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Patient care for technicians

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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 21, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
This CVC educator and Iowa State University faculty member breaks down some ear-cleaning basics every general practitioner can put to work today.
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FIRSTLINE: Apr 21, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
Two veterinary client communication tips to tip the scales of a long-term healthy ear in your favor.
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FIRSTLINE: Apr 18, 2017
I didn't believe a lower stress approach could make a difference in our veterinary practice … until CVC made a convert of our assistant manager. Here's what we've learned in the process (and how my skepticism has turned to genuine appreciation).
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 20, 2017
You have to have a solid understanding of the basics—and what’s normal—before you can leap to abnormal, says Dr. Barden Greenfield.
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VETTED: Apr 14, 2017
You won't believe what this heating pad could do for veterinary oncology cases.
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FIRSTLINE: Apr 12, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
If your veterinary practice is toxic, consider the possibility that you—yes, you—may be the problem. Find out if you’re the party responsible for the toxicity with this quick quiz.
 
VETTED: Apr 07, 2017
Monitoring temperature in anesthetized patients on top of everything else you have to do might send your stress through the roof. But with these helpful tips, you won’t have to sweat it.
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FIRSTLINE: Apr 05, 2017
To get to the bottom of a tough otitis presentation in a patient, it's time for technicians to perform a little sleuthing.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 29, 2017
If your patient has a gray, pink, purple or blue tooth, don’t just tell the owner to keep an eye on it. An intrinsically stained tooth is more than just a cosmetic issue, and the associated disease is often painful.
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FIRSTLINE: Mar 29, 2017
Before the next dog bite incident has you thinking twice about how to handle a canine patient, dive into this handout.
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FIRSTLINE: Mar 27, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
If you suspect bad communication and personality conflicts poisoning your veterinary practice culture, confirm your diagnosis here.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 22, 2017
Highly trained and experienced team members with the proper credentials can handle delicate procedures as well as—or better than—their bosses. So why do veterinarians have to be involved at all?
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FIRSTLINE: Mar 20, 2017
We'll give you a hint: saying, "we've always done it this way" isn't how you should go about pain management.
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FIRSTLINE: Mar 20, 2017
Veterinary cardiology specialist Dr. Matthew Miller explains the benefits and limitations of using mosquito repellents.
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FIRSTLINE: Mar 14, 2017
When transitioning a pet to a new diet, think like the tortoise, not the hare.