Navigating the intricacies of endocrine disorders in pets poses a multifaceted challenge for veterinarians treating these patients.
When the majority of cats and dogs have some degree of periodontal disease, it is more important than ever to educate clients on the importance of regular dental cleanings for their pets.
Implementing permission-seeking protocols with animals could have dramatic effects, says behavior consultant and MVC 2024 speaker Steve Dale.
You probably already know that agriculture is big business in Ohio, but did you also know that last year’s deer hunting season generated 837 million dollars and provided more than 1,000 jobs? That means that keeping the state’s deer populations healthy is an important initiative for wildlife and agriculture officials.
Almost a quarter of the 85 million pet owners in the U.S. are Hispanic—but only 5% of veterinarians are.
It may not be exciting, but there are regulations that every practicing veterinarian needs to know about. Take 20 minutes to find out what the most important current issues are—and you could save yourself a lot of angst!
Like most issues facing the veterinary profession, the equine vet shortage didn’t happen overnight, and there isn’t a simple one-size-fits-all solution.
Being able to understand the feelings of others helps us establish stronger connections with both colleagues and clients, which in turn increases compliance and improves medical outcomes.
Earlier this year, Ohio was one of the first states to make xylazine a Schedule III controlled drug. How has this move affected veterinary medicine?
It’s time to dispel the myths about the old-fashioned dog catcher in order to foster positive relationships between animal control officers and the community.
Interested in learning more about herbal medicine and maybe even offering it to clients? In this episode, we’ll explore how you can get started.
Relieving stress and anxiety is often a trial-and-error approach with no one-size-fits-all solution. Can you use herbal supplements to achieve better outcomes for your patients?
After the first U.S. case was identified in 2018 in Medina County, the disease has spread across the country, decimating both wild and domestic rabbit populations.
What happens when something outside your control zaps your energy? Like any superhero, we need to use our powers for good, not evil!
Once we have achieved self-awareness, we can use the secret formula to begin reprogramming our brain’s default responses and gradually improve our experience.
How can having a high emotional intelligence (or EQ) help us find happiness, success, and fulfillment across all facets of our lives? In this episode, we dive in to the secret formula.
The MVC is here! You’ve heard all about the programming, but what about the after-hours activities? We’ve got a Columbus visitor’s guide in this episode.
Synergy is more than a corporate buzzword. The concept that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts is the foundation of holistic medicine, which aims to treat the entire patient.
Like many of the higher sciences, cytology can be intimidating to general practitioners. For some, it’s just easier to refer clients to specialists. But it doesn’t always have to be difficult!
There’s no need to get board certified and become a specialist to use radiology in your practice. Dr. Marc Seitz has some useful, practical tips and tricks for small animal practitioners.
In this episode, get a sneak peek at dairy cattle-focused programming at the 2023 MVC.
Scientific advances have made modern veterinary treatments very effective, but what do you do when conventional options have run out? For Dr. Alexia Tsakiris, the answer is to get back to nature.
The voices in our heads aren’t always a sign of mental illness: Sometimes, they can help you become more self-aware, and in so doing, become a happier, healthier, more productive person.
For many general practitioners, ophthalmology is intimidating. But there are ways to simplify eye exams and make accurate diagnoses using simple tools you already have on hand.
The key to a positive relationship is a solid foundation of trust, and that is especially true when it comes to relationships with clients.
Empowering your staff to further their knowledge is one of the most impactful ways to support them and contribute to their success—and yours. With a new OVMA program, it’s easier than ever to achieve.
Stress and conflict are inevitable, but they’re not inherently bad. Whether you flounder or flourish in the face of stress is largely up to you.
In today’s demanding world, conflict abounds—among colleagues, clients, family, and even strangers. But even though you can’t avoid it, you can control how you respond to it.
Previous generations of female veterinarians worked hard to be accepted into a male-dominated profession and paved the way for their successors—whether they knew it or not.
How can veterinarians and practice owners improve the technician experience to keep them happy, healthy, and employed? Our panelists offer suggestions in this series conclusion.
As with any complex problem, there are multiple sides to the technician staffing shortage. In this episode, we explore a trio of unique but intertwined perspectives: Those of the veterinary technician, the practice owner, and the educator.
Aside from the companionship, simply owning a pet can help reduce stress, increase physical activity, boost immunity, and improve cardiovascular health. For Dr. Stephanie Jones, the heart health benefits are paramount.
Media interviews are a snap when you know what to expect, but how do you handle difficult questions—and keep your anxiety in check?
More employers are realizing that personal problems don’t necessarily stay personal—they inevitably bleed into work. That’s why employee assistance programs provide support for all aspects of life, not just the job-related parts.
With the population of pet owners growing larger every day, and the volume of unreliable sources increasing exponentially, it is more important than ever to ensure the public is getting accurate information from the actual experts.
Although egregious animal cruelty is easy to spot, there are more subtle forms of abuse that can be difficult to define—especially in those species you rarely, if ever, work with.
