Idiopathic Issues

5 Types of Veterinary Clients and How to Handle Them

Posted by Lori Hehn on January 21, 2018 at 6:25 PM

Veterinary clients are just people like us. They all have different personalities, expectations, and pets with a variety of issues.

Identifying certain traits in clients can be helpful in how we manage their appointments, interaction, and also our stress levels, especially for new graduates.

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Topics: Veterinary Clients

5 Veterinary Blogs for Vets That You Must Read This Year!

Posted by Lori Hehn on January 5, 2018 at 11:37 AM

There are lots of famous vet bloggers that we all enjoy following, but much of their material is geared more towards clients and not so much us in the field.

Here are several of my favorite blogs- all authored by practicing veterinarians or soon-to-be veterinarians! These blogs are by vets and for vets, full of real life experiences and loads of learning.
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Topics: Lists, Veterinary Blogs

The Veterinarian's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Posted by Lori Hehn on December 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM
I've seen lots of versions of the favorite 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem. I found this little gem written by Dr. Marc Silpa in SAVMA's The Vet Gazette and thought this would be a great time to share it! It gave me a good laugh...
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Topics: Christmas, Holidays

Don't Forget about Pseudohyperkalemia

Posted by Lori Hehn on December 16, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Whenever I have a patient with elevated potassium, my brain immediately jumps to Addison’s disease or urinary disease, because this was drilled into our heads during veterinary school.

If the rest of the lab work is unremarkable and especially if the patient is otherwise healthy, an elevated platelet count can be a cause of the potassium being elevated in the serum.

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Topics: Thrombocytosis, Pseudohyperkalemia

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