On the job: Mandy Finnell, RVT

On the job: Mandy Finnell, RVT

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Feb 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff

How do you keep your cool in stressful situations?


Mandy Finnell
It always helps to put yourself in the client's shoes and understand that they have other things to deal with.

What's the most unusual pet you've ever owned?

I had two albino lab rats that I took home from tech school.

What's the most unusual pet someone has brought to your practice?

We've seen a couple of sugar gliders. They're very different.

If you could only own one pet, what would it be?

An American pit bull terrier.

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

I had a client ask if a therapeutic dental diet came in a canned formula. I explained that the point of this hard food was to remove plaque!

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.