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Featured, Winter 2022, Urology & Renal Medicine

“Why Does My Cat Have Trouble Urinating?”

Paula Plummer LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) | Texas A&M University

Paula has been at Texas A&M University since 2007, first working in the small animal intensive care unit and then moving to the feline internal medicine service in 2011. She graduated from Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and has been a registered veterinary technician since 2000. In 2011, she earned her veterinary technician specialty in emergency and critical care, and in 2014, she earned her second specialty in small animal internal medicine. Paula is also involved in teaching technicians in online programs and as a guest lecturer and lab instructor at local, regional, and national continuing education symposiums. When she is not working, Paula enjoys spending time with her husband and furry 4-legged family.

This series will help veterinary nurses understand the most effective way to guide clients through common questions, with key communication tips along the way.

Continuing Education, Featured, Winter 2022, Oncology

Staging Cancer: Digging Deeper Than the Diagnosis

Danielle D. DeCormier LVT, VTS (Oncology)

Danielle has worked for almost 20 years in veterinary medicine, with the last 14 in emergency and specialty practice. Her areas of special interest are oncologic pharmacology, specifically chemotherapy, and paraneoplastic syndromes. Her other passion is the people in veterinary medicine. She currently works as a regional training partner for BluePearl Veterinary Partners and focuses on training and career development for technicians and assistants. She is the current director-at-large for oncology in AIMVT and lectures nationally on various topics, including chemotherapy, grief, compassion fatigue, burnout, and communication. 

Having a deeper understanding of the staging process can help the veterinary nursing staff feel more comfortable facing questions from clients and anticipating the doctor’s needs.

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Featured, Winter 2022,

Clinic Champion: Cholette Ness

Andy Zunz Executive Editor, NAVC

Cholette Ness has led a life of service for others and their pets. From Mexico to St. Croix to Seattle, Washington, Ness has given her abilities and time to those in need, and that is why she is the first of 4 Clinic Champions.