Patient care for techs

Vet tech's confession: "I was bitten"

FIRSTLINE - Jul 31, 2014

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

5 tips to avoid getting bitten

FIRSTLINE - Jul 31, 2014

Take a minute to remember these safe pet handling tips.

Veterinary teams talk frankly about getting bitten

FIRSTLINE - Jul 31, 2014

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

Team safety: The peril of pet bites in veterinary practice

FIRSTLINE - Jul 30, 2014

More than 80 percent of team members say they've been bitten at work, according to a 2014 Firstline study. And when team members brush off the bite or blame themselves, the results can be dire.

7 steps to make your veterinary practice comfortable for older pets

FIRSTLINE - Mar 01, 2014

Use these tips to ease the pain and strain of a veterinary visit for senior pets.

Client service for techs

Case study: 4 lessons from a departing veterinary client

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2014

The 'Mikes' of the veterinary world don't leave in a cloud of drama but quietly, thinking no one will miss them.

Why I hate discounted exams—and love free vaccines

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 20, 2014

Use your prices to show clients you value your veterinary staff's time and knowledge.

dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Fear Free

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 04, 2014

Your complete resource to what some call a revolution that will forever change veterinary medicine.

The dental care toolkit

dvm360 - Aug 01, 2014

This toolkit delivers articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools all designed to make it as easy as possible to discuss dental care with your veterinary team and clients. (With an educational grant provided by Virbac)

From fearful to Fear Free veterinary visits

FIRSTLINE - Aug 01, 2014

Forget the old ideas of scaredy cats and fraidy dogs. You can make veterinary visits more comfortable for every patient with these simple steps.

Proceedings papers for techs

Feline idiopathic cystitis—a role for technicians (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Feline lower urinary tract diseases are characterized by hematuria, pollakiuria, and dysuria, and are common problems encountered in feline practice. It is estimated that they affect over one half million cats in the United States annually.

Anesthesia for the geriatric patient (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

What is a geriatric patient? Geriatric patients are pets that have attained 75% of that species or breeds expected life span. Therefore, a 6 year old Yorkshire terrier would not be considered geriatric, but a 6 year old Irish wolfhound would fall under this definition.

Oral pathology—part 2 (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

In the previous lecture, the importance of being able to identify periodontal indices was discussed as well as the importance of correctly recording that pathology on dental charts.

Friending the cat in your practice—what technicians can do (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Its no secret that cats don't like going to the veterinarian. They've never liked it. Unfortunately, cat owners are giving up the battle and fewer cats than ever before are visiting a veterinarian regularly.

Pain management techniques (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Advanced pain management techniques such as local and regional blocks, analgesic constant rate infusions and epidural anesthesia/analgesia can be incorporated into almost any clinical setting. You do not need to work in a specialty referral hospital or academic institution to utilize and effectively perform advanced pain management techniques.