Canine Uveitis and the Veterinary Technician
Uveitis can be not only a confusing and frustrating diagnosis for owners, but also a sign of underlying, potentially zoonotic disease. This article provides an overview of essential information for assisting clients and protecting the veterinary team.
What Does a Rise in Antimicrobial Resistance Mean?
This article explores the implications of antimicrobial resistance, not only for patient health, but also for the practice of veterinary medicine. How can you help make a difference?
Luxating Patellas: Pathology and Treatment Options
Patellar luxation is one of the most common hindlimb orthopedic abnormalities seen in dogs. This article discusses the anatomy, diagnosis, management, and other aspects of patellar luxation with which veterinary technicians should be familiar.
Interrupts: Toxicants Resulting in Rapid and Severe Clinical Toxicosis
Some toxic agents—“interrupts”—require emergency care for even small exposures. Learn how to manage patients that have been exposed to one of these interrupt agents: 5-fluorouracil, zinc phosphide, or hops.
This article provides an overview of rabbit dentistry. Topics discussed include anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity; causes, clinical signs, and treatment of dental disease; diagnostic modalities; and prevention of dental disease.
Intervertebral Disc Herniation
Intervertebral disc herniation is the most common spinal disease in dogs. This article discusses the pathophysiology, signs, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition, as well as nursing care and rehabilitation.
The Veterinary Technician’s Role in Implementing Fear Free
Currently, Fear Freesm certification is only possible for individuals; however, starting in 2018, veterinary hospitals will be able to become Fear Free certified. Learn how you can play a role in decreasing patient stress to improve patient care.
The Credentialing Coalition
The Veterinary Nurse Initiative Coalition is moving forward. Have you made your voice heard yet?
Passion — Never Be Afraid to Expand Your Horizons
Find out how editorial board member Brenda Feller found her career path through her passions—and vice versa.
Compliance: A Team Effort
Does your practice struggle with low compliance rates? Debbie Boone shares some tips from her 23 years of veterinary practice management experience on how to boost client compliance.
Career Success: The Long Run
“I’d be happy in my job if only _________ would change.” If this phrase sounds familiar, read this issue’s Final Thoughts and learn how you can make change happen.