Many veterinary practices incorporate digital images of new patients when creating patient records. Veterinary practices also use digital imaging to document specific patient conditions and, increasingly, to obtain images in the radiology suite. Many practices take “before and after” images of patients undergoing dental procedures to provide visual evidence of treatment to clients. Photographs can be used to help explain concepts or disease conditions to pet owners, which may lead to increased client compliance. Digital images can also be used to share patient information during consultations with other veterinary professionals and to create an image library for teaching purposes.

Digital Microscopy

Adding digital microscopy to a veterinary practice can greatly enhance recordkeeping and serve as a valuable tool for client education. This article provides an overview of the benefits of this technology and some useful resources for learning more.

January/February 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 1

When Caring Hurts: Dealing with Depression in Veterinary Medicine

When Caring Hurts: Dealing with Depression in Veterinary Medicine

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States and is strikingly prevalent in the veterinary community. Get tips on how to differentiate depression from burnout and how to find help for yourself or your coworkers.

January/February 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 1

Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 1

Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 1

This first of two articles on radiographic positioning provides an overview of radiation safety as well as the techniques used to obtain good-quality orthopedic radiographs of the skull, shoulders, and elbows.

November/December 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 6

How to Recognize Autoimmune Skin Disease: Tips for Spotting Pemphigus Foliaceus

How to Recognize Autoimmune Skin Disease: Tips for Spotting Pemphigus Foliaceus

Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is the most common autoimmune skin condition in dogs and cats. Timely diagnosis is essential. This article is intended to help the healthcare team narrow in on a diagnosis of PF at a patient’s initial presentation.

November/December 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 6

Feline Physical Rehabilitation

Feline Physical Rehabilitation

Although rehabilitation is more commonly used for dogs, cats can also benefit from many of the same techniques—even swimming! Learn more about the whats, hows, and whys of feline physical rehabilitation.

November/December 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 6

The Case for Veterinary Midlevel Professionals

The Case for Veterinary Midlevel Professionals

This year, the 13th veterinary technician specialty—ophthalmology—was recognized by NAVTA. Is time for a new level of veterinary technician? This article looks at the parallels in the growth of the veterinary technician and nursing professions.

November/December 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 6

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.

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.

September/October 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 5

This article from the British journal Feline Focus describes one clinic’s experience in—and benefits from—making the effort to become “feline friendly.”

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.”

September/October 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 5

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.

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.

September/October 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 5

Behavioral Aspects of Caring for Elderly Cats

Behavioral Aspects of Caring for Elderly Cats

This article from the British journal Feline Focus reviews common behavioral changes in senior and geriatric cats and provides recommendations that clients can use in enriching and adapting the home environment for their older pets.

July/August 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 4