Clients may have very different ideas about the goals and outcomes of their pets’pain management than you do. Michael Petty, DVM, CCVP, CCRT offers up an example of how important it is to make sure you and your clients are on the same page.
Dr. Michael Petty, CCVP, CCRT, discusses the common misconceptions about pain in patients—both from both your clients and your veterinary colleagues—plus, how to turn these stereotypes around.
Clinical skills are important, of course, but diagnosing and alleviating pain in your patients begins with resetting your state of mind,according to Michael Petty, DVM, CCVP, CCRT. Listen in as he tells the story of how he came to this realization, and how it changed his career forever.
The stress and anxiety of a veterinary visit can exacerbate the pain a cat may already feel, according to Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (feline practice). Listen in as she offers examples and tips to make cats more comfortable at your practice and reduce their fear of the veterinarian.
Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (feline practice) stresses the importance of asking your clients to look beyond old age as an explanation for pain in cats.
Hear all about a study that investigated whether cats could distinguish their owners' voices from those of strangers.
Associate professor Christopher Adin, DVM, discusses the various parts of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and how to use them together to produce your desired results, as well as NPWT's indications and contraindications.
Board certified veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Heather Kaese discusses canine cataract development and associated diabetes complications, as well as treatment options.
Dr. Laura Garrett, a board-certified veterinary oncologist, explains how understanding the stages of grief can prevent you from taking clients’ reactions to bad news personally.
When it comes to essential oil flea preventives, "natural" does not equate to no worries, as this study has shown.
Catherine Mullin, VMD, MS, describes protocols for vaccinating shelter
animals to prevent canine parvovirus infection and feline panleukopenia.
Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM, discusses the role vaccination can play
in controlling canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) in
shelter dogs and describes her vaccination protocols. CIRDC is a
multifactorial syndrome involving an interaction between viral and bacterial
pathogens, an animal’s immune response, and environmental factors.
An investigation looked into putting some numbers to the predatory nature of domestic free-ranging cats.
A study found unsafe noise levels in dog kennels—take precautions to protect your patients and staff.
If the everyday grind of the veterinary clinic is consuming your attention you may be missing opportunities to bond with clients. Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA, say you should never lose sight of engaging pet owners.
Listen to Dr. Ellen Behrend's complete presentation "Top tips for owners of diabetic cats" from the 2012 CVC in Washington, D.C.
Summer fast approaches, and a danger lurks in your clients’ yards—it’s not the flora or fauna, but that garden hose your clients bathe their pets with.