Teach Vet Techs and Assistants to Look for Signs of Disease

May 29, 2017

Amanda Landis-Hanna, DVM, senior manager of veterinary outreach for PetSmart Charities, says it's important for both general practice veterinarians and shelter veterinarians to teach their veterinary team to be on the lookout for signs of disease.

Amanda Landis-Hanna, DVM, senior manager of veterinary outreach for PetSmart Charities, says it's important for both general practice veterinarians and shelter veterinarians to teach their veterinary team to be on the lookout for signs of disease.

Have everyone on your team keep an eye out for runny noses, runny eyes, and changes in appetite for in-house pets. She suggests volunteers and veterinary techinicans should write down if the animals ate all, some, or none of their food each day to keep track of nutrition needs.