Feline Heartworm Disease: Fact or Fiction?

In areas where dogs are exposed to mosquitoes that carry Dirofilaria immitis, so are cats. Feline heartworm disease differs from canine disease in many ways, making it important for veterinary technicians to be aware of the risks and clinical signs in cats.

May/June 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 3

A Technician’s Role in the Treatment of Demodex Patients

A Technician’s Role in the Treatment of Demodex Patients

Diagnosis of demodicosis depends on identifying Demodex mites in dermal samples. Read this article for tips on how to obtain and analyze diagnostic samples.

March/April 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 2


Pain Management and Becoming a Patient Advocate

Information on pain management and assessment in veterinary patients has grown tremendously. This article provides an overview of common pharmaceuticals as well as advanced multimodal techniques to help veterinary technicians realize their role as patient advocates in minimizing pain.

March/April 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 2

Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 2

Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 2

This second of two articles on radiographic positioning provides an overview of proper patient restraint as well as techniques to obtain good-quality radiographs of the stifles, pelvis, and phalanges.

March/April 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 2

Puppies for the Holidays: Keeping Them Fear Free℠

Puppies for the Holidays: Keeping Them Fear Free℠

Inevitably, January brings new patients that were given as gifts for the holidays. Help your clients get their new puppies off to a good start in the family and at the clinic with advice on positive training techniques.

January/February 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 1

Many veterinary practices incorporate digital images of new patients when creating patient records. Veterinary practices also use digital imaging to document specific patient conditions and, increasingly, to obtain images in the radiology suite. Many practices take “before and after” images of patients undergoing dental procedures to provide visual evidence of treatment to clients. Photographs can be used to help explain concepts or disease conditions to pet owners, which may lead to increased client compliance. Digital images can also be used to share patient information during consultations with other veterinary professionals and to create an image library for teaching purposes.

Digital Microscopy

Adding digital microscopy to a veterinary practice can greatly enhance recordkeeping and serve as a valuable tool for client education. This article provides an overview of the benefits of this technology and some useful resources for learning more.

January/February 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 1

When Caring Hurts: Dealing with Depression in Veterinary Medicine

When Caring Hurts: Dealing with Depression in Veterinary Medicine

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States and is strikingly prevalent in the veterinary community. Get tips on how to differentiate depression from burnout and how to find help for yourself or your coworkers.

January/February 2017 | Volume 2, Issue 1

Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 1

Radiographic Positioning: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Part 1

This first of two articles on radiographic positioning provides an overview of radiation safety as well as the techniques used to obtain good-quality orthopedic radiographs of the skull, shoulders, and elbows.

November/December 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 6

How to Recognize Autoimmune Skin Disease: Tips for Spotting Pemphigus Foliaceus

How to Recognize Autoimmune Skin Disease: Tips for Spotting Pemphigus Foliaceus

Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is the most common autoimmune skin condition in dogs and cats. Timely diagnosis is essential. This article is intended to help the healthcare team narrow in on a diagnosis of PF at a patient’s initial presentation.

November/December 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 6

Feline Physical Rehabilitation

Feline Physical Rehabilitation

Although rehabilitation is more commonly used for dogs, cats can also benefit from many of the same techniques—even swimming! Learn more about the whats, hows, and whys of feline physical rehabilitation.

November/December 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 6