Got poop? Here's how to get more

Got poop? Here's how to get more

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Dec 01, 2007

Q. How can our team members encourage clients to submit fecal samples?


Caitlin Rivers
"Reduce client compliance frustrations and take fecal samples during patients' exams," says Caitlin Rivers, a Firstline Editorial Advisory Board member and veterinary assistant and technician supervisor at Metzger Animal Hospital in State College, Pa. The bonus: Fresh samples yield more accurate results.

If you can't obtain a sample during the exam, ask clients to collect the sample for you. Give them a fecalizer and encourage them to return it at their convenience. And when clients schedule a follow-up appointment, remind them to bring a sample.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patients' lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.