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Summer 2021, Neurology

Bilateral Otitis Media Causing Atlanto-Occipital Joint Infection and Neurologic Signs

Kathleen R. Hipple CVT

Kathleen graduated in 2007 from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Veterinary Specialized Technology. In 2015, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on chemistry, biology, and psychology. She has worked for 7 years in general practice and 7 years in specialty practice, primarily neurology. 

This case report exhibits a cat pawing at his head and hiding in the home. Imaging and cytology revealed an infection in the AO joint.

Spring 2020, Neurology

Seizing the Moment

Julie Ann Nettifee RVT, BS, VTS (Neurology)

For more than 20 years, Julie Ann has been on the staff at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her AAS in Animal Health Technology at the University of Minnesota, Waseca, and a BA degree in Journalism with a minor in Natural Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Duke Center for Nonprofits. She currently supports clinical research in neurology and nutrition, teaches, and conducts outreach. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally, and has authored numerous articles on veterinary nursing.

This article will focus on the questions to ask when faced with uncertain seizure events in pets, as well as tips for keeping the pet owner calm and helping them to maintain a safe environment for their pet. It will also outline the best procedure for bringing a pet to the clinic safely and how to communicate that procedure to a stressed and anxious pet owner.

Veterinary Technicians and Neurologic Rehabilitation
Jan/Feb 2016, Neurology , Rehabilitation

Veterinary Technicians and Neurologic Rehabilitation

Mary Ellen Goldberg BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRA | Canine Rehabilitation Institute | Wellington, Florida

Mary Ellen is a graduate of Harcum College and the University of Pennsylvania. She has been an instructor of anesthesia and pain management for VetMedTeam since 2003. In 2007, she became a surgical research anesthetist certified through the Academy of Surgical Research. In 2008, she became the executive secretary of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. In addition, she is on the Proposed Organizing Committee for the Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians for the formation of a NAVTA recognized VTS-physical rehabilitation program.

Mary Ellen has written several books and contributed to numerous chapters regarding anesthesia, pain management, and rehabilitation. She has worked in various aspects of veterinary medicine ranging from small animal to zoo animal medicine.

Neurologic rehabilitation can be among the most challenging and rewarding work for the veterinary team. Preventive nursing care is crucial for a positive outcome in these patients.