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7 steps to make your veterinary practice comfortable for older pets
FIRSTLINE
Use these tips to ease the pain and strain of a veterinary visit for senior pets.
Prevent accidental medication exposures in pets
Pet Poison Helpline
Learn about some of the most common accidental medication exposures. Then teach pet owners to avoid these dangers.
Audio: Rehab your patients the right way
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An overview of important points to keep in mind when rehabilitating orthopedic patients.
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Managing fractious cats (Proceedings)
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Fractious cats are an inevitable part of small animal practice. A client's decision to return to your hospital for future veterinary services may hinge on how the doctor and staff deal with these patients. In fact, your level of achievement in the "art of practice" is seen vividly in your ability to deal with these difficult patients.
Launching technician appointments and other services: sharing solutions that work (Proceedings)
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It isn't uncommon to find practices that, either formally or informally, offer technician appointments; i.e. patient visits in which certain services are provided to the pet and pet owner by a credentialed veterinary technician instead of by a veterinarian.
Restraint, physical examination and venipuncture techniques in reptiles (Proceedings)
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Most snakes can be easily captured directly out of the carrier or cage they are in. If the snake is aggressive, it may be necessary to use a towel along with leather gloves to safely capture it. In these cases, it is easiest to gently toss the towel over the snake and find the head.
Communicating with clients—they really don't know squat about taking care of their pets (Proceedings)
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Veterinarians and their team members have been working for years to educate pet owners about the care their pets need in order for them to stay happy and healthy. Undoubtedly we've made some progress, but results from the recently released Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study indicate we have a long way to go; many pet owners simply don't understand the need for what is generally accepted as routine care.
Client Service for Techs
C is for cost: Cat care in crisis
DVM360 MAGAZINE
Get past clients' bias against spending money on veterinary services for cats with the dvm360 Leadership Challenge.
Client handout: Top 10 human medications that poison pets
FIRSTLINE
When pet poisonings from human medications happen, they can be serious. Use this handout to keep veterinary clients informed of the top 10 human medications pets most frequently ingest.
The toxicology toolkit
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This toolkit delivers articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools all designed to make it as easy as possible to discuss common pet toxins with your team and clients.
Cat towel wraps, canine scent training dangers and more in the dvm360 Five
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