The dermatology toolkit
This dvm360 toolkit focuses on dermatology. The special package of articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools is designed to make it easy for your team to educate pet owners about the importance of recognizing and diagnosing skin and ear disease in pets.
Articles and tips
> Helpful hints for the successful veterinary treatment of canine atopy
> CVC Highlight: Relieving the itch and pain of ear infections
> Doing right by dermatology patients
> Dermatology: Top questions technicians ask about diagnostic testing
> Idea Exchange: Easier ear medication distribution
Your dermatology tools
The dvm360 social media marketing kit
Use these pre-written Facebook posts and tweets about otitis externa to help clients understand what could be causing their pet's head-shaking and ear-scratching. (That's right. It's social media outreach made easy!)
What's causing this dog's repetitive lacerations? Test your clinical skills by reviewing the images and making the diagnosis.
> Fragile, hyperextensible skin in a dog
Watch and listen to expert advice on diagnostic steps and treatment strategies for common skin diseases.
> Mimics for autoimmune skin diseases
> A golden retriever's surprising diagnosis
> Diagnosing fungal skin disease
Make sure each member of your team is prepared to help clients with their pets' skin conditions.
> Allergy testing: What's each team member's role?
Keep clients from sabotaging their pet's food trial by explaining the importance of at-home compliance.
> Help clients complete a diet trial
Take advantage of these handouts to reinforce your message to clients about caring for their pets' common skin problems.
> Get a handle on hot spots
> What to do for my dog's itchy, sore ears?
> Answers to your most burning questions on ear and skin infections
A free iPad module on otitis for exam room education
If you already have the dvm360 app for iPad, make sure you downloaded the latest update. Then, inside the app, click the tab labeled "Client Education." You'll find a module from dvm360 that's designed to help facilitate conversations with clients in the exam room. Educate and entertain your clients with interactive quizzes, videos and easy-to-process information about otitis in pets. If you don't yet have the app, download it now using your iPad. Or just search for dvm360 in the iTunes App store.
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More dermatology tools ...
Articles and tips
> How to perform and interpret dermatophyte cultures
> Image Quiz: A bulldog with erythematous plaques
> Image Quiz: A pit bull with bullous lesions
> Image Quiz: The case of the crusty cat
> Image Quiz: The case of the blind Akita
> "Gross" dermatology images educate clients
The dvm360 social media marketing kit for dermatology
> Facebook posts and tweets
> Top dermatology questions clients ask technicians
Communication tips for techs
> Dermatology dos and don'ts
Take the next step
Use these four strategies to properly manage dermatology issues in practice.