Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Clinical Practice – Exotic Companion Animal) | University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
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.
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.
Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, RVT, CVT, LAT | Ashworth College | Norcross, Georgia
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.
Melanie Codi, LVT, CVT, VTS (Nutrition) | Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners | Paramus, New Jersey
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.
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.
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.
Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRA | Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Wellington, FL
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.
Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) | Adobe Animal Hospital | Los Altos, California
Mandy Fults, BS, LVT, CVPP, VTS (Clinical Practice — Canine/Feline) | Comanche Trail Veterinary Center | Liberty Hill, Texas
This year, the 13th veterinary technician specialty—ophthalmology—was recognized by NAVTA. Is time for a new level of veterinary technician? This article looks at the parallels in the growth of the veterinary technician and nursing professions.