One wicked book

One wicked book

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Aug 01, 2005

If dental compliance is a concern at your practice, you're not alone. The team at Lockwillow Avenue Animal Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa., worried that clients didn't always follow their dental recommendations. So they developed From Wicked to White: What It Takes to Get There. This client education book features veterinary assistant Rickee Miller's cocker spaniel, Andy. In February, 12-year-old Andy underwent a dental prophy. During the procedure, the team took step-by-step pictures, from drawing the blood and inserting the catheter for anesthesia monitoring to the sparkly "after" smile. Then an assistant skilled in graphic design compiled the photos in a book.

In Andy's case, a urine test revealed a high positive for microalbuminuria. When Andy was tested eight weeks after the dental prophy, he was normal. "We documented the tests with pictures," Miller says, "which gives us a nice example to show clients of how dental care can affect a pet's total health."

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)

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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)

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.