From a career that started with big hair in the ‘80s and is now heading toward retirement , Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), has seen enormous changes in vet med for techs, for dentistry, and for patient care . And it all happened because her practice leadership gave her the chance.
They may not happen often, but when cardiopulmonary events occur, your team needs to jump into action quickly. Here’s your nudge to take another look at your practice’s preparedness to perform CPR.
Are you a vet tech who dreams of owning a practice? Or are you an owner with a superstar technician you’d want to partner with? When techs own veterinary practices, their insider knowledge is a tremendous asset.
Elizabeth Musgreave , CVT, sa ys she “could not imagine life without a cat . ” I n her role at Hickory Veterinary and Specialty Hospital in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania , she strives to improve the lives of all her patients —and to raise awareness of the role of veterinary technicians in animal welfare.
When a patient appears with an unspecified reaction, it’s crucial to gather as much data as possible from the pet owner, the physical exam, and the lab to recognize a serious or even deadly reaction and respond accordingly.
Intimidated by exotics? The “Exotic Vet Consultant” Kristen Turner, DVM, talks with columnist Emily Singler, VMD, about how to handle small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds, when they show up in general practice.
PainTrace is a noninvasive device that measures acute and chronic pain using skin-based electrical activity as an indicator. And it could help us know, once and for all, where animals’ pain is located and how much pain they’re in.
The Center for Veterinary Social Work at the University of Tennessee is “a space for all professionals with an interest in human and animal welfare to come together to collaborate.” As the field of veterinary social work gains popularity, how it’s taught and practiced is growing up too.
Matt Motta, PhD, and Gabriella Motta, VMD, are a brother-sister research team who (along with fellow researcher Dominik Stecula, PhD), are examining vaccine hesitancy among dog owners, drawing connections between pet owners’ decisions, fears about human vaccines, and the lasting effects of Covid-19.