Summary: Individuals with a degree in veterinary medicine that provides them with training and qualifications to treat diseases and injuries of animals.

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  1. Lin J, Chen C, Chang C. Unknown fever and back pain caused by Bartonella henselae in a veterinarian after a needle puncture: a case report and literature review. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011;11:589-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Through serological testing and molecular identifications, this clinical case was confirmed to be caused by B. henselae. ..
  2. Chang C, Lin P, Hou M, Lin C, Hung M, Wu T, et al. Identification of risk factors of Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) infection in veterinary-associated populations in southern Taiwan. Zoonoses Public Health. 2010;57:e95-101 pubmed publisher
    ..It was concluded that goat exposure was the most important risk factor associated with C. burnetii infection and appropriate health education could be useful to prevent high risk individuals from the infection in southern Taiwan...
  3. Jordan D, Simon J, Fury S, Moss S, Giffard P, Maiwald M, et al. Carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by veterinarians in Australia. Aust Vet J. 2011;89:152-9 pubmed publisher
    To estimate the prevalence of carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among Australian veterinarians. Individuals attending veterinary conferences in Australia in 2009 were recruited to provide nasal swabs and ..
  4. Hall J, Wapenaar W. Opinions and practices of veterinarians and dairy farmers towards herd health management in the UK. Vet Rec. 2012;170:441 pubmed publisher
    ..Two comparable questionnaires, one for farm veterinarians and one for dairy farmers, were distributed throughout the UK...
  5. Sorge U, Mount J, Kelton D, Godkin A. Veterinarians' perspective on a voluntary Johne's disease prevention program in Ontario and western Canada. Can Vet J. 2010;51:403-5 pubmed
    A survey was conducted to assess the beliefs of veterinarians on Johne's disease (JD) and their attitudes towards the Canadian, risk assessment based, JD prevention program. The veterinarians surveyed believed Mycobacterium avium subsp...
  6. Lucas M, Day L, Shirangi A, Fritschi L. Significant injuries in Australian veterinarians and use of safety precautions. Occup Med (Lond). 2009;59:327-33 pubmed publisher
    A high injury prevalence has been reported among veterinarians. Studies describing the factors associated with injury have been limited...
  7. Mendez D, Buttner P, Speare R. Response of Australian veterinarians to the announcement of a Hendra virus vaccine becoming available. Aust Vet J. 2013;91:328-31 pubmed publisher
    A cross-sectional study of private veterinarians providing equine services in Queensland.
  8. Whitney E, Massung R, Candee A, Ailes E, Myers L, Patterson N, et al. Seroepidemiologic and occupational risk survey for Coxiella burnetii antibodies among US veterinarians. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;48:550-7 pubmed publisher
    Little is known about the occurrence of Q fever among veterinarians in the United States. In this study, we sought to estimate the prevalence of Coxiella burnetii antibodies among veterinarians and to identify risk factors for exposure...
  9. Shirangi A, Fritschi L, Holman C. Associations of unscavenged anesthetic gases and long working hours with preterm delivery in female veterinarians. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;113:1008-17 pubmed publisher
    ..hours in veterinary practice are associated with preterm delivery (before 37 weeks of gestation) in female veterinarians. The Health Risks of Australian Veterinarians project was conducted as a questionnaire-based survey of all ..

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  1. Regan R, Kaplan M, Bailey D. Diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for dogs with substage-a high-grade multicentric lymphoma: results of a survey of veterinarians. Vet Comp Oncol. 2013;11:287-95 pubmed publisher
    The goal of this study was to survey veterinarians regarding their current initial diagnostic and treatment recommendations for dogs with substage-a high-grade multicentric lymphoma...
  2. Garcia Graells C, Antoine J, Larsen J, Catry B, Skov R, Denis O. Livestock veterinarians at high risk of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398. Epidemiol Infect. 2012;140:383-9 pubmed publisher
    ..risk factors associated with livestock-associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) carriage was examined in Danish and Belgian veterinarians. The MRSA and LA-MRSA carriage rates were 9·5% (95% CI 5·3-15·6) and 7·5% (95% CI 3·8-13·1) for MRSA and ..
