Stephen J. Birchard DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

Sunday, September 8, 2013

VKP Goes International, and What's In Store for Next Week?

Page visits from all over the world!

We have been up and running for 2 weeks and below is a list of which countries have been the source of our page views, and how many for each country:

United States 4899

Greece 229

Canada 93

Japan 87

United Kingdom 24

Cyprus 10

France 9

Australia 7

Germany 7

Oman 5

Almost 5500 hits in total! Amazing that veterinarians from all over the world are learning the Halsted Chant and what to say when you make a mistake in surgery. It would be wonderful to know how to say "There" in all the languages represented by these countries! Anyone want to help with that?

It is very gratifying to know that this many veterinarians and others in the profession and the general public have been interested in the blog. Again thanks to all of you who have written kind words either on facebook or in the comments section of the blog. Your enthusiasm is the fuel that drives the engine of VKP so keep the comments coming. Also, constructive criticism is welcome and ideas for future topics would be excellent. I have many ideas but I would love to know what you want.

What's in store for next week?

We will do one more session on GDV; a simplified method for handling gastric necrosis associated with GDV. Then we will talk about NSAID induced perforating gastric ulcers in dogs. They have increased in frequency in my experience and they can be life threatening. So tune in for both of these in the days to come.

One more very important update:

The animated GDV stomach video (previous blog) now has musical accompaniment! Check it out!


  1. Congrats! You may want to consider adding Labels to your posts. That way it will make it very easy for people to search for specific posts. You can label the last few posts with GDV for example, and they can click the GDV label and it will bring up all the posts labeled GDV. You just add labels to the post on the right hand side of the screen when you are in edit mode. Then just add the labels gadget to your sidebar.

    Looking forward to the NSAID perf posts!

  2. Great idea! Thanks for the suggestion. I'm still learning the format of this site so if you see anything else let me know.