Veterinary technicians | Firstline

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

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.

Create a blueprint for your veterinarian-pet-client relationship

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Oct 01, 2014

Sketching out a plan for your relationship with the pet and the owner helps create a lasting bond.

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.

Proceedings papers for techs

Launching technician appointments and other services: sharing solutions that work (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

It isn't uncommon to find practices that, either formally or informally, offer technician appointments; i.e. patient visits in which certain services are provided to the pet and pet owner by a credentialed veterinary technician instead of by a veterinarian.

Anatomy and charting (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Being aware of dental formulas, oral anatomy as well as terminology is crucial to proper charting.

Restraint, physical examination and venipuncture techniques in small mammals (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

The exotic small mammal physical examination is performed similarly to other small animals such as dogs and cats. All items that may be needed during the physical examination should be out and within hands reach before you start. Exotic small mammals can become easily stressed so it is essential to keep the "time in hand" to a minimum when necessary.

Managing fractious cats (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Fractious cats are an inevitable part of small animal practice. A client's decision to return to your hospital for future veterinary services may hinge on how the doctor and staff deal with these patients. In fact, your level of achievement in the "art of practice" is seen vividly in your ability to deal with these difficult patients.

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.