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

Friending the cat in your practice—what technicians can do (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Its no secret that cats don't like going to the veterinarian. They've never liked it. Unfortunately, cat owners are giving up the battle and fewer cats than ever before are visiting a veterinarian regularly.

Pain management techniques (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Advanced pain management techniques such as local and regional blocks, analgesic constant rate infusions and epidural anesthesia/analgesia can be incorporated into almost any clinical setting. You do not need to work in a specialty referral hospital or academic institution to utilize and effectively perform advanced pain management techniques.

Exotic animal dentistry (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

For small pets, such as most domestic rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and hedgehogs (the exceptions being ferrets and large rabbits), intubation is generally not an option given the equipment available at most veterinary hospital.

Feline dental problems (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

It is often said that cats are not small dogs. It is equally important to realize that cats have not read the textbooks when it comes to dental problems. Feline dental problems can be very similar and very different from canine dental problems.

Logistics and efficiency on a surgery day (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS - Aug 01, 2011

Running a high volume spay neuter operation requires much more than having efficient surgeons. Everything about the operation from scheduling appointments and intake of patients to discharge of patients after surgery must be organized and run efficiently.

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)