Interest in keeping backyard poultry has been increasing—but the number of veterinarians who see poultry hasn’t. How can small animal veterinarians evolve to fill this growing need?
Holistic therapies are growing in popularity among humans, and that trend is spilling over into the animal world as well. Is this something you should consider adding to your practice?
In a world where people are increasingly spending their time online, developing an effective digital marketing plan is a must. But with so many options out there, where do you even start?
Poop: It’s more than just something that people find gross, fascinating, or grossly fascinating. In fact, veterinary researchers are investigating ways to turn it into a cure.
Veterinary technicians play a vital role on critical care and surgical teams, but are they ready to deal with large animal emergencies?
Aquaculture is a growing area of veterinary medicine, but few veterinarians have extensive experience treating fish patients, making an already tricky science even trickier.
When it comes to emergencies, veterinary professionals need to be able to think on their feet and make fast decisions.
Inventory management is something that many veterinary practices struggle with, but when stock makes up the second-largest expense, learning how to properly manage your inventory is a necessary evil.
Rural veterinarians are in short supply, growing ever more scarce as practitioners increasingly opt to work in urban and suburban areas. But for a select few, life as a rural veterinarian has infinitely more appeal.
With ever-increasing pressure on veterinary practices to stay afloat in a sea of competition, stress is at an all-time high. Now more than ever, veterinarians need a place to find shelter from the storm.
Besides being a thing of the past, paper-based health certificates are inefficient, time consuming, and prone to errors. Is it time to make the switch to electronic CVIs?
For minority groups, finding a community of peers in a highly homogenous profession can be difficult. At The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, inclusivity is all important.
In this episode, we celebrate Pride Month to reinforce the importance of DEI in veterinary medicine and to raise awareness of the struggles minority groups face in a largely homogeneous profession.
When a veterinarian or technician is the subject of a complaint, no matter how big or small the grievance is, the situation is stressful. In this episode, OVMLB representatives explain what to expect.
What do you get when you put empathic caregivers known to neglect their own health into a high-stress, demanding profession? The perfect storm.
Although reporting cases of animal abuse, cruelty, and neglect has always been a moral obligation in the veterinary community, a newly enacted Ohio law has made it mandatory.
Since spring of 2021, Ohio veterinarians are mandatory reporters of animal abuse, but making that determination isn’t as easy as it sounds.
In this episode, OVMA Government Relations Director Michael Guastella joins Mia to discuss three major bills that were recently signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine.
Next year, the Midwest Veterinary Conference will be hosted on a web-based platform. What does that mean for the fifth-largest vet convention in North America?
As the old adage goes, you should never talk about politics at the dinner table—or should you? In this episode, we discuss the sticky subject of dealing with racism from friends and family members.
Talking about racism may be uncomfortable, but it’s a necessary part of change. How do you broach such a controversial topic in your social circles?
With so many demands on your time and attention, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s hope! All you need is to get organized. But where do you start?
Dr. Mia Cary returns to the show to break down the complicated and layered subject of racism and discrimination—and why we must all “get comfortable with being uncomfortable” in order to effect change.
One day, a cure for cancer will be discovered—but for Dr. Michelle Harcha, “one day” isn’t soon enough.
Forensic veterinary medicine has become an important part of today’s criminal justice system—in large part thanks to Dr. Melinda Merck’s efforts in the field.
Though mental illness has traditionally been considered a taboo topic, the mental health—or lack thereof—of veterinary professionals has become a hot topic.
One month has passed since veterinary practices in Ohio were permitted to resume full-service operations. How has the “normal” landscape changed in the veterinary profession?
Now that you’ve learned the benefits of telemedicine and gotten advice on what to consider before implementation, let’s put theory into practice!
Now is the perfect time to dive in to telemedicine, but the process can be intimidating. In this episode, our tele-technology consultant will teach you how to swim in these uncharted waters.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit humanity hard in every aspect of life, not the least of which is the economy. How can how practice owners protect their staff and ensure the viability of their businesses during this crisis and into the future?
When very little is certain and all you can do is contemplate worst-case scenarios, how do you prevent mental health issues from spiraling?
Even without a global public health emergency, telemedicine is an invaluable tool for any veterinarian to have in their arsenal.
Veterinary medicine is known to be one of the least diverse professions in America, which can create fertile ground for discrimination and marginalization.
Studies have shown that being an active member of a trade organization makes professionals more successful than their non-member colleagues. But how can you get involved?
CBD products seem to be everywhere—from beauty salons to grocery stores to the internet—and rumors of its virtues have spread from coast to coast. With this growing popularity, veterinarians have been fielding questions from curious clients who want an alternative method to cure Fluffy or Fido of their ailments.
It’s a well-known fact that post-graduate education—especially veterinary school—is expensive, and crippling student loan debt has become a hot topic of discussion in the veterinary community.
Although ASF has not yet been detected in the United States, the possibility of the disease’s appearance has become a hot topic of conversation in the veterinary community.