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February 17, 2020
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Andrew Rosenberg, DVM, DACVD, to discuss the formidable topic of food allergies in dogs and cats. Dr. Rosenberg explains the difference between food allergies—cutaneous adverse food reactions—and food intolerances, then offers guidance on how to tell the difference. He also contrasts food allergies with environmental allergies, offering some tips on how to get buy-in on diet trials. Finally, Dr. Rosenberg provides helpful tips for discussing hot button pet food trends with clients. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
February 10, 2020
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA, to discuss veterinary practice growth and expansion. Dr. Weinstein shares his approach, starting with the most important question: Why? He stresses that growing a veterinary practice should be about improving patient and client care, and he provides guidance on how to lead your practice’s team through an expansion. He even finishes by giving us his essential reading list—hope you like biographies! Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
February 3, 2020
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Simon Platt, BVM&S, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN, FRCVS RCVS, to discuss everything you need to know about vestibular disease. Dr. Platt reminds us how to differentiate between central and peripheral localizations, then brings back our favorite mnemonic device to help us sort through possible causes. He also shares practical approaches for managing this condition, including how to discuss what’s going on with clients even when you don’t know exactly what’s going on. Finally, Dr. Platt leaves us with a simple take-home message: Treat what’s treatable. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
January 27, 2020
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, talks to Jan Suchodolski, MedVet, DrVetMed, PhD, AGAF, DACVM (Immunology), about his Clinician’s Brief article, “Intestinal Dysbiosis.” Dr. Suchodolski explains how involved gut bacteria are in overall health and patient metabolic function, introducing the concept of the microbiota as another organ system. He also talks about dysbiosis as a complex and far-reaching abnormality, including the impact antibiotic prescriptions often have. With his role at the Texas A&M GI Lab, Dr. Suchodolski discusses current research, potential advancements, and uses of popular therapies like probiotics, prebiotics, and fecal transplantation. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/intestinal-dysbiosis Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
January 20, 2020
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, talks to Karen Lynn C. Sueda, DVM, DACVB, about her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Canine Compulsive Disorder.” Dr. Sueda gives a clear definition of what classifies as a compulsive behavior, then details how to diagnose it in your patients. She provides examples of compulsive behaviors in many species, from dogs and cats to birds and polar bears. Dr. Sueda also offers tips to embrace a team approach to these cases and optimize CSRs and client involvement; after all, “it takes a village to treat these behavior problems.” Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/canine-compulsive-disorder Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
January 13, 2020
In this special episode recorded live at New York Vet 2019, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD, to discuss the many facets of purchasing and owning a veterinary practice. Dr. Roasa shares his own experience as an example of what not to do and explains what potential buyers should be doing instead. He delves into which skills make for the most successful practice owners and why that’s important for workplace culture. Dr. Roasa also covers the tricky topic of noncompete clauses. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
January 6, 2020
In the final episode recorded live at Wild West Vet 2019, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Darci Palmer, BS, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), to discuss anesthetic recovery. Darci explains why the recovery period is so critical and shares several tips on how to avoid common recovery pitfalls. She also covers why “rough” recoveries happen and closes out with her top 5 recovery best practices. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
December 30, 2019
In this special episode recorded live at Wild West Vet 2019, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe, PharmD, DICVP, FSVHP, to discuss in-house compounding. Dr. Forsythe covers both the regulatory and practical aspects of compounding medications in veterinary practices. She addresses topics including which state boards might oversee the process, how to get started with in-house compounding, and the common medication modifications we make everyday that are actually compounding. Dr. Forsythe also explains how in-house compounding can become a team effort in any practice. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
December 16, 2019
In this special episode recorded live at Wild West Vet 2019, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Mary Gardner, DVM, to discuss two challenging topics: end-of-life care and career satisfaction. As an at-home euthanasia veterinarian, Dr. Gardner shares her insights with helping clients—and veterinary care providers—cope with the loss of pets. She also explains how veterinary professionals and team members can manage fatigue and toxic workplaces in the hope of finding happiness. Listen for her many take-home messages, including “It’s OK to cry,” and “If you don’t love it, you gotta go.” Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
