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Survey Results Shine Light on Pet Owner Perceptions of Veterinary Nurses

A survey finds many pet owners are unaware of the wide range of care provided by credentialed veterinary nurses/technicians, from preventive medicine to life-saving and emergency care for patients.

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Parasitology

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

The American Heartworm Society recommends that dogs be given heartworm preventives year-round and tested annually.

Emergency Medicine/Critical Care

Concurrent Immune-Mediated Anemia and Thrombocytopenia in a Dog

This case report describes a young dog who’s immune system was destroying its own red blood cells due to a rare autoimmune disease called Evans syndrome.

Radiology/Imaging

Fluoroscopy: Don’t Miss the Show!

Fluoroscopy produces real-time images that appear as an “x-ray movie,” providing a helpful view for dynamic processes.

Emergency Medicine/Critical Care

Stabilizing the Critically Ill Patient

Stabilizing patients in critical condition include timely triage, interventional therapies, and clear communication with the critical care facility for transfer.

Parasitology

Roundworm Infections in Dogs

Preventing roundworm exposure through diligent fecal pick-up, year-round monthly preventives, and always treating dams and puppies before and after delivery are the best ways at keeping dogs infection-free.

Clinical Pathology

The Veterinary Nurse’s Guide to Fecal Flotation Techniques

The CAPC recommends fecal examination for adult dogs and cats at least twice per year.