Idiopathic Issues

Delusional Parasitosis - What Should Veterinarians Do?

Posted by Lori Hehn on May 22, 2018 at 11:34 AM

Have you ever heard of Delusional Parasitosis? It isn't very common, but is a very real issue that you may come across in vet practice. 

This is a human disease or syndrome, where an owner believes that they or their pets are infested with a parasite or organism that isn't there.

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Topics: Clients, Client Situations, Veterinary Clients, Delusional Parasitosis

Veterinary Student Tips for the “Peri-Interview” Journey

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on May 14, 2018 at 1:46 PM

As a veterinary student, you may not feel confident about the job search process- read more below for advice on how to prepare for the job hunt!

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Topics: Jobs, Interviews

Pet Food Recalls: A Review on Botulism

Posted by Lori Hehn on May 4, 2018 at 8:21 AM

I saw this week that a raw diet was recalled for possible botulinum toxin contamination. I have only seen one suspected case of Botulism in practice (in a dog) but let’s take a moment to review this important disease. In general, dogs and cats tend to be more resistant.

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Topics: Pet Food Recalls, Botulism

How to Prepare for the Dark Side of the Internet (for veterinary students)

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on April 30, 2018 at 9:51 AM

I would like to believe my veterinary education was progressive in a lot of ways. We had classes in communication, business and professional development in addition to the traditional courses. Topics that the generations of veterinarians in front of me likely did not learn about were discussed in different ways.

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Topics: Vet Practice, Internet Haters, Comments

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