• Ethos Exchange: Career Pathing, Culture, and Employee Turnover in the Veterinary Industry

    January 10, 2022

    Welcome back to Ethos Exchange, our veterinary practice management series. Our next topic: how career pathing and culture contribute to employee retention. In any industry, employee turnover is an issue worth close consideration. Any company benefits not only from attracting the best talent, but also keeping those employees working and contributing to the company for

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  • Giving Back

    December 10, 2021

    As an organization, Ethos is always refining who we are and how we make a difference. Our core values: taking care of each other, continuous growth, being a responsible employer and part of our planet, guide our efforts.

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    As pet ownership surges, we need to strengthen the veterinary profession

    June 28, 2021

    The pandemic has further cemented the bond we have with our pets. It also has increased our reliance on quality veterinary care, especially as more Americans have brought pets into their families.

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  • Case Study: Xylitol Ingestion

    June 24, 2021

    Meet Maka, an 8-year-old MN 34 kg Chocolate Labrador Retriever. Maka was seen at VERC June 16, 2021 by our emergency DVM, Dr. Maxine Koyanagi, for having eaten a large amount of Xylitol (an artificial sweetener used in sugar free foods).

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  • Celebrating Pride Month at Ethos

    June 1, 2021

    Happy Pride Month! This month, and year-round, we want to extend our love and support to the LGBTQ+ community. We also want to take this time to express our thanks to our own Ethos LGBTQ+ team members at every corner of our organization!

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  • Two Tetanus Cases in 24 hours

    May 25, 2021

    Within a 24 hour period in April 2021, two dogs presented to Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital showing signs of tetanus. Being such a rare condition, these cases are a good review of the disease and treatment.

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  • Case Study: Canine T-cell Leukemia

    May 19, 2021

    A 10-year-old female spayed boxer mix presented to The Oncology Service for evaluation of lymphocytosis and peripheral lymphadenopathy following acute, significant vomiting, diarrhea and inappetence treated by the referring veterinarian.

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  • cat wearing noise reduction cap to ease anxiety in a veterinary setting

    Being a Veterinarian During a Pandemic

    April 23, 2021

    To celebrate the strength and dedication of our veterinarians during the pandemic, we'll let them tell their own stories in their own words:

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  • Feline Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    April 13, 2021

    A 13-year-old female spayed black domestic long hair presented to The Oncology Service for evaluation after an acute history of blood tinged hyper-salivation and decreased grooming. Her primary veterinarian had noted a granulomatous mass attached to the lingual frenulum and recommended euthanasia.

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  • Canine Anaphylaxis: Diagnosis and Treatment of Hemoabdomen

    April 2, 2021

    Over the past decade, ultrasound has been slowly integrated into the veterinary industry. As a result, ultrasonography has allowed veterinarians to detect other soft tissue changes and free fluid that would otherwise be missed.

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  • Port City Critical Care Spotlight: Hi-Flow Oxygen Therapy

    March 30, 2021

    Oxygen therapy in veterinary medicine has remained unchanged for decades. Traditional methods of oxygen supplementation, such as flow-by, nasal prongs/cannulas, and oxygen hoods/cages, have been the mainstay for patients suffering from respiratory distress. Though these methods can deliver oxygen concentrations ranging from 20-80%, they suffer from a variety of shortcomings that can lead to treatment

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  • The Veterinary Forensic Process

    February 23, 2021

    In veterinary medicine, cases of animal neglect, cruelty, or abandonment can be an unfortunate part of our careers. However, it is inevitable that these cases will cross our paths. Forensic investigation of animal cruelty cases involves collecting evidence for law enforcement. These cases are part medical and part legal. The veterinary medical forensic investigation is

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