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Getting Your Life Unstuck
Have you ever felt that you were in a rut? Trapped? Frozen? Maybe you feel that way now about some part of your life. Read this article for an introduction to the 4 steps to getting “unstuck.”
The Non-pathologic, Non-collection, and Non-sample Preanalytical Small “Stuff” That Influences Reliable Laboratory Results
Laboratory tests are invaluable medical tools…if the results are reliable. Aside from sample collection and handling, many other factors can affect test outcomes, from patient stress to client misunderstanding. This article addresses the seemingly unimportant details that can have significant effects.
Earl Rippie, Jr, DVM
Dr. Earl Rippie, Jr, served as the President of the NAVC from 1999 to 2000.
In May 2016, at the age of 84, Leonard Marino received an associate’s degree in veterinary science technology. Now, he assists his son in performing veterinary orthopedic surgeries.
Top 10 Toxins That Are Rarely Serious
Read this article for some very common “toxic” exposures that may sound serious but rarely cause any significant clinical signs. Some recommendations for treatment—if needed—are included.
Becoming a “Cat-Friendly” Practice
Even though I am a dog and horse lover, I admit that becoming a cat-friendly practice is one of the best changes my clinic has made in the 22 years I have worked there.
The Golden Ticket to Feeling Better
When you believe that the circumstances in your life cause your feelings, you are left feeling powerless. The truth is that you do have power—the power to make yourself feel better.
The Definition of “Home”
Home is a feeling. It may be a feeling that you associate with where you grew up, or where your children grew up. It may be a friend’s house, or a favorite vacation spot. If you are lucky, it’s where you are right now.
How Being Cat Friendly Has Made a Difference in Our Practice
This article from the British journal Feline Focus describes one clinic’s experience in—and benefits from—making the effort to become “feline friendly.”
15 Years: A Brief History of Shelter Medicine
The field of shelter medicine has made enormous strides since the first shelter medicine residency was established at UC Davis in 2000. Get an inside look at the people who started the program and how they did it.
How and Why to Feed Canine Parvovirus Patients Right Away
Canine parvovirus is a longstanding nemesis of veterinary professionals. Learn why enteral feeding benefits patients with this common disease and how to measure, place, and use nasoesophageal and nasogastric tubes.