Finding Your PurposeRead how this issue embodies honoring your calling in life, sign up for VMX 2024 before early-bird registration ends, and check out a TVP article on pet insurance.
What Does Working at the “Top of Our License” Really Mean?If it's not diagnosis, prognosis, prescription, or surgery, it is likely within a trained veterinary nurse's ability.
Best Practices for Training Veterinary NursesStaff members want meaningful and thorough training, and managers can create effective learning environments while maintaining a busy clinic.
Nutritional Management of Acute GastroenteritisGastroenteritis is usually self-limiting; however, veterinary nurses should know what clinical signs indicate additional support and investigation.
Skin Scrapings for Identifying ParasitesSkin scraping and other sampling techniques for ectoparasites are simple diagnostics that should be performed with any patients presenting with skin disease.
Low-Stress Veterinary Visits for ReptilesCapture and restraint in the veterinary hospital can be stressful for the reptile patient. Slow, gentle movements and adequate support are key to proper reptile handling.
Radiographic Soft Tissue Positioning: Part 2Radiographic interpretation relies heavily on the accuracy of patient positioning and use of appropriate exposure techniques. The CALIPER radiographic quality checklist will aid in assessment of the final image.
Using Patients’ Sensory Perception to Enhance Their Veterinary VisitsIf we understand and appreciate how our patients perceive the experience of being in a veterinary hospital, we will be better able to modify our behavior and the hospital environment to improve their experience and wellbeing.
Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
A New High and a New Low: An Unusual Case of THC IntoxicationAs THC intoxication in pets becomes more commonplace, emergency staff will have to be knowledgeable and efficient in their diagnosis and treatments.
A Positioning Guide to Orthopedic Radiography of the Pelvic LimbBecoming skilled at orthopedic radiography requires knowledge of radiography techniques, orthopedic landmarks, and a lot of practice.
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