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Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

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Bionic cat: Feline patient gets high-tech legs

July 1, 2010

Oscar bounces back from a leg injury thanks to custom-made implants.

Source: Pet Poison Helpline

8 people foods that are toxic to pets

May 24, 2010

Most clients have heard chocolate is poisonous to pets, but do they know that other common foods may also be toxic for dogs and cats?

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Study: Credentialed technicians do wonders for practice revenue

May 4, 2010

Need a motivational boost? If you're a licensed, registered, or certified veterinary technician, you could be worth big bucks to your practice.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

The importance of high-volume spay-neuter clinics (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

There is a homeless pet crisis in the United State that is a direct result of animals left unaltered in our communities. ASPCA and HSUS estimates are that 6-8 million animals are placed in shelters each year and of these 3 – 4 are euthanized. That equates to one animal euthanized every 2 seconds every working day each year.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Unusual dental presentations: A case review (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

"Diamond" is a 12-year-old female spayed Dalmatian that was presented for swelling under the left eye for a two-week duration.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Advanced anesthetic monitoring (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Critical patients and patients undergoing prolonged and invasive procedures may need more intensive monitoring due to their increased risk for anesthetic complications. Some of these methods of monitoring may become more common in the near future considering veterinary anesthesia has advanced dramatically over the past decade.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Fluid therapy in anesthesia (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

All anesthetic drugs act as cardiovascular and respiratory depressants on varying levels, and they can compromise a patient's homeostasis at unpredictable times in unpredictable ways. A patient must maintain adequate blood pressure for the duration of any surgical procedure because prolonged anesthetic hypotension can have devastating effects such as renal failure or brain damage.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Special considerations in anesthesia (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Anesthesia is concerning for every patient, this is especially so when the patient has pre-existing conditions. The value of a thorough physical examination and detailed history cannot be underestimated as part of a balanced anesthetic plan because the goal of the plan is to maximize its' effects while minimizing patient complications.

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