  3. Cuny C, Strommenger B, Witte W, Stanek C. Clusters of infections in horses with MRSA ST1, ST254, and ST398 in a veterinary hospital. Microb Drug Resist. 2008;14:307-10 pubmed publisher
    ..The infections were caused by different MRSA clones (ST1, ST254, and ST398). In the same time, nasal colonization of veterinarians, veterinary personnel, and students was observed indicating transmission to humans.
  4. Scuffham A, Firth E, Stevenson M, Legg S. Tasks considered by veterinarians to cause them musculoskeletal discomfort, and suggested solutions. N Z Vet J. 2010;58:37-44 pubmed publisher
    To describe veterinarians' perceptions of the causes of, and reasons for, work-related musculoskeletal discomfort (MSD), and to summarise their suggestions for ways to reduce the risk of MSD...
  5. Shaw J, Adams C, Bonnett B, Larson S, Roter D. Veterinarian-client-patient communication during wellness appointments versus appointments related to a health problem in companion animal practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008;233:1576-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Coders rated veterinarians as hurried during 30 of the 150 (20%) problem appointments; they rated clients as anxious during 39 (26%) ..
  6. Shirangi A, Fritschi L, Holman C, Bower C. Birth defects in offspring of female veterinarians. J Occup Environ Med. 2009;51:525-33 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the risk of birth defects in offspring of female veterinarians exposed to occupational hazards such as radiation, anesthetic gases, and pesticides in veterinary practice...
  7. Lund H, Eggertsson S, Jørgensen H, Grøndahl A, Eggertsdottir A. Changes in the relationships between dogs, owners and veterinarians in Norway and Iceland. Vet Rec. 2009;165:106-10 pubmed
    ..Dogs were found to play an important role in the lives of their owners, who had high expectations of their veterinarians, not only with respect to the treatment of their dogs but also with respect to themselves as clients...
  8. Bok H, Jaarsma D, Teunissen P, van der Vleuten C, van Beukelen P. Development and validation of a competency framework for veterinarians. J Vet Med Educ. 2011;38:262-9 pubmed publisher
    ..demands from society and the veterinary profession call for veterinary medical curricula that can deliver veterinarians who are able to integrate specific and generic competencies in their professional practice...
  9. Berry S, Susitaival P, Ahmadi A, Schenker M. Cumulative trauma disorders among California veterinarians. Am J Ind Med. 2012;55:855-61 pubmed publisher
    The prevalence of cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) in veterinarians has not been adequately studied.
  10. Coe J, Adams C, Bonnett B. A focus group study of veterinarians' and pet owners' perceptions of veterinarian-client communication in companion animal practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008;233:1072-80 pubmed publisher
    To compare veterinarians' and pet owners' perceptions of client expectations with respect to veterinarian-client communication and to identify related barriers and challenges to communication...
  11. De Briyne N, Atkinson J, Pokludova L, Borriello S, Price S. Factors influencing antibiotic prescribing habits and use of sensitivity testing amongst veterinarians in Europe. Vet Rec. 2013;173:475 pubmed publisher
    The Heads of Medicines Agencies and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe undertook a survey to gain a better insight into the decision-making process of veterinarians in Europe when deciding which antibiotics to prescribe...
  12. Molineri A, Signorini M, Perez L, Tarabla H. Zoonoses in rural veterinarians in the central region of Argentina. Aust J Rural Health. 2013;21:285-90 pubmed publisher
    To estimate the frequency of zoonoses in rural veterinarians and to search for risk factors.
  13. Pilgram M. Communicating social support to grieving clients: the veterinarians' view. Death Stud. 2010;34:699-714 pubmed
    This exploratory study examines veterinarians' perceptions of how they offer social support to grieving clients...
  14. Smith D, Leggat P, Speare R. Musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risk factors among veterinarians in Queensland, Australia. Aust Vet J. 2009;87:260-5 pubmed publisher issues in contemporary society, few studies have specifically investigated this problem among veterinarians. An anonymous questionnaire survey mailed to all veterinarians registered with the Veterinary Surgeons Board ..
  15. Derks M, van de Ven L, van Werven T, Kremer W, Hogeveen H. The perception of veterinary herd health management by Dutch dairy farmers and its current status in the Netherlands: a survey. Prev Vet Med. 2012;104:207-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Satisfaction with the way VHHM was executed on the farm had no significant influence on 305-day production. There was, however, some influence on calving interval and bulk milk somatic cell count (BMSCC). ..
