NAVTA Corner: Be a Force for Change and “Show Up”
It’s an exciting time for the veterinary nursing and technology profession—never before has the veterinary field been so focused on improving the sustainability of a career in veterinary nursing. Are you part of the movement?
Editor’s Letter: The Future Looks Bright
The veterinary nurse profession is a compassionate, ever evolving, and expanding one of hard-working, intelligent, and thoughtful individuals who care deeply for pets and the people who love them.
NAVTA Corner: The Value of VTS Credentials
The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Diagnostic Imaging was recognized by NAVTA as the 16th veterinary technician specialty. The new academy will now be on its path to certifying Veterinary Technician Specialists in Diagnostic Imaging as experts in their specialty field.
Nutrition Notes: Key Nutritional Factors in Treating Pancreatitis
Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are one of the leading causes for which pets present to veterinary hospitals. When managing a patient nutritionally, the health care team should be knowledgeable of key nutritional factors and their impact.
Trends in Veterinary Nursing Opioid Shortage: What’s a Veterinary Clinic to Do?
In the past, the veterinary profession may have relied more heavily on opioids and not used adjunct therapies to their full advantage. We need to rethink our strategy.
Exam Room Preventive Care for Cats: Making the Case to Owners
Veterinary nurses can communicate with owners to pave the way for a lifelong healthcare plan for their cats.
Case Report: Dentistry Impacted Maxillary Canine Tooth in a Persian Cat
Dental radiography is recommended whenever examination of the oral cavity reveals missing teeth and extraction is preferred to avoid cyst development and subsequent bone/tissue destruction. The author takes you through this case step-by-step.
From the Field: Allergic Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats
From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics and spark conversations relevant to veterinary practices that ultimately help …
Endocrinology: Behind the Scenes: Steroidogenesis and Thoughts on Atypical Hyperadrenocorticism
Credentialed veterinary nurses continue to expand their roles in veterinary medicine, including endocrinology. We serve on the front lines of patient care, so expanding our critical-thinking skills with regard to the underlying intricacies of endocrinology can be instrumental in case management.
Pain Management: Veterinary Nurses as Pain Management Advocates
As a veterinary nurse, you are in a position to recognize signs of pain in your patient and to make management recommendations.
Career Challenges: Developing Your Role in Hospice and Palliative Care
Veterinary hospice focuses on palliative care for an animal who is terminally ill and support for the animal’s family members.
What Moves You?: Learn. Develop. Mentor. Repeat.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE By showing empathy with patients we show that nursing care comes from the heart. I have been fortunate to have worked in several areas of veterinary medicine. I’ve worked in emergency medicine and general practice. I’ve worked in corporate and private practice. I have pointed my way to supervisory positions and recently …
Final Thoughts: Is Suicide Preventable?
In the veterinary community, we must show compassion when talking to colleagues and coworkers who are at risk for suicide.
Dermatology: Immune-Mediated Skin Disorders of Dogs
When an animal’s immune system’s ability to differentiate self from nonself is compromised, immune-mediated skin disorders can occur.