Category Archives: Vet 360 Vol 1 Issue 1

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Canine Pancreatitis – Insight from an internist

Canine Pancreatitis – Insight from an internist

By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM We all know how difficult the diagnosis and treatment of canine pancreatitis can be. In his presentation “Canine pancreatitis: No such thing as a typical case,” Michael Willard, DVM, MS, DACVIM, shared his experience in the management of these cases. Diagnostic insight While the history and physical examination are… Continue Reading

Contact your specialist

Contact your specialist

    Specialist veterinary physician. Dr Liesel van der Merwe BVSc, MMedVet(Med) At: Menlyn Veterinary Clinic, 012 460 5252/3 (Fax 086 554 8301) By appointment only Email: lieselvdm.sam@telkomsa.net ,1326 Justice Mahomed (Charles) Street, Menlo Park GPS : 25° 46’ 27.10”, E 28° 15’ 57.20” Specialist Veterinary Physician. Dr Anthony Zambelli BSc(Hons) BVSc DiplSenMgmt MMedVet(Med) S… Continue Reading

Which gives better long term survival – surgical or medical portosystemic shunt management?

Which gives better long term survival – surgical or medical portosystemic shunt management?

By Liesel van der Merwe BVSc MMedVet (Med) Greenhalgh SN, Reeve JA, Johnstone T et al. 2014. Long-term survival and quality of life in dogs with clinical signs associated with a congenital portosystemic shunt after surgical or medical treatment. Journal of the Veterinary Medical Association Vol 245:527-533 Why they did it Congenital portosystemic shunts (CPSS)… Continue Reading

Urinary incontinence in female dogs – how common is it?

Urinary incontinence in female dogs – how common is it?

By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM, Forsee KM, Davis GJ, Mouat EE, et al. 2013 Evaluation of the prevalence of urinary incontinence in spayed female dogs: 566 cases (2003-2008). Journal of the America Veterinary medical association. Vol 242:959-962. Why they did it The goal of this study was to provide more recent data on the… Continue Reading

Puppy School in Practice – Are You Missing out on an Opportunity?

Puppy School in Practice – Are You Missing out on an Opportunity?

    All too often adorable puppies grow into badly behaved tearaways and end up rejected – they may be excluded from the family ‘pack’, euthanased or given up for adoption. A visit to your local animal welfare shelter or Gumtree will reveal many healthy young adult dogs which are no longer wanted now that… Continue Reading

Comment on MRSA – Dr Marijke Henton

Comment on MRSA – Dr Marijke Henton

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus – the South African perspective Dr Marijke Henton BVSs., M.Med.Vet (Bact), UP The resistance of bacteria to antibiotics has been a concern for a number of years, but is now far more than just a concern, as the incidence of resistant pathogens and opportunists is increasing expotentially in South Africa. Methicillin resistant… Continue Reading

Sell Veterinary Clients On Your Service

Sell Veterinary Clients On Your Service

By W Dane Foxwell, Andrew Roark, DVM, MS Article reprinted with the permission of the Veterinary Economics, July 2014, Pages 15 – 18. Veterinary Economics is a copyrighted publication of Advanstar. Communications inc. All rights reserved. When was the last time you received sub-par customer service? I recently ran into trouble with an online travel-booking service… Continue Reading

Marketing dynamics and the State of the Veterinary Profession in the USA

Marketing dynamics and the State of the Veterinary Profession in the USA

2014 Lowell Ackerman DVM DACVD MBA MPA While many American veterinarians focus on the impact of the current economy on financial metrics for their hospitals, it is clear that while the economy might play some role in the current lacklustre performance of many veterinary practices, the root cause of these problems likely preceded the economic… Continue Reading

Vet360 Advisory Board

Vet360 Advisory Board

VET360 aims to be a leader in the field of continuing veterinary development in Southern Africa by providing veterinary professionals from diverse disciplines with tools to help them meet the challenges of private practice. The magazine aims to make information accessible, both paper and electronic, and provide clinical, business and other veterinary information in a… Continue Reading

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