Idiopathic Issues https://blog.vetprep.com Everything that is pertinent to veterinary students, from case studies to client education, to finding a job and of course preparing for that giant beast of a test in your future, the NAVLE. en-us Wed, 24 Aug 2022 18:41:35 GMT 2022-08-24T18:41:35Z en-us Video: How to Prepare for the O.R. https://blog.vetprep.com/video-how-to-prepare-for-the-o.r <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/video-how-to-prepare-for-the-o.r" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/HOWTOPREPARE_Header.png" alt="Video: How to Prepare for the O.R." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Stepping into an operating room for the first time may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! You already have all of the technical knowledge necessary to prepare an operating room successfully, but there are some nuances that you don’t want to forget.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/video-how-to-prepare-for-the-o.r" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/HOWTOPREPARE_Header.png" alt="Video: How to Prepare for the O.R." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Stepping into an operating room for the first time may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! You already have all of the technical knowledge necessary to prepare an operating room successfully, but there are some nuances that you don’t want to forget.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=533779&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.vetprep.com%2Fvideo-how-to-prepare-for-the-o.r&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.vetprep.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Surgery Wed, 24 Aug 2022 18:41:35 GMT cbarnette@vetprep.com (Cathy Barnette) https://blog.vetprep.com/video-how-to-prepare-for-the-o.r 2022-08-24T18:41:35Z So You Want to Be a Veterinary Cardiologist? https://blog.vetprep.com/so-you-want-to-be-a-veterinary-cardiologist <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/so-you-want-to-be-a-veterinary-cardiologist" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/d.png" alt="Some vet students struggle through their cardiology courses, looking at ECG tracings like some sort of Rorschach test that requires significant creativity to interpret." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Some vet students struggle through their cardiology courses, looking at ECG tracings like some sort of Rorschach test that requires significant creativity to interpret.</p> <p>(Full disclosure: I was one of those students!) Other students, however, love cardiology. From the ECGs to the echocardiogram images, they enjoy the challenges and rewards of diagnosing and treating cardiovascular conditions.&nbsp;</p> <p>While all general practitioners utilize cardiology on a somewhat regular basis, specialization can allow you to treat cardiology cases all day, every day. If you are drawn to cardiology, this may be an option worth considering.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/so-you-want-to-be-a-veterinary-cardiologist" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/d.png" alt="Some vet students struggle through their cardiology courses, looking at ECG tracings like some sort of Rorschach test that requires significant creativity to interpret." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Some vet students struggle through their cardiology courses, looking at ECG tracings like some sort of Rorschach test that requires significant creativity to interpret.</p> <p>(Full disclosure: I was one of those students!) Other students, however, love cardiology. From the ECGs to the echocardiogram images, they enjoy the challenges and rewards of diagnosing and treating cardiovascular conditions.&nbsp;</p> <p>While all general practitioners utilize cardiology on a somewhat regular basis, specialization can allow you to treat cardiology cases all day, every day. If you are drawn to cardiology, this may be an option worth considering.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=533779&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.vetprep.com%2Fso-you-want-to-be-a-veterinary-cardiologist&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.vetprep.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Cardiology Veterinary Cardiologist Tue, 26 Apr 2022 08:00:00 GMT cbarnette@vetprep.com (Cathy Barnette) https://blog.vetprep.com/so-you-want-to-be-a-veterinary-cardiologist 2022-04-26T08:00:00Z The Modern Vet: Long NAVLE Practice Question https://blog.vetprep.com/the-modern-vet-long-navle-practice-question <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/the-modern-vet-long-navle-practice-question" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/NBEO.png" alt="The Modern Vet, Dr. Armstrong helps you figure out acid-base questions with her video. Learn the basics of acid-base analysis in a few easy steps." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>Watch this video if you need an extra boost while studying for the NAVLE<sup>®</sup>!