Today’s Veterinary Nurse supports your clinical skills, professional development, and career growth.
Honoring the Best: Dr. Earl H. Rippie Veterinary Nurse Awards
This year’s recipients of the the Dr. Earl H. Rippie Veterinary Nurse Leadership Scholarship were presented at VMX 2019 in Orlando.
Be a Force for Change and “Show Up”
It’s an exciting time for the veterinary nursing and technology profession—never before has the veterinary field been so focused on improving the sustainability of a career in veterinary nursing. Are you part of the movement?
Illicit Drugs: What Veterinary Nurses Need to Know
Marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogenic mushrooms are five of the most common illicit drugs companion animals are exposed to. Here is everything you need to know about them.
Prebiotics and Probiotics for Dogs and Cats
It can be challenging to find nutraceuticals that do what their manufacturers say they do — here’s what’s behind the hype of probiotics and prebiotics.
The Importance of Veterinary Technicians
By respecting and empowering veterinary technicians, we all benefit: clients tend to be more engaged and well-informed, and the health and wellbeing of their pets may also benefit as a result.
Simulation Training — Just Like the Real Thing
Simulation training can help veterinary nurses develop the skills and confidence to explain and perform certain clinical procedures such as obtaining intraocular pressure or cystocentesis.
Anesthesia for Geriatric Patients
Older patients may appear “healthy” for their age, but they often have multiple underlying organ dysfunctions that, when challenged by general anesthesia, can result in a cascade of detrimental events. This CE course will help you create an appropriate anesthesia plan for the geriatric patient.
Canine Digit Osteosarcoma Results in Toe Amputation
A dog’s digits are amputated for reasons ranging from osteomyelitis to benign masses to SCC and melanoma. Bella’s case was the author’s first experience with a diagnosis of digit osteosarcoma.
Guide to Managing Toxin Ingestion in Pet Patients
Companion animals are susceptible to several potentially life-threatening toxicants, ranging from human food and medication to animal medication, common plants, illicit drugs, routine household products, and more. Is your veterinary clinic prepared?
You’ve Been Promoted! Now What?
The road to a positive work environment is paved with respect for one another. For the veterinary team leader that road comes with speed bumps—all of which can be overcome with superior leadership, respect, integrity, and enthusiasm.
Changing Animal Welfare on Native Reservations
Rural Area Veterinary Services provides free veterinary care to underserved communities located in Native American reservations in the western U.S. It was life-changing for the author.
How to Avoid Burnout in Veterinary Nursing
Burnout prevention in the veterinary profession does not only fall on the shoulders of employers. Veterinary nurses are caregivers, but in addition to helping patients, they need to care for themselves and their colleagues.
Happy Visits and Victory Visits — Helping Patients Be Fear Free℠
Protecting the emotional welfare of pets and people while providing excellent medical care to help restore physical health, prevent animal disease, and prevent suffering is the foundation of Fear Free veterinary care. Why not try these techniques?