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The Issue of Title Protection

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       There are not many things that demoralize credentialed veterinary technicians more than having their title applied to those who did not rightfully achieve it, and this unfortunately is highly prevalent among veterinary practices today. While those who utilize the title of Certified, Registered, or Licensed Veterinary Technician or Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician may currently have …

Role of the Veterinary Surgical Nurse in the Care of Orthopedic Patients

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Orthopedic surgery patients may require additional considerations compared with soft tissue surgery patients. These considerations include the need for coaptation, increased risk for infection, and use of supplemental modalities to enhance healing.

Leptospirosis in Dogs

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Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that has become more and more prevalent in both human and veterinary medicine worldwide. Most mammals are susceptible to infection.1 As humans expand their environmental footprint, encroachment on wildlife becomes a greater issue, and people, domestic pets, and wild reservoir hosts (e.g., raccoons) cross one another’s path more and more often.

Continuing Education

More Continuing Education

A Look at Unusual Congenital Heart Defects in Dogs and Cats

Congenital heart defects are well-recognized causes of morbidity and mortality in veterinary medicine. This article explores the rarest CHDs, which present an opportunity to better understand cardiac physiology.

Anesthesia for Geriatric Patients

Older patients may appear “healthy” for their age, but they often have multiple underlying organ dysfunctions that, when challenged by general anesthesia, can result in a cascade of detrimental events. This CE course will help you create an appropriate anesthesia plan for the geriatric patient.

Immune-Mediated Skin Disorders of Dogs

When an animal's immune system’s ability to differentiate self from nonself is compromised, immune-mediated skin disorders can occur.

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