Patient care for techs

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.

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.

Proceedings papers for techs

Anesthetizing neurologic patients (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Whether you are faced with anesthetizing a patient with the potential of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) or a patient with a spinal cord injury, there are special anesthetic considerations that should be made. Each patient should be thoroughly evaluated and an appropriate anesthetic protocol should be formulated.

Restraint, physical examination and venipuncture techniques in reptiles (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Most snakes can be easily captured directly out of the carrier or cage they are in. If the snake is aggressive, it may be necessary to use a towel along with leather gloves to safely capture it. In these cases, it is easiest to gently toss the towel over the snake and find the head.

Pain management for dental patients (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Pain management is more than the latest popular terminology. It is an important part of veterinary dentistry. Many of the procedures performed on animals are painful and it is our duty as technicians to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible.

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.

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.

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)