Diversity, Equity, and InclusionComing to terms with your implicit bias and privilege is difficult. That doesn't mean it isn't important in creating a more inclusive workplace and profession. The veterinary profession is recognizing this effort and making strides to address DEI.
BehaviorBecause behavior issues can negatively impact the human-animal bond, it’s important to discuss and address them as early as possible.
NutritionThe underlying cause of FIC is unknown and presentation and clinical signs vary widely. Working with owners to appropriately structure the environment for their cat(s) and providing feeding guidelines to support urinary health and ideal body weight will, at a minimum, increase the cat’s wellbeing.
ParasitologyGiardia protozoa are quite hardy. Prevention and client education is key to keeping a cat happy and healthy.
Personal/Professional DevelopmentTelehealth will be a major part of veterinary medicine moving forward, and many of these capabilities are a part of the everyday routine for many veterinary nurses already.
Preventive MedicineVeterinary nurses play a key role in helping clients separate facts from fiction in regard to CIRDC as well as other vaccine-preventable diseases.
HematologySuccessfully providing blood transfusions for anemic patients requires knowledge of how to support the patient during the procedure, blood product selection, administration of the blood transfusion, how to prevent complications, and more.
NeurologyThis case report exhibits a cat pawing at his head and hiding in the home. Imaging and cytology revealed an infection in the AO joint.
DiagnosticsKnowing when and how to draw blood gas samples, as well as how to interpret the results, is critical to good patient care.
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