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Mary Dell Deweese, DVM, Animal Medical Center, New York, New York
Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Tennessee
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A 6-year-old castrated boxer is presented ≈24 hours after consuming a 3-lb pork roast and the glass top of a slow cooker. The owners report an episode...
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It is widely accepted that members of the veterinary profession are at increased risk of mental health problems, so it’s important to take a proactive approach to managing your wellbeing.

One of the best ways to do this is exercising on a regular basis. An active lifestyle has long been promoted by health professionals to help maintain physical and mental health, but it is only in recent years that evidence has emerged to support the beneficial effects of exercise for both the prevention and...
A veterinarian and a geneticist have joined forces to solve the puzzle of transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils. Frank Leggett investigates. It’s estimated that 90 per cent of the Tasmanian devil population has been wiped out by devil facial tumour [...]

The post The devil’s work appeared first on Vet Practice Magazine.

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The veterinarian who captured the Internet's heart sits down with us to discuss his fame, his love for animals and his passion for veterinary medicine.

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Evan Antin, DVM, at the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas.

When Evan Antin, DVM, graduated from...
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Coronaviruses infect animals and humans causing a wide range of diseases. The diversity of coronaviruses in many mammalian species is contributed by relatively high mutation and recombination rates during replication. This dynamic nature of coronaviruses may facilitate cross-species transmission and shifts in tissue or cell tropism in a host, resulting in substantial change in virulence. Feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) causes inapparent or mild enteritis in cats, but a highly fatal disease, called feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), can arise through mutation of...
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Earlier this year, Dr. Mark Peterson participated in an Endocrinology course organized by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). An overview of his lecture on feline hypothyroidism was summarized by Dr. Jennifer Garcia and published in the July 2015 issue of Veterinary Medicine. To access this article online,...
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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog, we interview Dr. Dorothy Cimino Brown, Professor of Surgery at University of Pennsylvania on the use of the Coriolus versicolor mushroom, known commonly as the Yunzhi mushroom. This mushroom, which has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years, is thought to...
The veterinary and legal author, speaker and teacher's exit is too bad for the next generation of veterinarians who won’t get a class with this legal and veterinary mind. And, let’s get personal: I’ll miss him.

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Jim Wilson, DVM, JD, said his final goodbyes to regular teaching in this University of Pennsylvania veterinary school visit. (Photo courtesy author)I recently witnessed something quite amazing, an end to an era, really. I was sitting...
... the AVMA starting salary calculator showing that looks at many factors. And that does NOT mean any female DVM should ask a practice owner for less money than her male peers.

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Numbers about average earnings don't lie, but they also don't tell YOUR individual future in veterinary medicine.

For more than three decades the American Veterinary Medcial Association (AVMA) has been publishing the mean starting salary for new...
Whether it’s suicidal thoughts or drug addiction haunting our colleagues, are we doing enough to protect them from themselves ... and offering them the resources to get the help they need?

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There is a dangerous, sometimes fatal paradox at the heart of our veterinary profession. First, veterinarians experience far higher than average levels of workplace stress, depression and suicidal ideation, and they have increased access to...