Veterinary technicians | Firstline

dvm360 Leadership Challenge

dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Pet enrichment

dvm360.com - Sep 13, 2017

It's more than toys and games, people. It's about helping our furry friends use their brains for a happier, healthier and more enriched existence. ...

Client service for techs

Understand your veterinary client’s narrative

FIRSTLINE - Nov 03, 2017

Every pet and client have a story, and you become a part of their story the minute they enter your practice. Here’s a closer look at narrative medicine—a fast-growing medical field with the goal of understanding the stories of those around you—and how it can help your patients, your clients and even you.

The senior pet pain toolkit

dvm360.com - Nov 02, 2017

They don't stay puppies and kittens forever. Better management of pets' pain as they age allows the veterinary team to reinforce the human-animal bond and act as the trusted partner to pet parents. (With an educational grant by Bayer)

Why vet techs stay (and what will send them running)

FIRSTLINE - Oct 26, 2017

Listen up if you want to hang on to your crucial team members.

What the eclipse taught me about customer service

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 18, 2017

From a big city to a small town, from an isolated island to a mall, my big trip to see astronomy at work also reminded me how things have changed for American consumers and maybe veterinary hospitals.

My Fear Free success story

FIRSTLINE - Oct 17, 2017

This VTS shares a low-stress handling win from the real world.

Proceedings papers for techs

Pediatric and reproductive emergency room pearls (Proceedings)

CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Pediatric and reproductive emergencies are common in both general practice and the emergency room setting and can be both extremely rewarding for the small animal practitioner.

Adrenal disease in dogs and cats (Proceedings)

CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Hyperadrenocorticism develops most commonly in middle aged to older cats.

Common behavior modifications and their applications (Proceedings)

CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Pets that exhibit problematic behaviors risk losing their homes or even their lives.

Puppy 101: Incorporating puppy classes into practice (Proceedings)

CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Puppies are the future of your practice.

Tips and tricks for feeding tube use and management (Proceedings)

CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Nutrition is an oft-overlooked aspect of management of the hospitalized patient. In the case of inadequate energy intake in the non-stressed cat or dog, the body will down-regulate energy expenditure, conserve lean muscle mass and increase lipolysis.