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.
Daniel J. Walsh, MPS, LVT, RVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology) | Academy of Veterinary Clinical Pathology Technicians | West Lafayette, Indiana
Laboratory tests are invaluable medical tools…if the results are reliable. Aside from sample collection and handling, many other factors can affect test outcomes, from patient stress to client misunderstanding. This article addresses the seemingly unimportant details that can have significant effects.
Michael Bannasch, BS, RVT | UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
The field of shelter medicine has made enormous strides since the first shelter medicine residency was established at UC Davis in 2000. Get an inside look at the people who started the program and how they did it.
This article from the British journal Feline Focus reviews common behavioral changes in senior and geriatric cats and provides recommendations that clients can use in enriching and adapting the home environment for their older pets.
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.