Body Cavity Centesis: Techniques for the Pleural, Abdominal, and Pericardial Cavities

Body Cavity Centesis: Techniques for the Pleural, Abdominal, and Pericardial Cavities

Body cavity centesis is a valuable and effective treatment for removal of large effusions. Although veterinarians generally perform centesis, it is important for veterinary technicians to be knowledgeable about the techniques used to properly prepare, assist with, and monitor these patients.

March/April 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 2

Go With the Flow: The Basics of Fluid Therapy for Small Animal Veterinary Technicians

Go With the Flow: The Basics of Fluid Therapy for Small Animal Veterinary Technicians

Fluid therapy is one of the most common therapies in small animal medicine, and knowing what, why, and how to deliver it is a core competency for veterinary technicians. This article provides a brief overview of each aspect.

July/August 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 4


Preventing Motion Sickness in Dogs

In animals, motion sickness may be a behavior issue rather than a physical one. This article describes the potential causes of motion sickness in dogs and available therapeutic options.

May/June 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 3

Purr-fect Feline Anesthesia

Purr-fect Feline Anesthesia

Anesthetizing cats can present several challenges, from managing patient stress to administering anesthetics to monitoring during the procedure. Read this article for information that can help you improve the anesthesia experience for your feline patients.

March/April 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 2