<br></span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/the-modern-vet-long-navle-practice-question" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/NBEO.png" alt="The Modern Vet, Dr. Armstrong helps you figure out acid-base questions with her video. Learn the basics of acid-base analysis in a few easy steps." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>Watch this video if you need an extra boost while studying for the NAVLE<sup>®</sup>!<br></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=533779&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.vetprep.com%2Fthe-modern-vet-long-navle-practice-question&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.vetprep.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> NAVLE Long NAVLE Practice Question Fri, 22 Apr 2022 15:00:00 GMT themodernvet@gmail.com (Dr. Elan Armstrong, DVM, MPH) https://blog.vetprep.com/the-modern-vet-long-navle-practice-question 2022-04-22T15:00:00Z Treatment of Canine Heart Failure: A Summary for Vet Students https://blog.vetprep.com/treatment-of-canine-heart-failure-a-summary-for-vet-students <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/treatment-of-canine-heart-failure-a-summary-for-vet-students" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/Instagram%20Post%20Header.png" alt="There is one presentation that you are almost guaranteed to see in your first year as a new grad: a dog in congestive heart failure (CHF)." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>While your veterinary cardiology courses have likely covered a wide variety of cardiac diseases, both common and uncommon, there is one presentation that you are almost guaranteed to see in your first year as a new grad: a dog in congestive heart failure (CHF).</p> <p>If you are comfortable with this, you will be able to handle the overwhelming majority of what’s expected of a general practice vet!&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/treatment-of-canine-heart-failure-a-summary-for-vet-students" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/Instagram%20Post%20Header.png" alt="There is one presentation that you are almost guaranteed to see in your first year as a new grad: a dog in congestive heart failure (CHF)." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>While your veterinary cardiology courses have likely covered a wide variety of cardiac diseases, both common and uncommon, there is one presentation that you are almost guaranteed to see in your first year as a new grad: a dog in congestive heart failure (CHF).</p> <p>If you are comfortable with this, you will be able to handle the overwhelming majority of what’s expected of a general practice vet!&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=533779&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.vetprep.com%2Ftreatment-of-canine-heart-failure-a-summary-for-vet-students&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.vetprep.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Canine Heart Diseases Tue, 19 Apr 2022 12:36:01 GMT cbarnette@vetprep.com (Cathy Barnette) https://blog.vetprep.com/treatment-of-canine-heart-failure-a-summary-for-vet-students 2022-04-19T12:36:01Z The Modern Vet: How to Master Acid-base for the NAVLE https://blog.vetprep.com/the-modern-vet-how-to-master-acid-base-for-the-navle <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/the-modern-vet-how-to-master-acid-base-for-the-navle" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/DeepDiveModernVet.png" alt="The Modern Vet, Dr. Armstrong helps you figure out acid-base questions with her video. Learn the basics of acid-base analysis in a few easy steps." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>Figuring out acid-base questions doesn’t have to be hard. Learn the basics of acid-base analysis in a few easy steps.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/the-modern-vet-how-to-master-acid-base-for-the-navle" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/DeepDiveModernVet.png" alt="The Modern Vet, Dr. Armstrong helps you figure out acid-base questions with her video. Learn the basics of acid-base analysis in a few easy steps." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>Figuring out acid-base questions doesn’t have to be hard. Learn the basics of acid-base analysis in a few easy steps.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=533779&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.vetprep.com%2Fthe-modern-vet-how-to-master-acid-base-for-the-navle&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.vetprep.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> NAVLE Acid-Base Mon, 14 Mar 2022 15:00:00 GMT themodernvet@gmail.com (Dr. Elan Armstrong, DVM, MPH) https://blog.vetprep.com/the-modern-vet-how-to-master-acid-base-for-the-navle 2022-03-14T15:00:00Z The Use of CRIs in Cardiology: A Case Study https://blog.vetprep.com/the-use-of-cris-in-cardiology-a-case-study <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/the-use-of-cris-in-cardiology-a-case-study" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/h.png" alt="A 9 yo MN mixed breed dog, weighing 72 pounds (32.7 kg), presented for a recent onset of panting, shortness of breath, weakness, and syncopal episodes." