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For Karen Ellis, making and taking opportunities to change her career path is the secret to her success.
Puppies for the Holidays: Keeping Them Fear Free℠
Inevitably, January brings new patients that were given as gifts for the holidays. Help your clients get their new puppies off to a good start in the family and at the clinic with advice on positive training techniques.
A Calming Touch
When the “regular” restraint techniques used at her clinic didn’t work for her, Summer Brooks knew there had to be a better way of handling patients—for them as well as for herself.
Adding digital microscopy to a veterinary practice can greatly enhance recordkeeping and serve as a valuable tool for client education. This article provides an overview of the benefits of this technology and some useful resources for learning more.
Sildenafil Exposure in a Dog
Ingestion of high doses of sildenafil, which is used in both human and veterinary medicine, can affect heart rate and blood pressure. This case report describes the mechanism of action of sildenafil, along with recognition and management of a typical case of sildenafil exposure.
Structuring a Course for Dogs with Fireworks Anxiety
If your clinic is overwhelmed with anxious dogs—and their owners—during noisy holidays, check out Esther Klok’s ingenious solution to the problem of New Year’s fireworks!
The Antidote to Compassion Fatigue
Depression, burnout, and compassion fatigue are all too common concepts in veterinary medicine. But have you heard about compassion satisfaction? Read this article to learn more.
Xylitol: A Sweetener That Is Not So Sweet
Since 2002, the annual number of cases of xylitol toxicosis reported to the ASPCA APCC has risen into the thousands. This article gives an overview of the signs, clinical effects, and management of this increasingly common toxicosis.
Ferret Dentistry: No Weaseling About It!
As with cats and dogs, periodontal disease in ferrets may go unnoticed by owners; therefore, many ferrets end up silently suffering from oral pain. Although it may be a challenging task, all ferrets need an annual oral examination, and ferret owners need education on oral care for their pet.
When Caring Hurts: Dealing with Depression in Veterinary Medicine
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States and is strikingly prevalent in the veterinary community. Get tips on how to differentiate depression from burnout and how to find help for yourself or your coworkers.
Keys to Successful High-Level Disinfection And Sterilization Processes
Today’s veterinary technicians are uniquely placed to make a difference in the lives of animal patients, in part by ensuring that proper protocols and procedures are in place to help prevent perioperative infections. Learn about the different types of disinfection and sterilization processes and when each is appropriate.