Patient care for techs

Three quick Fear Free tips for the veterinary team

FIRSTLINE - Aug 01, 2014

Use these quick tips to create a relaxing veterinary visit for pets.

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.

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.

Proceedings papers for techs

Oral pathology—part 1 (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

It is important to be able to identify oral pathology and anomalies. It is equally important to correctly record the pathology on dental charts.

Pediatric anesthesia: what you didn't learn in kindergarten (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

What is a neonate or pediatric patient? Neonate patients are between 0 to 6 weeks of life and a pediatric patient is between 6 to 16 weeks of life.

Periodontal disease and the complete dental prophylaxis (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Periodontal disease begins as an infiltrate subjacent to the epithelium of the gingival margin and rapidly extends throughout the marginal gingiva to affect the connective tissue underlying both the oral and the sulcular epithelium. In addition, there are pathologic alterations of both the sulcular and the oral epithelium of the marginal gingiva.

Nursing techniques and diagnostic procedures for exotic animals (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Rigid endoscopy can be performed in many reptiles by passing the endoscope through the oral cavity and into the stomach. Endoscopy is primarily used to obtain gastric biopsies or to retrieve foreign bodies from the stomach.

Dermatology for technicians (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Protocols are useful in helping to diagnose and treated many different disorders. Part of any good protocol should be a minimum data base (MDB). In addition to signalment, history, etc in veterinary dermatology laboratory testing should be a component of this data base.

Client service for techs

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.

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)

Rabies education for pet owners

FIRSTLINE - Jul 01, 2014

Use these three fast facts to remind pet owners about the importance of rabies vaccination,

Use code words in veterinary practice

FIRSTLINE - Jul 01, 2014

When a pooch tinkles in the waiting room or a pet needs a muzzle, code words can put a positive spin on delicate situations.

The flea control toolkit

dvm360 - Jul 01, 2014

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