Proud To Be a Vet Tech
We all know that a normal day for any veterinary technician is always crazy. We run all over the place and fly around the clinic. We have so many “jobs.” We are a nurse, an operation assistant, a cleaning woman, a front-desk superstar, a radiographer, a grunt worker, and an anesthetist.
Feline Heartworm Disease: Fact or Fiction
Matthew Krecic, DVM, MS, MBA, DACVIM (SAIM) and Adrienne Abel, CVT In the May/June 2017 issue of Today’s Veterinary Nurse, we were pleased to come across the article “Feline Heartworm Disease: Fact or Fiction” by Ms. Ann Wortinger and agree that feline heartworm disease is indeed fact.1–3 We likewise agree that confirming heartworm disease in …
What’s Your Happy Place?
Visiting your “happy place” is a vital tool for dealing with workplace stress, especially in the veterinary field. What is yours?
Find out how Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition) uses education to open new doors and stay on the cutting edge in the veterinary field.
Show What You’ve Got! Lessons in Public Relations
Veterinary practices may not need to look far for assistance in public relations and marketing. Esther Klok believes veterinary technicians can play a big role in these areas.
A Personal Journey to Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a unique concept to every individual. Kim Pope-Robinson, DVM, CCFP, has introduced a framework to help others find their own sustainable path within veterinary medicine.
Dermal, Ocular, and Inhalation Decontamination in Dogs and Cats
Erin Freed, CVT, BAS, offers her insight into effective methods of decontamination in dogs and cats.
How Can We Address Antimicrobial Resistance Head On?
Rachel Beck, CVT, PMP, explains how to take on antimicrobial resistance in a veterinary clinic by applying key concepts of quality improvement.
MDR1 Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know
Hidden in the genetic code of many herding-breed dogs is a mutation that increases their susceptibility to drug toxicosis. It is important for veterinary technicians to recognize which dogs are at risk and which drugs to avoid or administer with a reduced dose.
Canine Multicentric Lymphoma: An Overview
This article provides an overview of canine high-grade multicentric lymphoma and its classification, diagnosis, and treatment.
Technician-Driven Preventive Behavior Services
Behavior concerns are the number-one cause for pet relinquishment. Through preventive behavior services, veterinary technicians can help preserve the human–animal bond.
Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients
With adequate preparation and understanding of the unique physiologic and anatomic differences involved, anesthetists can provide excellent care for pediatric patients. This article highlights these aspects of anesthesia in pediatric patients.