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The Volunteer Spirit
Volunteers are essential to the success of many projects, often working long, hard hours for the reward of community success. Do you have the volunteer spirit?
Leaders, Step Forward
NAVC’s Dr. Earl H. Rippie Veterinary Technician Leadership Scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Rippie, who was a champion of veterinary technicians and a leader in the veterinary industry. Submit your application and enter to win a scholarship to VMX 2018!
Trazodone in Veterinary Medicine
Trazodone is commonly prescribed in human medicine to treat various disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and is sometimes used in pets as well. Find out what measures are recommended if an animal is accidentally exposed to toxic amounts of trazodone.
How Often Does Treatment Follow the Guidelines?
This new column explores the findings of the inaugural Banfield VET Report on antimicrobial usage in veterinary practice. This article gives an overview of how often antimicrobials are used as recommended for respiratory tract and urinary tract infections.
Stories of Resilience
Passion for the profession moves many veterinary technicians, but we are just as moved by our personal lives. Deb Stone shares her story of being moved by an unexpected event and the resilience of others.
Critical Components to Successful CPR: The RECOVER Guidelines, Preparedness, and Team
Less than 6% of dogs and cats that experience cardiopulmonary arrest survive to discharge. The veterinary team needs to be well trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and be ready to deliver it. Key aspects include preparedness and prevention, basic and advanced life support, monitoring, and postarrest care.
Bullies like to feel powerful. But here’s the secret: they only have the power you give them. Learn how to take back control of your feelings when faced with a bully.
Doxorubicin: An Overview
Doxorubicin is one of the most dangerous chemotherapeutics used in veterinary oncology. However, it is also one of the most common and efficacious treatments for several types of canine and feline cancer. This article provides an overview of doxorubicin’s uses and precautions to take when administering it.
Feline Heartworm Disease: Fact or Fiction?
In areas where dogs are exposed to mosquitoes that carry Dirofilaria immitis, so are cats. Feline heartworm disease differs from canine disease in many ways, making it important for veterinary technicians to be aware of the risks and clinical signs in cats.