Today’s veterinary technicians are uniquely placed to make a difference in the lives of animal patients, in part by ensuring that proper protocols and procedures are in place to help prevent perioperative infections. Learn about the different types of disinfection and sterilization processes and when each is appropriate.
Brenda K. Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia) | Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida | Naples, Florida
Geriatric patients are generally assumed to be at higher risk than healthy young adults when undergoing anesthesia, but healthy pediatric patients should also be approached as challenges for the anesthetist. This article provides an overview of anesthesia considerations for both old and young patients.
Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) | Adobe Animal Hospital | Los Altos, California
Canine parvovirus is a longstanding nemesis of veterinary professionals. Learn why enteral feeding benefits patients with this common disease and how to measure, place, and use nasoesophageal and nasogastric tubes.
Jeanne R. Perrone, CVT, VTS (Dentistry) | VT Dental Training, Plant City, Florida
Treatment of periodontal disease typically involves tooth extraction. However, in some circumstances, the client may wish to avoid extraction. Learn about some of the alternative periodontal therapies.
Anesthetizing cats can present several challenges, from managing patient stress to administering anesthetics to monitoring during the procedure. Read this article for information that can help you improve the anesthesia experience for your feline patients.
Annie Mills, LVT, VTS (Dentistry) | Atlanta Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery | Orlando Veterinary Dentistry | Florida Veterinary Dentistry
Pain management is also a critical component of a comprehensive dental service. This article gives an overview of the physiology of pain, offers a discussion of a variety of analgesic agents, and provides information to help create an effective pain management protocol for dental patients.