Today's Technician

Today’s Technician: Responding to a Cardiac Emergency – Pericardial Effusion in Canine Patients

Oriana D. Scislowicz BS, LVT | Cardiac Care for Pets, Richmond, Virginia

Oriana is Team Leader of CVCA – Cardiac Care for Pets, Richmond, Virginia. She currently serves on the editorial advisory board of Firstline, and has served on the executive board of the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians. Ms. Scislowicz writes for publications, such as NAVTA Journal, Firstline, VetTechLife, and Today’s Veterinary Practice. She received her BS in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her AAS in veterinary technology from Blue Ridge Community College.

This article was originally published in the September/October 2015 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Pericardial effusion is considered a cardiac emergency situation that is most commonly seen in …

Today’s Technician: Principles of Wound Care & Bandaging Techniques

Jessica Bosco CVT | Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Jessica is a veterinary nurse at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is focused on the perioperative care of patients in the Soft Tissue Surgery Ward and assists the 8 surgeons/professors that are part of the ward’s team. Ms. Bosco graduated from Camden County College’s Animal Science Program with an Associate’s degree in allied health. She has worked in the veterinary field for 15 years.

This article was originally published in the January/February 2012 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Wound care in veterinary medicine is an essential part of patient management …

Today’s Technician: Assisting the Surgeon – Practical Strategies for Preventing Nosocomial Infections

Noah Jones RVT

Noah specializes in emergency and critical care practice. He has worked in private emergency/referral practice as well as in academia at the University of California–Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Mr. Jones has a strong interest in infectious disease prevention and critical care nursing of infectious patients.

This article was originally published in the March/April 2013 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Postoperative patients are among those at highest risk for nosocomial infection. Strategies …

Today’s Technician: Developing a Nutrition Program in Your Practice

Heather Lynch RVT, LVT |Tatum Point Animal Hospital | Phoenix, Arizona

Heather is the technical director at Tatum Point Animal Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. She previously spent over 10 years working as the supervising technician in internal medicine at the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego, California. She is a co-author of Evaluation of Detemir Insulin in Diabetic Dogs Managed with Home Blood Glucose Monitoring (2010 ACVIM Proceedings) and is a regular speaker at local and national veterinary conferences, most recently AVMA and Western Veterinary Conference. Ms. Lynch is happy to be contacted at heather@tatumpointanimalhosp.com.

This article was originally published in the July/August 2012 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Pet nutrition is big business. In a competitive market, veterinary practices need to …

Today’s Technician: Blood Pressure Monitoring from a Nursing Perspective – Part 1: Overview of Blood Pressure Monitoring

Lila K. Sierra CVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care) | Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Lila is the assistant nursing supervisor of the intensive care unit at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She has lectured at state conferences and has published chapters in various veterinary manuals. Her passion lies in all aspects of advanced nursing care, including patient advocacy, innovative nursing development, and education of prospective veterinarians and nurses.

Emily Savino BA, CVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care) | Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Emily is the nursing supervisor of the intensive care unit at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She has lectured on veterinary critical care nursing at conferences, and has published chapters in veterinary texts. She enjoys teaching new veterinary nurses the art of “critical thinking” and working in an environment where she is learning new things every day.

This article was originally published in the January/February 2015 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Systemic arterial blood pressure is created by the pumping action of the …

Today’s Technician: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Disease Among Patients

Holly Morss VT | Broadview University | Meridian, Idaho

Holly is the Veterinary Technology Program Chair at Broadview University in Meridian, Idaho. Her interests lie in large animal care and zoonotic disease. During 2011, she had the opportunity to speak about topics related to parasitology at the NAVC Conference, Western Veterinary Conference, and AVMA Convention. Ms. Morss received her AAS in veterinary technology from Globe University in Woodbury, Minnesota.

This article was originally published in the November/December 2011 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. The diligence of the veterinary medical team regarding prevention of disease transmission is …

Today’s Technician: Blood Pressure Monitoring From a Nursing Perspective – Part 2: Blood Pressure Monitoring Techniques

Lila K. Sierra CVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care) | Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Lila is the assistant nursing supervisor of the intensive care unit at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She has lectured at state conferences and has published chapters in various veterinary manuals. Her passion lies in all aspects of advanced nursing care, including patient advocacy, innovative nursing development, and education of prospective veterinarians and nurses.

Emily Savino BA, CVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care) | Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Emily is the nursing supervisor of the intensive care unit at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She has lectured on veterinary critical care nursing at conferences, and has published chapters in veterinary texts. She enjoys teaching new veterinary nurses the art of “critical thinking” and working in an environment where she is learning new things every day.

This article was originally published in the March/April 2015 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Systemic arterial blood pressure is created by the pumping action of the …

Today’s Technician: Heatstroke in Dogs

Brandy Tabor CVT, VTS (ECC) | Animal Emergency & Specialty Center | Parker, Colorado

Brandy Tabor, CVT, VTS (ECC), is a senior emergency/critical care technician at Animal Emergency & Specialty Center in Parker, Colorado. She is also chair of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians Credentials Committee, a board moderator with Veterinary Support Personnel Network, and an instructor of several courses at VetMedTeam.com. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in equine science at Colorado State University, Ms. Tabor worked as an assistant in the critical care unit at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. There, the talented and knowledgeable nursing staff inspired her to become a veterinary technician specialist in emergency and critical care.

This article was originally published in the September/October 2014 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Heatstroke is a common problem in pets during the summer months, especially …

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