December 9, 2019
In this special episode recorded live at Wild West Vet 2019, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Rebecca Windsor, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), to discuss practical approaches to neurological cases. Dr. Windsor reviews the unique aspects of handling geriatric patients, including treatment trials and managing expectations. She also explains why a visit to the neurologist means so much more than just advanced diagnostics. Finally, Dr. Windsor shares her tips on how to handle one of the biggest challenges facing veterinary medicine: neurologic examination of the domestic cat. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
December 2, 2019
In this special episode recorded live at Wild West Vet 2019, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, to discuss how to incorporate integrative medicine into your practice—or make it your practice. As both a doctor of osteopathic medicine and a veterinarian, Dr. Robinson shares her background and explains her scientific, evidence-based approach to applying complementary and alternative therapies for veterinary patients. She reviews multiple therapy modalities, such as neuromodulation from acupuncture, and shares her belief that sometimes these “alternative” treatments should actually be primary. And, don’t miss her story about the constipated tortoise. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
November 25, 2019
In this special episode recorded live at the 2019 New York Vet Show, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Elaine Blythe, PharmD, to discuss the impact that the new regulation USP 800 can have on veterinarians. On December 1, USP 800 will go into effect to introduce new standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs. Dr. Blythe covers what you need to know and who may be affected, including some unforeseen details. She also discusses who will enforce these new regulations and what the potential repercussions could be for noncompliance. Now, where to start? Resources: https://www.usp.org/compounding/general-chapter-hazardous-drugs-handling-healthcare HazRX app Plumb's Veterinary Drugs (Hazardous drug update coming Spring 2020) https://www.plumbsveterinarydrugs.com/#!/home Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
November 18, 2019
In this special episode recorded live at the 2019 Wild West Vet Show, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Gary Goldstein, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, to discuss how to provide good veterinary dental care in general practice. Dr. Goldstein outlines the types of urgent dental cases that each hospital should be ready for, and he details the tell-tale signs of oral pain. He also covers the essentials of veterinary dental practice, including dental radiography tips, maximizing the veterinary technician’s skills, and how to improve client compliance. To close, Dr. Goldstein shares his recommendations for chew toys and what to avoid. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
November 11, 2019
In this special episode recorded live at the 2019 Wild West Vet Show, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Courtney Waxman, CVT, VTS (ECC), to discuss her session “Minutes Count: TBI.” Courtney talks about what the priority is for assessing head trauma in cases that present with multiple traumatic injuries. She shares tips for stabilizing a patient that needs to be referred, including what you shouldn’t be doing. And, she gives her top 5 do’s and don’ts for when TBI is presented. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
November 4, 2019
In this special episode recorded live at the 2019 Wild West Vet Show, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB, to discuss managing fear-related aggression and stress in dogs and cats during veterinary visits. Dr. Sung talks about the physical and mental impact severe stress can have on our patients and why the “let’s just get it done” mentality needs to change. She also shares some good tips that every practice can implement to start making low-stress veterinary visits a reality. Bring your squeeze-cheese for this one! Resources: https://fearfreepets.com/veterinary-professionals/ https://lowstresshandling.com/ Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
October 28, 2019
In this special episode recorded live at the 2019 Wild West Vet Show, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, sits down with Kursten Pierce, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), to discuss her lectures on cardiology. Dr. Pierce dives into the essentials for a thorough cardiology examination and what the most important points are to focus on when taking a patient’s history. She also address when to turn to an ECG and how to confidently diagnose and treat arrhythmias. Also, find out which one diagnostic tool Dr. Pierce would save from an alien invasion. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
October 21, 2019
In this episode, Radford Davis, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, returns to talk with host Beckie Mossor, RVT, about his article on one of the most famous infections ever—the plague. Dr. Davis reviews how Yersinia pestis cycles in wildlife populations and where it is most commonly found in the United States. He also gives concrete answers on when plague should be on the differential list—and when to contact the state health department. Responses for exposed healthcare personnel and other household pets are also discussed. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/plague-cats-dogs-public-health-concern https://www.cdc.gov/plague/index.html Local State Health Department Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
