Jasper is one lucky dog. The 5-month-old pit bull managed to swallow an
8-inch section of a Chuckit ball launcher, shielding the toy
from a competitive mate and in the process making an
upstate New York veterinary clinic the winner of the 11th
annual They Ate What? radiograph contest.
Dogs were the most mischievous once again when it
came to consuming something they should not have. But we
also saw cats with a taste for hair ties and sewing needles
as well as a rabbit, a calf, a turkey and even a puffer fish.
Go inside this month’s issue
of Veterinary Practice News for
more on the grand-prize winner, German Flatts Veterinary
Clinic of Ilion, N.Y., and for a
look at other contest entries.
German Flatts and Jasper’s surgeon, Pamela Clark,
DVM, won $500 and a year’s
subscription to Web PACS,
courtesy of contest sponsor
Idexx Laboratories Inc.
LEADER FOR VETERINARY
PRACTICE AND BUSINESS
Food for thought
about pet nutrition
California canine blood
bank in tax predicament
Vet World: Fix by five Page 2 I Surgical Insights: Pain scores Page 34
Evidence: Opioids, Part 2 Page 36 I Dental: Oral tumors Page 37 I Business: Exams Page 39
AVMA chooses Donlin as executive VP
Called ‘a skilled
By Stephanie Duncan
For Veterinary Practice News
A mobile game hit the mar- ket by storm in July. Within
one week it attracted over 15
million players, earned its developer a reported $1.6 million a
day and quickly became the hottest game since Candy Crush.
The record-shattering app?
Players download the game
onto a mobile device before By Ken Niedziela
Veterinary Practice News
The head of the American Veterinary Medical Association Professional Liability Insurance
Trust (AVMA PLIT) has been hired as the day-to-day leader of the AVMA.
Janet Donlin, DVM, CAE, will replace Ron
DeHaven, DVM, MBA, as executive vice presi-
dent and CEO of the 88,000-member organiza-
tion Sept. 12. Dr. DeHaven is retiring after nine
years in the post.
The decision, announced Aug. 11, came days
after the House of Delegates amended a bylaw
so the position of executive vice president or
assistant executive vice president may be filled
someday by a non-veterinarian.
AVMA, Page 22 Pokémon, Page 16
More on pages 28-33
September 2016 Volume 28/Number 9 www.VeterinaryPracticeNews.com
Grace Warren, a receptionist at Inver
Grove Heights Animal Hospital in
Minnesota, holds Spearow, a small bird
featured in the game Pokémon Go.
Dr. Pamela Clark, right,
removed from a canine
patient the 8-inch
foreign object spotted
in this radiograph.
Lure new clients
through the smash-hit
game Pokémon Go.