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Patient care for techs

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.

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.

Client service for techs

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.

The spay & neuter toolkit

dvm360.com - Oct 02, 2014

Articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools all designed to make it easy to discuss veterinary care for pets with your team and clients.

Proceedings papers for techs

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.

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.