  16. Verkade E, van Benthem B, den Bergh M, van Cleef B, van Rijen M, Bosch T, et al. Dynamics and determinants of Staphylococcus aureus carriage in livestock veterinarians: a prospective cohort study. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;57:e11-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the dynamics of carriage in persons with direct contact to livestock...
  17. Shirangi A, Fritschi L, Holman C, Morrison D. Mental health in female veterinarians: effects of working hours and having children. Aust Vet J. 2013;91:123-30 pubmed publisher
    ..and organisational factors have been suggested as possible causes of stress, anxiety and depression for veterinarians. We used established psychological scales to measure (1) levels of distress and work-related stress (anxiety ..
  18. Rosol T, Moore R, Saville W, Oglesbee M, Rush L, Mathes L, et al. The need for veterinarians in biomedical research. J Vet Med Educ. 2009;36:70-5 pubmed publisher
    The number of veterinarians in the United States is inadequate to meet societal needs in biomedical research and public health...
  19. Baker W, Gray G. A review of published reports regarding zoonotic pathogen infection in veterinarians. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009;234:1271-8 pubmed publisher
    To identify published reports regarding zoonotic pathogen infection among veterinarians. Literature review. The PubMed electronic database of medical literature published between 1966 and November 2007 was searched...
  20. Sykes J, Lindsay L, Maggi R, Breitschwerdt E. Human coinfection with Bartonella henselae and two hemotropic mycoplasma variants resembling Mycoplasma ovis. J Clin Microbiol. 2010;48:3782-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Coinfection with similar variants has been described in sheep. This represents the first report of human infection with this organism. The veterinarian was coinfected with Bartonella henselae. ..
  21. McArthur M, Fitzgerald J. Companion animal veterinarians' use of clinical communication skills. Aust Vet J. 2013;91:374-80 pubmed publisher
    To describe the communication techniques used by clients and veterinarians during companion animal visits in Australia. A cross-sectional descriptive study...
  22. Gibbons J, Boland F, Buckley J, Butler F, Egan J, Fanning S, et al. Influences on antimicrobial prescribing behaviour of veterinary practitioners in cattle practice in Ireland. Vet Rec. 2013;172:14 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings of this study have implications for the recognition and management of stress within the profession, and for the development of intervention strategies to reduce inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing. ..
  23. Nagy A, Dyson S, Murray J. A veterinary review of endurance riding as an international competitive sport. Vet J. 2012;194:288-93 pubmed publisher
    ..horses and different types of injuries), which create challenges to all involved in the sport, including veterinarians. During endurance competitions, horses are closely monitored by veterinarians throughout the ride, with the ..
  24. Kristensen E, Enevoldsen C. A mixed methods inquiry: How dairy farmers perceive the value(s) of their involvement in an intensive dairy herd health management program. Acta Vet Scand. 2008;50:50 pubmed publisher
    ..added by health management programs among farmers; and 3) to characterize perceptions of farmers' goals among veterinarians. The subject was initially explored by means of literature, interviews and discussions with farmers, herd ..
  25. Laven R, Huxley J, Whay H, Stafford K. Results of a survey of attitudes of dairy veterinarians in New Zealand regarding painful procedures and conditions in cattle. N Z Vet J. 2009;57:215-20 pubmed publisher
    ..some of the demographic factors affecting those attitudes and perceptions, and to compare results from veterinarians based in New Zealand with those from the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe...
  26. Jackson J, Villarroel A. A survey of the risk of zoonoses for veterinarians. Zoonoses Public Health. 2012;59:193-201 pubmed publisher
    The objectives of this study were to identify factors associated with zoonotic infections in veterinarians, the incidence of physician consultation and treatment and the incidence of diagnostic and treatment errors...
  27. Archer B, Weyer J, Paweska J, Nkosi D, Leman P, Tint K, et al. Outbreak of Rift Valley fever affecting veterinarians and farmers in South Africa, 2008. S Afr Med J. 2011;101:263-6 pubmed
    ..We conducted a cross-sectional serological survey of exposed veterinarians and farmers, who were examined to determine the presence of current or recent illness...
