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Living With Gratitude
Show gratitude to yourself and your teammates. You made it through another tough year but your perseverance has made you a stronger person and the profession a better place. Here’s to 2022!
Are Veterinary Nurses Paraprofessionals?
Words matter. Our profession has evolved to the point that we utilize our critical thinking and clinical judgment abilities along with our honed nursing care skills to provide treatments and make recommendations that help our patients in the best way possible. We are professionals.
Grassroots Initiatives to Grow and Enrich the Profession
Rather than waiting for the community to come to the profession, veterinary nursing needs to bring the profession to the community. Starting this process may appear challenging, but there are several ways veterinary nurses can begin grassroots initiatives in their own communities to grow and enrich the profession.
Treat Nutrition: The Why, How, and What of Proper Treating
Treating is a subcategory of pet nutrition. The veterinary healthcare team should understand the “why” behind an owner’s need to provide treats and be prepared with appropriate recommendations for treats based on the individual pet and the owner when nutritional adjustments are needed.
Telehealth Consultations for Parasite Prevention
Telehealth can be an invaluable tool for veterinary practices, especially for those willing to utilize veterinary nurses to perform these virtual appointments. With good preparation and organization, veterinary nurses are capable of meeting the growing demand for virtual appointments.
“Why Does My Cat Have Trouble Urinating?”
This series will help veterinary nurses understand the most effective way to guide clients through common questions, with key communication tips along the way.
School Is in Session: Kittens Only!
Kitten classes are a low-risk, high-benefit service that demonstrates your practice’s commitment to behavioral health and the high priority that you place on cats.
Staging Cancer: Digging Deeper Than the Diagnosis
Having a deeper understanding of the staging process can help the veterinary nursing staff feel more comfortable facing questions from clients and anticipating the doctor’s needs.
Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass as a Treatment Option for Urolithiasis in Cats
The SUB is an exciting option for treatment of obstructive upper urinary tract disease in cats, and it continues to get better through adaptations to decrease complication rates and improve long-term patient comfort.
Periparturient Hemorrhage in a Mare
This case report of a mare that began hemorrhaging into her abdomen soon after parturition illustrates how preliminary laboratory work, careful observations, and prompt treatment allowed for the best possible outcome.
Pyoderma in the Dog
Pyoderma is classified as surface, superficial, or deep. Diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes depend heavily on the type.
VTS in Dentistry
Specializing in any area of veterinary medicine opens many doors. Earning a VTS credential takes time, expertise, and money, but investing in yourself will pay off.
Résumés: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
In presenting your résumé, aim to intrigue the manager with the depiction of you, the person, and not just you, the veterinary nurse.
Clinic Champion: Cholette Ness
Cholette Ness has led a life of service for others and their pets. From Mexico to St. Croix to Seattle, Washington, Ness has given her abilities and time to those in need, and that is why she is the first of 4 Clinic Champions.
Alleviating Neck Pain
Working in the veterinary profession is a physically tolling job. These easy stretches and exercises shared from a veterinary nurse and fitness instructor are easy to incorporate into your daily work day.