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The Importance of Taking Care of You
Self-care: this term gets tossed around often, especially in our profession. But what is self-care? Self-care describes a conscious act that individuals take to promote their own physical, mental, and emotional health.1 There are many forms self-care may take. We know the importance of getting enough sleep every night—self-care ensures this actually happens. In the …
Pay Attention to Job Retention
The path to a happier team and practice is led by practice management willing to do more to support the team to keep them happy, as well as team members willing to give feedback and bring up new information.
Examining Racial Diversity in the Profession
While the reasons for the lack of diversity in veterinary medicine are complex and awareness of the need for change is growing, experts say complacency with the status quo risks the vibrancy and wellbeing of the profession.
Advising Clients About Home-Prepared and Commercial Fresh Diets
Keeping the lines of communication open is extremely important when a client is considering feeding a home-prepared diet, whether raw or cooked, to their pets.
Lyme Disease in Dogs
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States. Client education is key to prevention.
Postoperative Discharges: Improving Owner Education
Improving your clinic’s ability to provide thoughtful, detailed postoperative instruction helps to ensure a more smooth recovery for the pet, the owner, and your clinic.
Information is power. By keeping your clients informed, you can help them feel confident that they are protecting their dog from the risks of parvovirus infection.
Managing Canine Corneal Ulcers
This review examines corneal anatomy and physiology, basic classifications of corneal ulcers, what owners need to know about caring for dogs with ulcers, and monitoring patients with corneal ulcers.
Multiple Myeloma in a Cat
This rare oncologic malignancy is difficult to treat and thus has a high mortality rate.
Use of Ultrasonography in Veterinary Emergency Rooms
With proper training, veterinary nurses can perform TFAST and AFAST scans on emergent patients.
Finding Purpose in Critical Care
A young patient with an oral and tracheal thermal injury after chewing an electrical wire is an example of some of the cases critical care veterinary nurses manage.
Handling Angry Clients
Unfortunately, angry clients are likely part of your everyday routine. Knowing how to best handle them is a skill worth perfecting.
5 Tips for Leading a Balanced Life
There is no perfect recipe for leading a balanced lifestyle, but these tips might help.