October 14, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, talks to Jan Bellows, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DABVP, about his recent Clinician’s Brief articles on oral ulcerations. Dr. Bellows details what signs should have you suspicious of oral ulcers, and he outlines the appropriate steps to take to assess these possible cases. He also shares specialist-grade information to characterize oral ulcers, preferred treatment, and when to consider referring. Also, find out which dog breeds tend to have the worst mouths. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/diagnosing-oral-ulceration-dogs-cats https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/oral-ulceration Small Animal Dental Equipment, Materials, and Techniques, Second Edition Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
October 7, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, is joined by Alison Clode, DVM, DACVO, to discuss her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Increased & Decreased Intraocular Pressure.” Dr. Clode talks about how assessing and treating elevated intraocular pressure can quickly impact a patient’s vision prognosis, her do’s and don’ts, and how to overcome common challenges, including patient restraint and identifying the correct IOP data-point. She also shares recommendations for pricing and packaging ophthalmic examinations. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/increased-decreased-intraocular-pressure Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
September 30, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, connects with Lisa Corti, DVM, DACVS, CCRP, to dive into her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Top 5 Postoperative Orthopedic Rehabilitation Considerations.” Dr. Corti talks about 6 key factors that should influence the treatment plan, and why pet owner expectations may be the most important factor. She shares helpful tips on feline rehabilitation, at-home treatments that enhance the human–animal bond, and how to communicate costs to clients. Enhance your practice’s rehabilitation recommendations and avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/top-5-postoperative-orthopedic-rehabilitation-considerations Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
September 23, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, is joined by Lucien Vallone, DVM, DACVO, to unpack his recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Smartphone Technology in Clinical Ophthalmology.” Not tech savvy? Not a problem. Dr. Vallone makes it easy by first defining technical terms; then, he delivers quick tips for great ophthalmic images captured with a smartphone. He discusses indications for using a direct or indirect fundoscopy technique, whether there are instances in which the fundus should not or cannot be photographed, and when to reserve smartphone imaging for the fundic examination or if other portions of the examination can benefit from this technical tactic. He also addresses how to record these images in patient records. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/smartphone-technology-clinical-ophthalmology Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
September 16, 2019
You have questions, and these experts have answers! In this new “Ask the Expert” segment to the podcast, industry experts answer your questions fielded from social media and email. This week, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, talks to Steve Ensley, DVM, PhD, and resident in the toxicology department at Kansas State University, Scott Fritz, DVM, about the current blue-green algae outbreak across the country. Drs. Ensley and Fritz share their tips for identifying risks in water sources and discuss resources to conclude whether a body of water is toxic. They discuss what conditions foster environments for toxic blooms, clinical signs, and treatment options, as well as important information to communicate to clients. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.epa.gov/cyanohabs/state-habs-resources Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
September 9, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, speaks with Heather Wilson-Robles, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), about her two recent Clinician’s Brief articles addressing cutaneous melanoma. Dr. Wilson-Robles explains how common cutaneous melanoma can be in small animals, as well as whether certain dog breeds are predisposed. She talks about how to test suspected patients, what the first steps are once melanoma has been confirmed, and the various treatment options. Dr. Wilson-Robles also provides her own pro tips on confidently staging cancer. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/management-cutaneous-melanoma https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/cutaneous-melanoma-dachshund Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
September 2, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, is joined by Erin Aufox, DVM, to talk about her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Top 5 Keys to Successful Management of Otitis Externa.” In addition to indications for treatment, Dr. Aufox explains how best to determine if medical or surgical management is more appropriate. She also addresses the differences of otitis in dogs and cats. Before signing off, Dr. Aufox discusses topical and/or oral steroid treatments to manage patient discomfort in stenotic ear canals. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/top-5-keys-successful-management-otitis-externa Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
