Supporting Emotional and Mental Health in the Veterinary Profession
Recognizing the signs of mental and emotional health problems in yourself and co-workers, as well learning how to alleviate them, could greatly aid in increased wellbeing and productivity.
The Issue of Title Protection
What can we, as veterinary technicians who are feeling helpless and frustrated against the misuse of our professional title, do? Solutions to this issue will come in different forms and require the efforts of all members of the field.
Role of the Veterinary Surgical Nurse in the Care of Orthopedic Patients
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
Clinical presentations of leptospirosis in dogs can vary, diagnosis is difficult, and the zoonotic potential is serious—here is how to treat leptospirosis in dogs and assist in prevention.
Regenerative Modalities Used for Pain Control
Each year in the U.S., an estimated 10 to 12 million dogs and cats experience the pain and discomfort associated with osteoarthritis. Regenerative medicine shows promise in stimulating healing and regeneration.
Nutritional Support of Dogs and Cats After Surgery
When considering how to best manage and support postoperative surgical cases as it relates to nutritional intervention and gastrointestinal (GI) health, implementing perioperative care strategies can provide a more favorable recovery.
Can We Talk? Ensuring Owner Compliance
Communication from the veterinary team and owner compliance go hand-in-hand in making sure the pet stays up-to-date on preventive medications and post-surgery care.
A Complicated Career Choice
The worlds of veterinary medicine and dog shows may seem vastly different, but the heart of each is the same—a love of animals.
Are You the Bully in the Workplace?
News accounts and personal stories about bullying are being reported in increasing numbers. While often considered a middle- or high-school problem, bullying in professional workplaces is a common occurrence too and chances are you’ve witnessed it in action.
A Recipe for Disaster Response
When floods, fires, hurricanes, mudslides, and other natural disasters strike, chaos ensues. But within the chaos, there is a group of individuals who are organized, trained, and prepared to mobilize and bring order where there is complete turmoil, panic, and upheaval. Within the group of first responders, but often overlooked, are the veterinary response teams.
Catabolism in the Critical Patient
Greater awareness of cachexia will help provide practical approaches to managing body weight and lean body mass in dogs and cats, as well as more directed targets for treatment.
A Foreign Body That Is “Sew” Unusual
Foreign bodies within the spinal cord are uncommon, but when they occur the prognosis is often grave. Find out what happened to Leon, an 18-month-old Maltese, when he accidentally ingested a sewing needle.
This Is Your Celebration!
Fall is almost upon us and with it comes numerous awareness weeks and months in the veterinary world, including National Veterinary Technician Week.