On the Job: Michael Hernandez

On the Job: Michael Hernandez

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Jan 01, 2007

Michael Hernandez
Technical Services Director
Windsor Veterinary Clinic
Windsor, Colo.

What's the biggest mistake you've made in practice?


Michael Hernandez
I once evacuated the bladder of a cat that had a small urine stream before an ovariohysterectomy. When I looked closer, I discovered the cat was a male.

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

Recently a client asked if we would extract all of her cat's teeth to stop her cat from biting. We told her that we couldn't ethically perform a full mouth extraction, and we were pretty sure no one else would do that either.

How do you handle stressful situations at work?

I don't get too worked up. I speak my mind when I need to, and this keeps tension from building up to unreasonable levels.

What's something your co-workers would never guess about you?

Someday I'd like to write a novel.

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 patients' 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.