On the Job: Gina Toman

On the Job: Gina Toman

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Sep 01, 2006


Gina Toman, Veterinary Assistant Seaside Animal Care Calabash, N.C.
What's the nicest thing a client ever said to you?

A client once said, "I wish my own nurse treated me as well as you treat my pet."

What's the wackiest question a client ever asked you?

A client once asked me whether people have anal glands, because her husband seemed to be experiencing the same symptoms as her dog, who had recurring anal abscesses. I told her no.

What's the case that most touched your heart?

Bren, a boxer mix, was adopted from a shelter and was diagnosed with parvovirus. We talked to the clients and they opted to treat their new pet. Bren was hospitalized over the next several days, and his adoptive mom visited him often and took pictures to share with her family. It was such a wonderful feeling seeing this dog come from a shelter and pull through a life-threatening condition with the help of a loving family.

Proceedings papers for techs

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

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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

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

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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 patient's lives (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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