One Health: Many Roles, Shared Goals
Veterinary professionals may not immediately recognize their role in environmental health through their work in the veterinary industry, but as is the case with all elements of the One Health Initiative, there is an important contribution from every health and science discipline.
Instant Connection: Tapping Into the Power of Social Media
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, texting — expand your tactics of staying in touch with and educating clients.
Passion Project: Going the Extra Mile for Pets in Need
If helping animals in need—beyond those with loving owners and disposable funds—is a true passion of yours, consider what you can do to reach those patients and give them their happy, healthy lives back.
Physical Rehabilitation for Geriatric Dogs Recovering from Injury or Surgery
The growth of veterinary medicine for geriatric patients provides an opportunity to incorporate more physical rehabilitation in veterinary hospitals. The rehabilitation veterinary nurse is an integral part of the rehabilitation team, helping to assess, develop, and implement the rehabilitation plan for each specific patient.
Nursing a Patient With a Traumatic Pneumothorax
Knowledge of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of traumatic pneumothorax enables the veterinary nurse/technician to understand the physiologic changes that affect the nursing care of these patients and the roles that various therapeutic modalities and general nursing care play in a successful outcome.
Pediatric Patients in the Shelter Setting
As shelter medicine becomes more widely recognized as an important part of the veterinary field, it is crucial to understand the role shelter professionals play in ensuring the wellbeing of animals and the challenges of treating and caring for pediatric patients in a shelter.
The Growing Problem of Overweight Pets
Banfield’s 2020 VET Report focuses on the overweight adult dogs and the factors that appear to be affecting owner engagement and successful weight loss.
Linked Together: One Health
One Health is the collaborative effort of human, veterinary, and environmental medicine on a local, national, and global level. Veterinary and human nurses have great potential for advantageous teamwork.
Elements of a Successful Weight Management Clinic
Many elements make up a weight management clinic, and setting up these clinics in practice can be very rewarding for all involved. Veterinary nurse–led clinics allow veterinary nurses to use their clinical judgment and obesity knowledge to take responsibility for weight loss programs.
Talking to Clients About the Risks from Anesthesia
As veterinary nurses, we are in a unique position to help alleviate many of our clients’ fears about anesthesia and reduce the stress of a surgical event for them and their pet.
Navigating the Veterinary Technician Credential Conversation
We are all aiming to elevate the profession and agree that standardizing the credentials is the way forward, leading to better consistency, recognition, mobility and reciprocity, and title protection.
Strength in Numbers
2020 has brought a host of trials, from COVID to a surge in systemic racism, but the veterinary profession is rallying together to shine a light and overcome.
Puppy Problems: PRAA and Intussusception
Read the case report of Duncan, a rescue puppy with a multitude of medical problems.