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Find your niche as a veterinary team member and seize it

August 1, 2011

Why wait for the veterinary practice owner to offer you new responsibilities and promotions?

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How veterinary team members can ask for Internet access

August 1, 2011

Some veterinary practices don't allow team members to use the Internet at work. If your practice is among them, it's time to make your case.

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Wound management (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Dogs and cats are very commonly presented for management of acute or chronic wounds in veterinary practice. The goal of wound management is to accelerate the healing process and not to interfere with it.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Pediatric anesthesia: what you didn't learn in kindergarten (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

What is a neonate or pediatric patient? Neonate patients are between 0 to 6 weeks of life and a pediatric patient is between 6 to 16 weeks of life.

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Anesthesia for the geriatric patient (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

What is a geriatric patient? Geriatric patients are pets that have attained 75% of that species or breeds expected life span. Therefore, a 6 year old Yorkshire terrier would not be considered geriatric, but a 6 year old Irish wolfhound would fall under this definition.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Ventilation and ETCO2—it's more than just breathing (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Ventilation is the act or process of supplying fresh air and moving gas in and out of the alveoli. Air that is being replaced in the lung has a higher partial pressure of O2 but a lower partial pressure of CO2.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

The ABC's of dental disease in rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Dental disease is a generic term used for exotic small mammals such as rabbits, chinchillas and guinea pigs who have acute or chronic abnormalities and overgrowth of the teeth, usually causing medical problems such as pain, anorexia, drooling, and ocular and/or nasal discharge to just name a few.

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Fever of unknown origin (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Fever is defined as a higher than normal body temperature (>102.5) due to altered thermoregulatory mechanisms in the hypothalamus. Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a fever that does not resolve spontaneously and for which no obvious cause is identified. Infectious disease, immune-mediated conditions and neoplasia account for over 75% of FUO cases.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Nursing techniques and diagnostic procedures for exotic animals (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Rigid endoscopy can be performed in many reptiles by passing the endoscope through the oral cavity and into the stomach. Endoscopy is primarily used to obtain gastric biopsies or to retrieve foreign bodies from the stomach.

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