  28. Durr S, Fahrion A, Doherr M, Grimm H, Hartnack S. [Acceptance of killing of animals: survey among veterinarians and other professions]. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2011;153:215-22 pubmed publisher
    Professional veterinarians are one of the most affected professions when it comes to killing animals...
  29. Del Rocio Amezcua M, Pearl D, Friendship R, McNab W. Evaluation of a veterinary-based syndromic surveillance system implemented for swine. Can J Vet Res. 2010;74:241-51 pubmed
    Practicing veterinarians play an important role in detecting the initial outbreak of disease in animal populations...
  30. Dowd K, Taylor M, Toribio J, Hooker C, Dhand N. Zoonotic disease risk perceptions and infection control practices of Australian veterinarians: call for change in work culture. Prev Vet Med. 2013;111:17-24 pubmed publisher
    This study was conducted to determine the perceptions of zoonotic disease risk among Australian veterinarians, the infection control practices they use to protect themselves from zoonotic diseases, and the factors influencing their use ..
  31. Sawford K, Vollman A, Stephen C. A focused ethnographic study of Sri Lankan government field veterinarians' decision making about diagnostic laboratory submissions and perceptions of surveillance. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e48035 pubmed publisher
    ..Many surveillance systems targeting animals rely on veterinarians to submit cases to a diagnostic laboratory or input clinical case data...
  32. Simon Grifé M, Martín Valls G, Vilar Ares M, García Bocanegra I, Martin M, Mateu E, et al. Biosecurity practices in Spanish pig herds: perceptions of farmers and veterinarians of the most important biosecurity measures. Prev Vet Med. 2013;110:223-31 pubmed publisher
    ..measures currently applied, as reported by farmers, and to investigate the importance awarded by farmers and veterinarians to each of these measures...
  33. Thomsen P, Anneberg I, Herskin M. Differences in attitudes of farmers and veterinarians towards pain in dairy cows. Vet J. 2012;194:94-7 pubmed publisher
    ..pain and the use of analgesics in dairy cows were evaluated based on a questionnaire answered by 137 Danish veterinarians and 189 Danish dairy farmers...
  34. Heath T. Initial work experiences of veterinarians who graduated from Australian universities in 2005. Aust Vet J. 2008;86:357-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Questionnaires were sent to veterinarians who had graduated from an Australian university in 2005, and data were analysed with SAS System 8 for Windows...
  35. Huber H, Giezendanner N, Stephan R, Zweifel C. Genotypes, antibiotic resistance profiles and microarray-based characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from livestock and veterinarians in Switzerland. Zoonoses Public Health. 2011;58:343-9 pubmed publisher
    ..PFGE and DNA microarray-based chip analysis, we characterized 20 MRSA strains isolated from livestock and veterinarians. PFGE analysis after macrorestriction with EagI provided seven different band patterns, which could be grouped ..
  36. Voith V. The impact of companion animal problems on society and the role of veterinarians. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2009;39:327-45 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Veterinarians can play an important role in addressing these problems by incorporating the concept of behavior wellness into ..
  37. Bhattarai B, Fosgate G, Osterstock J, Fossler C, Park S, Roussel A. Perceptions of veterinarians in bovine practice and producers with beef cow-calf operations enrolled in the US Voluntary Bovine Johne's Disease Control Program concerning economic losses associated with Johne's disease. Prev Vet Med. 2013;112:330-7 pubmed publisher
    This study compares the perceptions of producers and veterinarians on the economic impacts of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) infection in cow-calf herds...
  38. Lam T, Jansen J, van den Borne B, Renes R, Hogeveen H. What veterinarians need to know about communication to optimise their role as advisors on udder health in dairy herds. N Z Vet J. 2011;59:8-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Many veterinarians are of the opinion that they are unable to convince their clients of the possible profits to be gained from ..
  39. Fernandez Mehler P, Gloor P, Sager E, Lewis F, Glaus T. Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss. Vet Rec. 2013;172:555 pubmed publisher
    Owners' satisfaction with, and expectations from, their veterinarians around euthanasia, including questions on disposal of pet remains subject to animal species, clients' gender, age, family conditions, area of living and type of ..
  40. Nöremark M, Frössling J, Lewerin S. Application of routines that contribute to on-farm biosecurity as reported by Swedish livestock farmers. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2010;57:225-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the use of protective clothing among professionals visiting farms, such as animal transporters and veterinarians, were investigated through assessments made by the farmers...
