Expanding the Veterinary Nurse/Technician Scope of Practice as a Solution to the Field’s Staffing ShortageTwo U.S. states are currently in talks on legislation that will significantly expand the veterinary nurse/technician's scope of practice.
Ethics/WelfareStudies show that veterinary nurses are more likely to recognize signs of animal cruelty and that they are strongly motivated to participate in training to improve their anticruelty competencies.
ParasitologyUsing the "6 Stages of Behavior Change" can allow insight into how and why clients may not be effectively protecting their pets from parasites with preventive products.
BehaviorBy understanding the many challenges that birds bring to the clinic experience, the veterinary team can prepare effectively and behave in such a manner that the bird’s stress levels remain as low as possible.
NutritionBasic nutrition calculations are integral for veterinary nurses developing nutritional recommendations and plans for patients and educating clients on the importance of nutrition.
Radiology/ImagingUsing best-practice radiographic positioning skills will help the veterinarian arrive at appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans for patients.
Internal MedicineA multitude of disease processes result in icterus, and knowledge of biliary metabolism and pathophysiology can help with developing a logical approach to classifying the underlying cause.
Internal MedicineCalcium homeostasis in the body is of paramount importance given the significant effects aberrations can cause.
AnesthesiologyThe opioid crisis in human medicine has caused a shortage across the board in health care, necessitating opioid-free pain management in veterinary patients.
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