August 26, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, talks with Darren Berger, DVM, DACVD, about his recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Top 5 Causes of Nonblanching Skin Lesions.” Dr. Berger explains how diascopy can be a helpful diagnostic tool to determine whether lesions are a result of vasodilation secondary to inflammation or something that might require further investigation. Techniques for and interpretations of diascopy are also discussed. Dr. Berger explains that nonblanching skin lesions can be a result of a drug reaction, even for long-term prescriptions that have not previously resulted in any adverse effects. Dr. Berger closes with a discussion surrounding how emergent these cases can be. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/top-5-causes-nonblanching-skin-lesions djberger@iastate.edu Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
August 19, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, speaks with Radford Davis, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, about his recent article, “Top 5 Bartonella Species of Human Significance.” Dr. Davis talks about the everyday occupational hazards of being exposed to Bartonella spp in veterinary medicine, along with ways to try to limit risks. He shares tips for educating pet owners of infected pets about risks without causing fear or panic. Dr. Davis also talks about ways pet owners can limit the risk of spreading disease between an infected pet in a house with other noninfected animals. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/top-5-bartonella-species-human-significance https://www.cdc.gov/bartonella/transmission/index.html http://nasphv.org/Documents/VeterinaryStandardPrecautions.pdf Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
August 12, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, speaks with Kendall Taney, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD, about her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Top 5 Methods for Assessing Tooth Vitality.” Dr. Taney illustrates how to identify when a tooth has become nonvital and some of the common misconceptions that general practitioners may have regarding tooth vitality. She suggests the signs that warrant a full dental assessment (ie, under anesthesia) for an effective dental examination, and she outlines the ever-present challenge of client compliance. Dr. Taney also reviews the different treatment options for a tooth that has been established as nonvital. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/top-5-methods-assessing-tooth-vitality https://www.avdc.org/ http://www.centerforveterinarydentistry.com/ Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
August 5, 2019
To treat or not to treat? In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, connects with Clinician’s Brief Editor in Chief Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, about his recent article, “Borrelia burgdorferi Seropositivity in a Clinically Normal Dog.” Dr. Weese shares his opinions on treatment for subclinical dogs that test positive for tick-borne illness, and he explores considerations for practitioners when deciding whether to treat these patients. Also addressed is education for clients on tick-borne disease, prevention, and how to prepare before traveling with their pets. In addition, Dr. Weese offers his thoughts on the biggest changes and myths surrounding tick-borne disease and prevention. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/borrelia-burgdorferi-seropositivity-clinically-normal-dog https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/ https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/index.html https://www.petsandticks.com/ Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
July 29, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, is joined by Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAA, to discuss current sedation use in veterinary practices, the distinction between sedation and general anesthesia, and her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Top 5 Short Procedure Sedation Scenarios.” Dr. Mama speaks to the risks associated with short procedure sedation, including best practices for monitoring patients and client communication. She also offers tips for troubleshooting and adjusting sedation during a procedure when things are not going by the book. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/top-5-short-procedure-sedation-scenarios Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
July 22, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, talks with Kursten Pierce, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), about her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Respiratory Distress & Inappetence in a Border Collie.” Following a discussion on the connection between dilated cardiomyopathy and BEG (boutique, exotic-ingredient, and grain-free) diets, Dr. Pierce overviews the recent FDA announcement and the kind of research the FDA conducts when they are alerted to a possible health concern. She also shares which grain-free pet foods are not included in these concerns and whether patients diagnosed with diet-associated DCM will have lifelong effects. Hear all this and more on this week’s episode. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.wsava.org/Guidelines/Global-Nutrition-Guidelines http://Petfoodology.org https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/respiratory-distress-inappetence-border-collie https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/news-events/fda-investigation-potential-link-between-certain-diets-and-canine-dilated-cardiomyopathy Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