  41. Batchelor C, McKeegan D. Survey of the frequency and perceived stressfulness of ethical dilemmas encountered in UK veterinary practice. Vet Rec. 2012;170:19 pubmed publisher
  42. Burstiner L, Faires M, Weese J. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in personnel attending a veterinary surgery conference. Vet Surg. 2010;39:150-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Isolates were typed and risk factors were evaluated using questionnaire data. 17.3% of subjects (17% veterinarians and 18% technicians) were MRSA positive...
  43. Waran N, Williams V, Clarke N, Bridge I. Recognition of pain and use of analgesia in horses by veterinarians in New Zealand. N Z Vet J. 2010;58:274-80 pubmed publisher
    To explore attitudes towards and use of analgesia in horses by veterinarians in New Zealand. A postal questionnaire was sent out to 457 veterinarians identified as working with horses in New Zealand...
  44. van den Brom R, Schimmer B, Schneeberger P, Swart W, van der Hoek W, Vellema P. Seroepidemiological survey for Coxiella burnetii antibodies and associated risk factors in Dutch livestock veterinarians. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e54021 pubmed publisher
    ..burnetii among Dutch livestock veterinarians and to determine possible risk factors...
  45. Verwilghen D, Grulke S, Kampf G. Presurgical hand antisepsis: concepts and current habits of veterinary surgeons. Vet Surg. 2011;40:515-21 pubmed publisher
  46. Mesquita J, Nascimento M. Serosurvey of veterinary conference participants for evidence of zoonotic exposure to canine norovirus - study protocol. Virol J. 2012;9:250 pubmed publisher
    ..The present paper describes a seroepidemiologic study aiming to provide information on the exposure level of humans to canine norovirus...
  47. Scuffham A, Legg S, Firth E, Stevenson M. Prevalence and risk factors associated with musculoskeletal discomfort in New Zealand veterinarians. Appl Ergon. 2010;41:444-53 pubmed publisher
    A cross-sectional study using a modified Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire asked 867 New Zealand veterinarians about the presence or absence of musculoskeletal discomfort (MSD)...
  48. Bernard H, Brockmann S, Kleinkauf N, Klinc C, Wagner Wiening C, Stark K, et al. High seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii antibodies in veterinarians associated with cattle obstetrics, Bavaria, 2009. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2012;12:552-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Infection can result in severe disease. However, little is known about the risk of infection in veterinarians. In a cross-sectional study among German veterinarians, participants provided sera and completed an exposure ..
  49. Bhattarai B, Fosgate G. Increased response proportions for postal questionnaires in Texas veterinarians using incentives. Prev Vet Med. 2010;93:62-5 pubmed publisher
    ..1 bill, pen, both and none with a postal questionnaire for a veterinary public health survey conducted among veterinarians in Texas...
  50. Yeates J, Main D. Veterinary opinions on refusing euthanasia: justifications and philosophical frameworks. Vet Rec. 2011;168:263 pubmed publisher
    ..This gives insight into the ethical principles that explicitly underlie veterinary surgeons' euthanasia decisions and the resultant framework may be useful for discussing and teaching euthanasia. ..
  51. Dysart L, Coe J, Adams C. Analysis of solicitation of client concerns in companion animal practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011;238:1609-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Cross-sectional descriptive study. SAMPLE-20 veterinarians in companion animal practice in Eastern Ontario and 334 clients and their pets...
  52. Whitney E, Ailes E, Myers L, Saliki J, Berkelman R. Prevalence of and risk factors for serum antibodies against Leptospira serovars in US veterinarians. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009;234:938-44 pubmed publisher
    To determine the seroprevalence of antibodies against Leptospira serovars among veterinarians and identify risk factors for seropositivity in veterinary care settings. Seroepidemiologic survey...
  53. Paul N, Moodley A, Ghibaudo G, Guardabassi L. Carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in small animal veterinarians: indirect evidence of zoonotic transmission. Zoonoses Public Health. 2011;58:533-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Nasal swabs were obtained from 128 veterinarians, seven of which harboured MRSP (n = 5; 3.9%) or MRSA (n = 2; 1.6%)...