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November 8, 2018

Seaworld Orlando’s all-female veterinarian team

Did you know that SeaWorld Orlando has an all-female team of veterinarians? This video provides an exciting look at these inspiring leaders in aquatic veterinary medicine.

 

October 26, 2018

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how an app can help your veterinary practice grow

I recently interviewed Stacee Santi, DVM, the founder of Vet2Pet, a technology startup that builds personalized custom apps for veterinary practices. With over 20 years of veterinary experience, Dr. Santi brings a self-professed “in-the-trenches” approach to help fellow veterinarians build better relationships with their clients. I was eager to hear more about how the Vet2Pet app has helped veterinary practices succeed. Click here to read the interview.

 

October 2, 2018

How Well Do Pharmacists Identify Common Pet Toxins?

Many veterinary clients fill pet prescriptions through human pharmacies; however, veterinary pharmacology is not a required component of pharmacology training programs in the United States. A recent study published in Pharmacy Practice surveyed U.S. pharmacists on their knowledge of common pet toxins.

Results revealed that, on average, participants identified just over half of substances correctly as toxic vs. non-toxic. You can read more about this study here.

 

September 18, 2018

 Photo courtesy of Dr. Angela Dodd (Animal Wellness Center of Athens, GA).

Photo courtesy of Dr. Angela Dodd (Animal Wellness Center of Athens, GA).

Low-level laser therapy in veterinary practice

Low-level laser therapy is a recently developed treatment modality that is gaining popularity in human and veterinary medicine. In particular, many general practitioners now report using laser therapy to treat a variety of patients including small and large animals, exotics, and even aquatic species. In vitro studies show that laser therapy promotes formation of granulation tissue, collagen, bone, and blood vessels. Documented applications in veterinary patients include adjunct treatment of IVDD, surgical incisions, slow-healing wounds, laminitis, anterior cruciate ligament rupture, edema, and other acute and chronic issues.

I recently wrote an article for those interested in incorporating laser therapy into general practice. The piece can be found in the September/October 2018 issue of PetVet Magazine, an exciting new magazine for veterinary professionals. Check out the article here!