January/February 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 1

Editor's Letter

What Moves Me?

The 2016 NAVC Conference theme is “What Moves You?” On the surface, this may seem like a simple question.

Karina Benish, MSEd, RVT | Ramona, CA

Normal? No Way! Dream to RVT+

At 3 years old, I told my parents I wanted to be a veterinarian. I took in all the injured animals found in the neighborhood, fought for many lives, and wept, too.

Shock: An Overview

Shock is a sequela of trauma and diseases commonly seen in emergency practice, such as heart failure, inflammatory conditions (e.g., pancreatitis), or sepsis.

Be With What Is

Nurses eat their young. I’d never heard that phrase before my training to become a compassion fatigue specialist.

Canine Diabetes Mellitus: It’s About the Sugar

Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine disorder characterized by insufficient production of insulin in the body (type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes) or a resistance to the hormone itself (type 2 diabetes).

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