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Handling animals with aggressive behavior in the clinic

Any animal has the potential to be aggressive, especially in the veterinary clinic. Many times this aggression stems from fear and anxiety. For some pets, the act of getting to the clinic is stressful enough without the added features of other pets and people along with pheromones from other equally stressed animals. There are a few things that can be …

World Zoonoses Day – July 6

What are zoonotic diseases? Zoonoses, or zoonotic diseases, are infectious diseases that can be transmitted to humans from the animals. Zoonotic diseases and infections can be caused by a variety of pathogens like parasites, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It is known, that most diseases that affect humans have origins from animals, but only the diseases that can be transmitted directly …

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Veterinary Medicine in Third World Countries

We have a lot of readers that come both from developed and developing countries and we are grateful for each and every one of them. Through our articles and posts, we tend to provide educational material that can elevate the field of veterinary medicine even higher for the sole purpose of enhancing the well being of animals and humans. Many …

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MyCatDNA Test

A new feline specific DNA test created by Wisdom Health (a division of Mars Petcare) names MyCatDNA test is designed to ease veterinarians and cat breeders to maintain a healthy and superior feline bloodline. The test can be used to also monitor and maintain the health and wellness in cats on a genetic level.  The test is designed to provide …

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The Challenges of Becoming a Vet and Following Your Dream – by Stephanie Oliphant

Becoming a veterinarian is often a dream that crosses the minds of many little girls as children’s until they decide they want to become something else. When I was 8 this career path crossed my mind and it stuck, before that I wanted to be a Lawyer, but since that day I have wanted nothing more than to become a …

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The Ramblings of an Emergency Intern – Dr. Brooke Schampers

You never know what your shift will hold when you walk through the doors. No day is ever the same – sure the cases might be similar, such as the vomiting, which brings a comforting aspect to the role but each patient walks in with their own story. Within moments, a quiet shift can turn into carnage with three crash …

Equine Welfare Diploma

The Horse Trust and the Lantra Awards created a certification course for people working or volunteering in the equine welfare sector. They believe that have this kind of qualification and certification will improve the relationship of the equine welfare workers and the veterinarians. This qualification diploma is aimed for people that work for or volunteer at organizations that investigate the …

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Clinical Workups: Expect the Unexpected – Dr. Kate Bruce

Hi, my name is Dr. Kate and I’m a veterinary surgeon (BVSc Hons) in my third year of practice at a 24-hour GP, emergency and house-call small animal clinic in Brisbane, Australia. One important lesson I have learned so far in my career as a veterinarian is to always expect the unexpected, as I have been surprised numerous times by …

A Nontraditional Story – Nicole LaForest, LVT, RVT, CCFT

My name is Nicole LaForest. I’m a Licensed and Registered Veterinary Technician and I manage the largest ambulatory practice in the US based out of Lynnwood, Washington and I am the current President of the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians (WSAVT). I’m 25 years old and was born and raised in New York until I was 17 which is …