September/October 2017

September/October 2017

Today’s Veterinary Nurse supports your clinical skills, professional development, and career growth.
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Proud To Be a Vet Tech

We all know that a normal day for any veterinary technician is always crazy. We run all over the place and fly around the clinic. We have so many “jobs.” We are a nurse, an operation assistant, a cleaning woman, a front-desk superstar, a radiographer, a grunt worker, and an anesthetist.

Letter to Editor, Feline Heartworm Disease: Fact or Fiction

Feline Heartworm Disease: Fact or Fiction

Matthew Krecic, DVM, MS, MBA, DACVIM (SAIM) and Adrienne Abel, CVT In the May/June 2017 issue of Today’s Veterinary Nurse, we were pleased to come across the article “Feline Heartworm Disease: Fact or Fiction” by Ms. Ann Wortinger and agree that feline heartworm disease is indeed fact.1–3 We likewise agree that confirming heartworm disease in …

What’s Your Happy Place?

What’s Your Happy Place?

Visiting your “happy place” is a vital tool for dealing with workplace stress, especially in the veterinary field. What is yours?

Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition) It is obvious from my string of initials that I love to learn. For each of my specialty certifications, I am required to do 60 hours of continuing education (CE) every 5 years or, on average, 12 hours every year. That is 36 hours per year just for my specialty certifications. In 2019, that number will go up when I renew my license under Michigan’s new CE requirements.

Education!

Find out how Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition) uses education to open new doors and stay on the cutting edge in the veterinary field.

A Personal Journey to Mindfulness

A Personal Journey to Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is a unique concept to every individual. Kim Pope-Robinson, DVM, CCFP, has introduced a framework to help others find their own sustainable path within veterinary medicine.

Clinical Pathology, MDR1, Genetics, MDR1 Mutation,

MDR1 Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know

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Hidden in the genetic code of many herding-breed dogs is a mutation that increases their susceptibility to drug toxicosis. It is important for veterinary technicians to recognize which dogs are at risk and which drugs to avoid or administer with a reduced dose.

With adequate preparation and understanding of the unique physiologic and anatomic differences involved, anesthetists can provide excellent care for pediatric patients. This article highlights these aspects of anesthesia in pediatric patients.

Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients

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With adequate preparation and understanding of the unique physiologic and anatomic differences involved, anesthetists can provide excellent care for pediatric patients. This article highlights these aspects of anesthesia in pediatric patients.

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