On the job: Rachael Eaker

On the job: Rachael Eaker

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Jul 01, 2007


Rachael Eaker
Rachael Eaker
Receptionist
Denver, Colo.

One morning, I was stocking the food display in my practice's reception area when something caught my eye. A black-and-white mixed breed dog was waiting impatiently at the front door, and I let her in. Although she looked familiar, she wasn't wearing a collar and tag, and I couldn't identify her.

Our team walked the dog to the back room and scanned her for a microchip. Hoping for a match, we ran the microchip's number through the database. Bingo!

It was Oreo, a dog our practice hadn't seen in more than six months. We were amazed that she'd showed up on our doorstep, and we called her owner to tell her the good news. Minutes later, Oreo's owner arrived, relieved and grateful to be reunited with her beloved pet.

"If it weren't for the microchip, we probably wouldn't have been able to identify her," I told Oreo's owner. She looked at me with a puzzled expression and said, "Oh, the microchip? Those things actually work?"

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 patient's 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.