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ASPCA and the Arms of Angels

As veterinary nurses, we dedicate our lives to helping animals because we are animal welfare warriors. Together, all of us can create an environment to help these animals gain a better life—one they all deserve. Please consider volunteering at the ASPCA.

Providing Care for Dogs with Heatstroke

Because every second counts: A discussion of the physiology of normal thermoregulation and the pathophysiology of heatstroke in dogs; plus, how to recognize, treat, and care for the heatstroke patient.

The 3 Rs of Tick-Borne Diseases

The veterinary medical team must use effective communication and education to ensure clients understand the threat of tick-borne disease and the best preventive methods.

Continuing Education | 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.

Toxicology: Guide to Managing Toxin Ingestion

Companion animals are susceptible to several potentially life-threatening toxicants, ranging from human food and medication to animal medication, common plants, illicit drugs, routine household products, and more. Is your veterinary clinic prepared?

Veterinary Nurse Initiative

The Veterinary Nurse Initiative Update

The Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI), which seeks to unite the veterinary technician profession under a single veterinary nurse title, standardize credentialing requirements and define scope of practice, continues to make progress despite some challenges, including resistance from the human health nursing profession, say those who are leading the call for change. In June 2017, the …

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Suicide in the Veterinary Profession: Warning Signs and Prevention Tips

Veterinarians in the U.S. are at an increased risk of suicide, a trend that has spanned more than three decades, according to a new CDC study, highlighting the need for veterinary professionals to recognize signs that a colleague may be at risk for suicide and to learn how to help them. As Melanie Codi noted …

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The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act Is Signed Into Law

Press Release from Urban Resource Institute and Nestle Purina PetCare (This story was updated on Jan. 4, 2019) A group of nonprofit and for-profit organizations lauded the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill) after advocating for legislation to better protect domestic violence survivors by establishing the critical importance of protecting …

An Arizona Community Program Benefits Feral Cats and Veterinary Students

Midwestern University and We Care for Animals AZ are partnering in a trap-neuter-release program for feral cats. Every community has them: feral cats. They are generally fearful of people and are highly unsociable, making veterinary care extremely difficult. And the sheer number of feral cats in the U.S. makes the challenge even more daunting. Their …

Help Pet Owners Keep Their Pets Safe This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a fun time for both humans and their pets, but it can also pose dangers, some of which your patients’ owners may not be considering. Now is a good time to share tips for keeping pets safe during this festive holiday. As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, Pet Sitters International emphasized the …

Have Dog, Will Travel

No question: dogs are on the move. Whether it’s a homeless dog being relocated following a major hurricane event, a canine companion accompanying his owner on vacation or a show dog traveling for competition or exhibition, road trips can be life-enhancing—or even lifesaving—for dogs.

Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Cats

When it comes to weight, cats are faring worse than their canine counterparts, with more than a 169% increase in overweight cats over the past 10 years, according to Banfield Pet Hospital.

Me-oww! Managing Chronic Feline Pain

Veterinary medicine has made great strides in the treatment of chronic pain in cats. The veterinary paradigm has shifted from questioning whether animals feel pain to recognizing and treating their pain.

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