Trends in Veterinary Nursing
Grassroots Initiatives to Grow and Enrich the Profession
Rather than waiting for the community to come to the profession, veterinary nursing needs to bring the profession to the community. Starting this process may appear challenging, but there are several ways veterinary nurses can begin grassroots initiatives in their own communities to grow and enrich the profession.
Improving Health Literacy in Veterinary Medicine
Refraining from using medical jargon, presenting clients with written and visual materials, and employing the teach-back method will make sure your clients are on the same page as the veterinary team.
The Future of Veterinary Nursing
Telehealth 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.
Examining Racial Diversity in the Profession
While the reasons for the lack of diversity in veterinary medicine are complex and awareness of the need for change is growing, experts say complacency with the status quo risks the vibrancy and wellbeing of the profession.
History and Science of the Human-Animal Bond
Veterinary nurses can improve patient care by leveraging their knowledge of the human-animal bond and elevating pet owners as part of the pet health team.
Linked Together: One Health
One Health is the collaborative effort of human, veterinary, and environmental medicine on a local, national, and global level. Veterinary and human nurses have great potential for advantageous teamwork.
AI could be the future of veterinary medicine. Read about how Antech is introducing RenalTech, a predictive platform for CKD in cats.
CBD for Dogs and Cats—What’s New?
As a result of public interest in the medicinal use of CBD in human medicine, interest in its possible use for pets is growing as well. But whereas research on the effects of CBD in humans has been ongoing for many years, similar research on dogs, cats, and other species is just beginning, with many questions remaining regarding safety, efficacy, dosage, and more.
Working to Cure Cancer in Animals
Veterinary oncology research strives to advance the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in dogs, cats, and other species. Across the nation, veterinary schools and other institutions are conducting clinical studies on a variety of cancers, many of which hold promise for both animals and humans.
Regenerative Modalities Used for Pain Control
Each year in the U.S., an estimated 10 to 12 million dogs and cats experience the pain and discomfort associated with osteoarthritis. Regenerative medicine shows promise in stimulating healing and regeneration.