All companion animal practices will be presented with oncology cases on a regular basis, making diagnosis and treatment of cancer an essential part of comprehensive primary care.
Increasingly, owners are willing to take on home-nursing tasks to keep their aging pets with them as long as possible. How can practices help their clients be good caretakers?
The importance of attention to appropriate safety precautions in handling hazardous drug (HD) preparations in the clinic setting cannot be overemphasized.
Good communication skills are a key component of a successful practice. Oncology cases raise the bar by placing a premium on the clinician’s ability to engage and empathize with the owner of a cancer patient.
Practitioners who refer an oncology patient to a specialist should be mindful of the following considerations.
Review these tables to establish checklists to determine if your canine patients are receive optimum care for their specific life stage. When applicable, a link has been provided to other AAHA Guidelines for additional information.
The 2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines have been developed to improve the quality of life for pets by helping veterinary practitioners navigate the complex and changing world of veterinary dentistry.
Follow the links below to fine tune your protocols on the day of anesthesia to improve the anesthesia experience from " doorknob to doorknob. "
AAHA Vice President Adam Hechko, DVM, discusses the value of having in-house diagnostic equipment, and how it can help provide better care and improve client loyalty. Also in this section, what every veterinary professional needs to know about the 2020 AAHA Anesthesia and Monitoring Guidelines , and an obituary for an AAHA past president.
A task force convened by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) examined the most current feline vaccination research and concluded that vaccine protocols should be tailored for individual cats’ unique lifestyles and infectious-disease exposure risks. These new guidelines encourage communication with the pet owner about how your team assesses disease risk and makes vaccine recommendations.