On the job: Sheila Lewis, CVT

On the job: Sheila Lewis, CVT

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Oct 01, 2005

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


Sheila Lewis, CVT, Practice Manager Delavan Animal Clinic Delavan, Wis.
We recently had a client bring in a domesticated fox for a checkup. It was cute!

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

Can I get a distemper shot myself? I tell them no, though there are clients I wish I could give one to!

What's your biggest blunder?

Once a client visited the practice where I worked to pick up propylene glycol, and he inadvertently got a bottle of formaldehyde. He didn't check the label before he administered it, and he pickled his cow. I apologized, because I accidentally dispensed the wrong product, and the clinic paid for the cow. I'm still friends with the client to this day.

What's your favorite thing about your job?

I love the team I work with; the animals are an added bonus.

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.