Patient care for techs

Veterinary team members rescue senior cats

FIRSTLINE - May 01, 2014

When an elderly pet owner's health declined, a group of veterinary colleagues rallied to offer support and find a new home for his senior cats.

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.

Prevent accidental medication exposures in pets

Pet Poison Helpline - Feb 13, 2014

Learn about some of the most common accidental medication exposures. Then teach pet owners to avoid these dangers.

Audio: Rehab your patients the right way

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Dec 02, 2013

An overview of important points to keep in mind when rehabilitating orthopedic patients.

CVC highlight: DIY veterinary rehabilitation for patients with patella and cruciate injuries

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Dec 01, 2013

Dr. Wardlaw discusses some therapeutic alternatives to get orthopedic patients comfortably back on their feet.

Proceedings papers for techs

The ABC's of dental disease in rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Dental disease is a generic term used for exotic small mammals such as rabbits, chinchillas and guinea pigs who have acute or chronic abnormalities and overgrowth of the teeth, usually causing medical problems such as pain, anorexia, drooling, and ocular and/or nasal discharge to just name a few.

Communicating with clients—they really don't know squat about taking care of their pets (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Veterinarians and their team members have been working for years to educate pet owners about the care their pets need in order for them to stay happy and healthy. Undoubtedly we've made some progress, but results from the recently released Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study indicate we have a long way to go; many pet owners simply don't understand the need for what is generally accepted as routine care.

Anesthetic drugs: a review for technicians (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Sedation and anesthesia is something that most of us administer and/or perform in practice on a daily basis. While we as technicians may not make the final decision on what drugs will be administered, we should be educated about the various drugs available and how each of them works alone and in combination with each other.

Feline idiopathic cystitis—a role for technicians (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Feline lower urinary tract diseases are characterized by hematuria, pollakiuria, and dysuria, and are common problems encountered in feline practice. It is estimated that they affect over one half million cats in the United States annually.

Anesthesia for the geriatric patient (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

What is a geriatric patient? Geriatric patients are pets that have attained 75% of that species or breeds expected life span. Therefore, a 6 year old Yorkshire terrier would not be considered geriatric, but a 6 year old Irish wolfhound would fall under this definition.

Client service for techs

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 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)

Resources to help you and your team connect with cat-owning clients

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 12, 2014

Put these feline-focused handouts to work for your veterinary clinic today.