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Fear Free tip: Embrace muzzle training

FIRSTLINE - Dec 01, 2014

For dogs that may show signs of aggression, pretraining them to a muzzle can reduce their stress during a veterinary visit.

Fear Free tip: Getting a pet to the veterinarian

FIRSTLINE - Oct 01, 2014

Teach pet owners to choose the right crate and prepare their pets to travel

5 tips to avoid getting bitten

FIRSTLINE - Jul 31, 2014

Take a minute to remember these safe pet handling tips.

Vet tech's confession: "I was bitten"

FIRSTLINE - Jul 31, 2014

A cat bite took me by surprise—and taught me some important lessons.

Veterinary teams talk frankly about getting bitten

FIRSTLINE - Jul 31, 2014

It's the dirty little secret in veterinary practices: animal bites.

Client service for techs

Free veterinary team training on preventing pet bites

FIRSTLINE - Dec 22, 2014

New from Firstline, we're happy to present our latest Team Meeting in a Box: Armor your team to prevent pet bites

Video: An update on the AAFP's Cat Friendly Practice initiative

Dec 16, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Colleran gives us the scoop on how the cat friendly initiative has gone thus far and what's ahead.

ICYMI: The top 10 stories from Firstline in 2014

FIRSTLINE - Dec 15, 2014

Check out this countdown of the 10 most-read articles of the year, including texts from your veterinary clinic cat, 15 things you'd never say in practice and more.

Work up two case studies—and learn how a client thinking ahead could change the outcome (Sponsored by Veterinary Pet Insurance)

CUSTOM VETERINARY MEDIA - Nov 07, 2014

Move through the rooms of a virtual veterinary practice and help your team work through a canine emergency or a feline illness. These interactive cases show how having a pet insurance policy in place could influence client decisions and alter the outcome.

Fear Free tip: Put a leash on pets’ fear

FIRSTLINE - Nov 01, 2014

Use these leash tips to help pet owners get dogs to your practice in comfort.

Proceedings papers for techs

Exotic animal dentistry (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

For small pets, such as most domestic rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and hedgehogs (the exceptions being ferrets and large rabbits), intubation is generally not an option given the equipment available at most veterinary hospital.

Feline dental problems (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

It is often said that cats are not small dogs. It is equally important to realize that cats have not read the textbooks when it comes to dental problems. Feline dental problems can be very similar and very different from canine dental problems.

Logistics and efficiency on a surgery day (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Running a high volume spay neuter operation requires much more than having efficient surgeons. Everything about the operation from scheduling appointments and intake of patients to discharge of patients after surgery must be organized and run efficiently.

Wound management (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Dogs and cats are very commonly presented for management of acute or chronic wounds in veterinary practice. The goal of wound management is to accelerate the healing process and not to interfere with it.

Ventilation and ETCO2—it's more than just breathing (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Ventilation is the act or process of supplying fresh air and moving gas in and out of the alveoli. Air that is being replaced in the lung has a higher partial pressure of O2 but a lower partial pressure of CO2.