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Client service for techs

Help! A client wants to schedule a euthanasia on a busy Saturday

FIRSTLINE - Sep 04, 2015

What would you do if a client requested her pet's euthanasia during one of your high foot traffic times?

Front Desk Disasters, Episode 4: A series of unfortunate events

FIRSTLINE - Aug 17, 2015

Do you know who's standing in front of you? Are you sure?

Keep calm and discuss renal failure

FIRSTLINE - Aug 14, 2015

Use this guide to take some of the stress and fear out of a chronic medical condition and offer support for pets and their owners.

Chip in to promote microchipping

FIRSTLINE - Aug 11, 2015

Does the idea of lost pets get under your skin? Our veterinary practice barked up the right tree by offering free microchips at the Barking at the Moon Dog Festival—and created a lasting connection with our community that improved the business and boosted team morale.

Audit the audibles in your veterinary hospital

FIRSTLINE - Aug 09, 2015

Does your practice sound scary to pets?

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.