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Oral Decontamination in Dogs and Cats
Decontamination to minimize or prevent clinical signs of toxicosis is an important step in managing poisoning cases. Read this article to learn about common methods of oral decontamination.
Knowledge and Discovery
Kathi Smith, one of Today’s Veterinary Nurse’s advisory board members, shares what has inspired her throughout her career.
Am I a Veterinary Nurse?
What’s in a name? As NAVTA explores the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, discussion around the term “veterinary nurse” is growing.
Technician, Heal Thyself
As a veterinary technician, you’ve been given the rare gift of being able to aid in the healing of others. Are you meeting all your own needs to be able to sustain yourself?
Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 1
This first of two articles on radiographic positioning provides an overview of radiation safety as well as the techniques used to obtain good-quality orthopedic radiographs of the skull, shoulders, and elbows.
How to Recognize Autoimmune Skin Disease: Tips for Spotting Pemphigus Foliaceus
Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is the most common autoimmune skin condition in dogs and cats. Timely diagnosis is essential. This article is intended to help the healthcare team narrow in on a diagnosis of PF at a patient’s initial presentation.
Opposite Ends of the Life Cycle, Similar Anesthetic Needs
Geriatric patients are generally assumed to be at higher risk than healthy young adults when undergoing anesthesia, but healthy pediatric patients should also be approached as challenges for the anesthetist. This article provides an overview of anesthesia considerations for both old and young patients.
Feline Physical Rehabilitation
Although rehabilitation is more commonly used for dogs, cats can also benefit from many of the same techniques—even swimming! Learn more about the whats, hows, and whys of feline physical rehabilitation.
The Case for Veterinary Midlevel Professionals
This year, the 13th veterinary technician specialty—ophthalmology—was recognized by NAVTA. Is time for a new level of veterinary technician? This article looks at the parallels in the growth of the veterinary technician and nursing professions.