s practice owners with juicy sale checks. Here’s what they want in a prize catch.
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California lawmaker proposes tax break on veterinary bills

By: Edie Lau

Dog and cat owners in California would be eligible for state income-tax credits of up to $2,000 a year on veterinary medical expenses.
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Common Medications and Household Items That Can Poison Dogs

By: Jerry Klein, DVM

An overview, plus a guide on how to treat your patients.
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Dogs, toddlers show similarities in social intelligence

By: University of Arizona

Researchers have found that dogs and 2-year-old children show similar patterns in social intelligence. The research could help scientists better understand how humans evolved socially.
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Patrick Stewart’s Foster Pit Bull Inspires Him To Stand Up Against Dog Fighting
By: Hilary Hanson

After falling in love with Ginger, he wants to protect other dogs like her.
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Reverse zoonosis: Can you make your pet sick?

By: Tim Newman

For good reason, there is a great deal of interest in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Recently, however, medical researchers have started to ask: can we make animals sick?
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San Diego Vet Revives Miracle Kitten
By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

Bliss the kitten needed surgery to save his life and nearly died during the operation.
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Journal Scan: New insights on treating hypertension in cats
By: Kathryn Primm, DVM

A recent study suggests that cats presenting with higher blood pressure when diagnosed with hypertension could benefit from greater doses of amlodipine.
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Elanco Offers Oral Ringworm Treatment for Cats
By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

Elanco Animal Health has launched an oral itraconazole treatment for ringworm in cats, marketed under the name Itrafungol.
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Mars Releases Feline DNA Genetic Test
By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

Optimal Selection Feline Genetic Breeding Analysis was developed in partnership with Genoscoper Laboratories.
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Why You Should Refer Your Clients to Equine Specialists
By: David W. Ramey, DVM

And how it’s good for both you and your clients that you have a second opinion.
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Equine ophthalmology for kids

By: staff

Derrick the Jumping Horse Has Eye Surgery is a children’s book with its hooves planted in reality and a desire to encourage readers to discover their true purpose.
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Jet-Setting Pets Get a New Place to Be Pampered at Kennedy Airport
By: Jane L. Levere

Airports have long been known for offering high-end services to their human passengers – for a price. Now, at Kennedy International Airport, the same can be said for animals.
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‘Doctor Dolittle’ of prosthetics helps animals walk again – video

By: The Guardian

Angel Marie was stepped on by her mother soon after she was born. It was a challenge Derrick Campana, the ‘Doctor Dolittle’ of animal prosthetics, was ready to tackle.
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Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 1
By: Liane K. Shaw, BS, RVT | Purdue University & Jeannine E. Henry, BA, RVT | Purdue University

In this first of two articles on radiographic positioning, we provide an overview of the principles and guidelines of radiation safety in the workplace as well as the techniques used to obtain good-quality orthopedic radiographs
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Empathy: An unhealthy path for veterinarians

By: Mike Paul, DVM

Empathy is a powerful emotion, but it can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being. We’re better off offering sympathy and compassion.
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Careers with Horses – The Bloodstock Agent
By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems

Want to be make a career of running around with the most beautiful horses? Maybe becoming a bloodstock agent is the job for you.
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“How can practices compare themselves to others?”
By: Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA

Leaders have followers & in the progressive and profitable veterinary practice of today, that means proactive, team-based, healthcare delivery is the rule.
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