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Client service for techs

Rolling out Fear-Free: It’s a toolbox, not a mandate

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 31, 2015

Getting on board is easier than you think--and it doesn't have to be a chore

Cat's in the carrier: A veterinary technician gives Fear-Free carrier advice

dvm360.com - Jul 31, 2015

Help clients transport their cats to your practice with these tips.

A veterinary technician reveals how personal frustration led her to study pet behavior

dvm360.com - Jul 31, 2015

A family dog made her realize there's a better way to work with animals.

Back office blunders: Talk to my pet’s psychic

FIRSTLINE - Jul 29, 2015

Some clients' behavior becomes clinic legend. But how do you react when it's actually happening?

Cat care game-changer: The feline care toolkit

dvm360.com - Jul 29, 2015

Change the way you and your team understand feline medicine, change your life. Well, more like finally start seeing more cats. Use these tools to find your way (with and educational grant provided by Zoetis).

Proceedings papers for techs

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.

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.

Anesthesia for small exotic mammals (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Exotic small mammals (formally known as pocket pets) are challenging creatures to work with. When working with dogs and cats, it is usually easy to place an intravenous catheter, intubate, provide fluid therapy, hook up an ECG, place a blood pressure cuff, and keep track of the core body temperature.

Don't eat that! Toxicities in cats (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Cats are great patients because they are less likely to ingest large amounts of bad stuff just because. However, their unique metabolism presents other challenges as it contributes to the toxicities that we do see in cats and changes, often lowering, the toxic dose we can expect. Also, substances that are safe in other species can be deadly in cats.

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.