July 15, 2019
Dogs with fear-based aggression are common cases that all veterinarians must handle carefully. In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, connects with Renata Costa, DVM, MPhil, MANZCVS (VAA), to discuss the “Chill Protocol,” its history, and its positive impact on these complicated cases. Dr. Costa, one of the authors of the recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Chill Protocol to Manage Aggressive & Fearful Dogs,” explains the science of the Chill Protocol and how to introduce it into practice. Potential contraindications and personalizing protocols are also addressed. Join us as we explore this helpful tool to calm these patients that need careful clinical assistance. Have you tried the Chill Protocol? Dr. Karas and Dr. Borns-Weil would love to hear your feedback. Email them at alicia.karas@tufts.edu or Stephanie.Borns_Weil@tufts.edu. Resources discussed in this episode: renatamurdoch@gmail.com (updated since recording) https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/chill-protocol-manage-aggressive-fearful-dogs Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
July 8, 2019
In this final episode recorded at Chicago Vet 2019, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, meets with Denise Tumblin, CPA and owner/president of WTA Veterinary Consultants, to chat about her three sessions at Chicago Vet surrounding best practices in practice management. Denise talks about opportunities for improvement in veterinary practice management and the realistic, actionable steps to make these improvements. She also discusses the Well-Managed Practice Benchmark Study, an essential resource for those seeking to better their practice management habits. Critical questions include: What are the 4 pillars that make a well-managed practice? What are the top 3 ways to afford an increase in team salaries? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Resources discussed in this episode: http://wmpb.vet http://wellmp.com Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
July 1, 2019
In this special episode recorded at Chicago Vet 2019, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, meets with Elaine Blythe, PharmD, about her session, Working with Community Pharmacists, at Chicago Vet. Dr. Blythe talks about why it is important for veterinarians to work with community pharmacists and why it is helpful. How can information be transferred so that there are no mistakes? What are some common errors, and what impact do they have? Also, what trends is Dr. Blythe seeing in how veterinarians prescribe medications? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
June 24, 2019
In this special episode recorded at Chicago Vet 2019, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, meets with Laura Selmic, BVetMed (Hons), MPH, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVS, to discuss a recent Clinician’s Brief neutering survey and her session, Trends and Practices in Neutering Recommendations, at Chicago Vet. Dr. Selmic talks about what surprised her in the survey findings. She also discusses the age of neutering and potential consequences to early-age neutering. Have we had enough time to study these effects? How much more evidence do we need to collect before we can know a best practices standard for neutering? How do we talk to pet owners about pet overpopulation and risk/reward assessment with pet sterilization? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/age-neutering-cats-dogs-when-best Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
June 17, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, talks to Julien Guillaumin, DVM, DACVECC, DECVECC, about marijuana intoxication and his recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Marijuana Intoxication in a Pit Bull.” Dr. Guillaumin discusses common clinical signs of marijuana intoxication, as well as approaches to managing these cases effectively. How many pet owners actually know their pet is intoxicated? Has there been an increase in marijuana cases within veterinary medicine as more states legalize the sale of marijuana? And, what about cats?! Find out the answers to these questions and more. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/marijuana-intoxication-pit-bull Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
June 10, 2019
In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, talks to Deborah Linder, DVM, MS, DACVN, about exercise plans for cats and her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Physical Activity Programs for Cats.” Are cats excluded from conversations about physical activity? What benefits do cats stand to gain, in addition to weight management, from appropriate levels of activity? What techniques and tools should veterinarians suggest to pet owners to encourage movement in cats? Should cats be walked? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Resources discussed in this episode: petfoodology.org https://cliniciansbrief.com/article/physical-activity-programs-cats Contact us: Podcast@briefmedia.com Where to find us: Cliniciansbrief.com/podcasts Facebook.com/clinciansbrief Twitter: @cliniciansbrief Instagram: @clinicians.brief The Team: Beckie Mossor, RVT - Host Alexis Ussery - Producer & Digital Content Coordinator Randall Stupka - Podcast Production & Sound Editing Michelle Munkres - Senior Director of Content
May 30, 2019
Beckie Mossor, RVT, introduces you to Clinician's Brief: The Podcast.
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