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Veterinary disrespect: Overcoming the "just a receptionist" rap

September 1, 2010

Receptionists, remove the obstacles that prevent you from being considered part of your practice's healthcare team.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Exotic animal practice tips (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Do not aggressively palpate females with distended coeloms or over-restrain for procedures (preovulatory stasis, egg bound, egg yolk peritonitis).

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Creating a positive culture in your practice (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

As veterinary technicians, your role is vitally important in enhancing the lives of the patients you care for (and for the clients who own them). Did you know that you are also important in creating and sustaining the culture in the hospital where you work?

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

What every technician should know about flea control (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Be familiar with the flea life cycle and where the stages live. Things you may not know:

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Being an essential employee (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Fears about job security have crept into the workforce at large, but they don't need to sneak into veterinary practice. By taking initiative to be an A-plus team member, you'll solidify your place at the top of your boss's must-have list.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

How to get the most from the feline physical examination – Lessons learned from cats (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Cats are masters at hiding illness, so that clinicians must become expert at uncovering illness with a thorough medical history and feline-specific physical examination. Obtaining a medical history is easier than ever in today's electronic world. Clinicians can take advantage of multimedia tools to collect information, ranging from an email containing a basic signalment to videos of a particular behavior.

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Cali was acquired by the owners at 8 weeks of age and has lived in Los Angeles her entire life. Her owner is a large animal veterinarian, and is very compliant. There are no other pets in the household, although she does frequent a barn where she does have some contact with horses. (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Skin cytology is defined as the microscopic evaluation of material collected from the skin. Skin cytology can provide extremely valuable information as to type and degree of infection present, evidence or suggestive features of parasites, a normal or abnormal immune response, or demonstrate the presence of immune mediated or neoplastic diseases.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Zoonoses: How real is the threat? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

In the language of law (at least in the US), the term "zoonoses" has not been defined. In medical terms, it refers to "infectious diseases shared by animals and humans." Of particular importance in both human and veterinary medicine are those zoonoses known to be transmitted directly from animals (vertebrates) to humans.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

How to avoid the top 6 hiring mistakes

July 1, 2010

Keep your veterinary practice running smoothly by avoiding these costly hiring blunders.

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