Trends in Veterinary Nursing Opioid Shortage: What’s a Veterinary Clinic to Do?
In the past, the veterinary profession may have relied more heavily on opioids and not used adjunct therapies to their full advantage. We need to rethink our strategy.
Exam Room Preventive Care for Cats: Making the Case to Owners
Veterinary nurses can communicate with owners to pave the way for a lifelong healthcare plan for their cats.
Pain Management: Veterinary Nurses as Pain Management Advocates
As a veterinary nurse, you are in a position to recognize signs of pain in your patient and to make management recommendations.
Career Challenges: Developing Your Role in Hospice and Palliative Care
Veterinary hospice focuses on palliative care for an animal who is terminally ill and support for the animal’s family members.
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.
Hematemesis, Abdominal Pain and Anemia in an Older Cat
Abnormal fatigue, lack of appetite, faster-than-normal pulse, weight loss, pale gums, and loss of energy are common symptoms of feline anemia.
Flea Allergy Dermatitis: What Your Clients Need to Know
Unless fleas or flea dirt (flea feces) are found on the pet, it may be difficult to convince owners that their pet may be dealing with FAD.
Giant Expectations: Nutrition for the Large-Breed Puppy
Diet selection and growth rate management are equally critical in preventing developmental orthopedic disease in growing large-breed dogs.
Morris Animal Foundation Awards $1 Million for New Studies Benefiting Canine and Feline Health
The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the health and quality of life of cats and dogs suffering from deadly and debilitating diseases including cancer, chronic upper respiratory disease and osteoarthritis.
The Veterinary Nurse Initiative Update
An update on 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.
Suicide in the Veterinary Profession: Warning Signs and Prevention Tips
Suicide in the veterinary profession is on the rise — here are the warning signs and tips for helping a colleague at risk. Plus, learn about the “You Matter” track at VMX.
The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act Is Signed Into Law
A coalition joins forces to help pass legislation to support domestic violence survivors and their pets and to give them a safe place to heal
Yorkshire Terrier’s Leg Bones Regrown by UC Davis Surgeons Following a Severe Nonunion Fracture
UC Davis vets use new procedure to regrow bone with the use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and saves the leg of a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier.