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Help bird owners understand what a wing trim is and isn't (PDF)

February 1, 2006

Before trimming a bird`s wings, make sure the owner understands the procedure. Most important, the owner should know that wing trims are not meant to completely keep birds from flying. I designed this handout for my bird-owning clients, so we can discuss wing trims before they are performed. --Dr. Jeffrey Rhody, Laurel, Md.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Client consent form for preanesthetic testing

September 9, 2005

Preanesthetic testing helps protect your patients' health--and decreases your practice's liability. Use this form to help educate clients.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Help clients get to the source of housesoiling problems (PDF)

September 1, 2004

Feline urinary problems can frustrate both owners and veterinarians. To help us discern whether the problem is medical or behavioral or due to litter box issues, we have the owners complete this form. Inappropriate housesoiling is often due to a combination of these issues, and this form helps us narrow in on the cause and correct it. --Maureen Owen, LVT Fishers, Ind.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Remember what comes after (PDF)

March 1, 2004

We use posttreatment sheets at our hospital, which list the tests we run most often. The doctors use them to indicate patients’ required follow-up tests. For example, repeating a urine culture after a patient completes antibiotic therapy. The sheets are fluorescent yellow, making them easy to spot in the patients’ records. These forms also have a “Special requests” section at the bottom where the doctor can add details, such as “Patient to receive antibiotics for three weeks, then reculture one week post-meds.” --Dr. Thomas Polehinke East Meadow, N.Y.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Keep track of lab tests (PDF)

May 1, 2003

We’ve created this laboratory test tracking form so that if a veterinarian is out, we can see with a quick glance what blood work has been sent out and if we have received the results. The form goes in the folder with all the pink slips from lab work. --Dr. Kim Kuehl Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

A convenient way to record long-term care (PDF)

April 1, 2002

To save time when searching through the medical records and lab results of patients that need frequent follow-up diagnostic testing, we attach this patient summary sheet to the top right-hand side of each patient's medical record folder. We use the sheet for everything from follow-up renal profiles to thyroid testing to ultrasonographic examinations. When a client calls to find out when his or her pet's next procedure is due, we can easily and quickly retrieve the information. Of course, we still send follow-up notices. --Dr. Mark Russak Kensington, Conn.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

An easy way to find bumps and lesions on pets (PDF)

March 1, 2002

When clients bring in their pets to have growths removed or wounds examined, we have the clients mark the problem spots on an anatomy chart. The chart makes it easy for us to locate all the lumps and lesions and is a great alternative to drawing on the animals with a marker. --Sage Olson, receptionist Kensington, Conn.

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