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The veterinary nursing profession is full of strong-willed, loving, smart individuals. Even when it might be hard to keep going in this profession, perseverance persists.
Making Strides Toward Optimal Utilization
There are many ways to promote proper veterinary nurse/technician utilization, and it starts with bravery, pride, and education.
Avian Nutrition: It’s for the Birds
Pet bird owners influence their bird’s diet and therefore have a major impact on their birds’ health and longevity. Educating the owner on proper nutrition is one of the most important roles of the veterinary healthcare team.
Roundworm Infections in Dogs
Preventing roundworm exposure through diligent fecal pick-up, year-round monthly preventives, and always treating dams and puppies before and after delivery are the best ways at keeping dogs infection-free.
The Euthanasia Experience
Euthanasia is not just a medical event, it is a complex procedure. Emotions are high all around and communication and empathy are your biggest allies.
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.
Feline Panleukopenia Virus
Veterinary nurses who understand the FPV disease process and supportive care that must accompany treatment of FPV-infected cats will be able to provide excellent nursing care for the patient.
Key Components of Canine Gait Analysis in the Rehabilitation Exam
The gait analysis is one of the most important components of a physical rehabilitation examination because it allows the veterinary nurse to narrow possible causes of an abnormal gait and help obtain a diagnosis.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Sequelae
This case report highlights the difficulty in managing multiple comorbidities.
The Veterinary Nurse’s Guide to Fecal Flotation Techniques
The CAPC recommends fecal examination for adult dogs and cats at least twice per year.
Stabilizing the Critically Ill Patient
Stabilizing patients in critical condition include timely triage, interventional therapies, and clear communication with the critical care facility for transfer.
Veterinary Nursing as a Military Spouse
Military spouses who work as veterinary nurses face many obstacles in advancing their careers, but they can succeed due to their unique qualifications and several resources designed to help them along their journey.
Fostering: An Open Home and an Open Heart
Fostering is the next best thing to adopting, and it is often an essential step in getting a pet into their forever home.
By Appointment Only
There are many benefits to these clinics but increasing the welfare and quality of life for these patients must be the most important. Don’t underestimate the worth of the RVN, increasing opportunities for veterinary nurses to gain experience and increase confidence and comfort in seeing clients will help practices run more smoothly and veterinary nurses to feel more empowered.