Practice ManagementIf it's not diagnosis, prognosis, prescription, or surgery, it is likely within a trained veterinary nurse's ability.
Practice ManagementStaff members want meaningful and thorough training, and managers can create effective learning environments while maintaining a busy clinic.
GastroenterologyGastroenteritis is usually self-limiting; however, veterinary nurses should know what clinical signs indicate additional support and investigation.
DermatologySkin scraping and other sampling techniques for ectoparasites are simple diagnostics that should be performed with any patients presenting with skin disease.
BehaviorCapture and restraint in the veterinary hospital can be stressful for the reptile patient. Slow, gentle movements and adequate support are key to proper reptile handling.
Radiology/ImagingRadiographic interpretation relies heavily on the accuracy of patient positioning and use of appropriate exposure techniques. The CALIPER radiographic quality checklist will aid in assessment of the final image.
BehaviorIf we understand and appreciate how our patients perceive the experience of being in a veterinary hospital, we will be better able to modify our behavior and the hospital environment to improve their experience and wellbeing.
Emergency Medicine/Critical CareAs THC intoxication in pets becomes more commonplace, emergency staff will have to be knowledgeable and efficient in their diagnosis and treatments.
OrthopedicsBecoming skilled at orthopedic radiography requires knowledge of radiography techniques, orthopedic landmarks, and a lot of practice.
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