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


Pediatric Emergencies

Neonatal and pediatric patients differ significantly from their adult counterparts. Veterinary nurses and technicians must understand these patients’ unique physiologic differences and how they affect diagnosis and treatment of emergencies.

March/April 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 2

Ferret Dentistry: No Weaseling About It!

Ferret Dentistry: No Weaseling About It!

As with cats and dogs, periodontal disease in ferrets may go unnoticed by owners; therefore, many ferrets end up silently suffering from oral pain. Although it may be a challenging task, all ferrets need an annual oral examination, and ferret owners need education on oral care for their pet.

January/February 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 1


Keys to Successful High-Level Disinfection And Sterilization Processes

Today’s veterinary technicians are uniquely placed to make a difference in the lives of animal patients, in part by ensuring that proper protocols and procedures are in place to help prevent perioperative infections. Learn about the different types of disinfection and sterilization processes and when each is appropriate.

January/February 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 1

Geriatric and pediatric patients have differences in physiology, pharmacology, and anatomy. Yet their anesthetic needs are often very similar to each other.

Opposite Ends of the Life Cycle, Similar Anesthetic Needs

Geriatric patients are generally assumed to be at higher risk than healthy young adults when undergoing anesthesia, but healthy pediatric patients should also be approached as challenges for the anesthetist. This article provides an overview of anesthesia considerations for both old and young patients.

November/December 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 6

Canine parvovirus is a longstanding nemesis of veterinary professionals. Learn why enteral feeding benefits patients with this common disease and how to measure, place, and use nasoesophageal and nasogastric tubes.

How and Why to Feed Canine Parvovirus Patients Right Away

Canine parvovirus is a longstanding nemesis of veterinary professionals. Learn why enteral feeding benefits patients with this common disease and how to measure, place, and use nasoesophageal and nasogastric tubes.

September/October 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 5

Preoperative Roles and Responsibilities of the Veterinary Surgical Nurse

Preoperative Roles and Responsibilities of the Veterinary Surgical Nurse

Successful surgical outcomes rely on more than the operative procedures themselves. Veterinary surgical nurses play critical roles in preparing the patient, the surgical suite, and the owner.

July/August 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 4

When Extraction Is Not an Option

When Extraction Is Not an Option

Treatment of periodontal disease typically involves tooth extraction. However, in some circumstances, the client may wish to avoid extraction. Learn about some of the alternative periodontal therapies.

May/June 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 3

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Urethral Obstruction in Male Cats

Urethral obstruction is a relatively common and potentially life-threatening emergency. Prompt, appropriate treatment and supportive care can give patients a good prognosis.

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