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>A 9 yo MN mixed breed dog, weighing 72 pounds (32.7 kg), presented for a recent onset of panting, shortness of breath, weakness, and syncopal episodes. On physical examination, the dog’s heart rate was 160 bpm, his mucous membranes were pale, and his pulses were weak and thready.&nbsp;</p> <p>An ECG confirmed the tachycardia, along with some additional findings. Instead of normal P waves followed by QRS complexes, the veterinarian observed an absence of P waves and complexes that were wide and bizarre.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/the-use-of-cris-in-cardiology-a-case-study" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/h.png" alt="A 9 yo MN mixed breed dog, weighing 72 pounds (32.7 kg), presented for a recent onset of panting, shortness of breath, weakness, and syncopal episodes." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>A 9 yo MN mixed breed dog, weighing 72 pounds (32.7 kg), presented for a recent onset of panting, shortness of breath, weakness, and syncopal episodes. On physical examination, the dog’s heart rate was 160 bpm, his mucous membranes were pale, and his pulses were weak and thready.&nbsp;</p> <p>An ECG confirmed the tachycardia, along with some additional findings. Instead of normal P waves followed by QRS complexes, the veterinarian observed an absence of P waves and complexes that were wide and bizarre.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=533779&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.vetprep.com%2Fthe-use-of-cris-in-cardiology-a-case-study&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.vetprep.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Cardiology Mon, 07 Mar 2022 14:52:00 GMT cbarnette@vetprep.com (Cathy Barnette) https://blog.vetprep.com/the-use-of-cris-in-cardiology-a-case-study 2022-03-07T14:52:00Z Dental Home Care Options: A Quick Summary for Vet Students https://blog.vetprep.com/dental-home-care-options-a-quick-summary-for-vet-students <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/dental-home-care-options-a-quick-summary-for-vet-students" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/Artboard%2065-Mar-03-2022-03-48-57-94-PM.png" alt="It’s important to become familiar with the basic dental home care options that are available to your clients, so you make home care recommendations with confidence." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Although performing dental cleanings in the veterinary hospital is valuable, getting clients on board with home care is every bit as essential. After all, imagine how your teeth would look if you completely skipped brushing and just went to the dental hygienist for yearly cleanings!</p> <p>The good news is that there are plenty of home care options available, so you can find a product to meet the needs of almost any client. The bad news is that this wide variety of dental products can be overwhelming, making it difficult to choose what is “best” for any given pet.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/dental-home-care-options-a-quick-summary-for-vet-students" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/Artboard%2065-Mar-03-2022-03-48-57-94-PM.png" alt="It’s important to become familiar with the basic dental home care options that are available to your clients, so you make home care recommendations with confidence." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Although performing dental cleanings in the veterinary hospital is valuable, getting clients on board with home care is every bit as essential. After all, imagine how your teeth would look if you completely skipped brushing and just went to the dental hygienist for yearly cleanings!</p> <p>The good news is that there are plenty of home care options available, so you can find a product to meet the needs of almost any client. The bad news is that this wide variety of dental products can be overwhelming, making it difficult to choose what is “best” for any given pet.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=533779&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.vetprep.com%2Fdental-home-care-options-a-quick-summary-for-vet-students&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.vetprep.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Dental Care Veteirnary Dentistry Thu, 03 Mar 2022 15:55:02 GMT cbarnette@vetprep.com (Cathy Barnette) https://blog.vetprep.com/dental-home-care-options-a-quick-summary-for-vet-students 2022-03-03T15:55:02Z Anesthesia-Free Dentistry: Myth Busters for Vet Students https://blog.vetprep.com/anesthesia-free-dentistry-myth-busters-for-vet-students <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/anesthesia-free-dentistry-myth-busters-for-vet-students" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/Artboard%2065-Feb-15-2022-08-53-59-57-PM.png" alt="As a vet student or new grad, you will probably encounter clients who want to save money and avoid anesthesia by pursuing anesthesia-free dentistry for their pets." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As a vet student or new grad, you will probably encounter clients who want to save money and avoid anesthesia by pursuing anesthesia-free dentistry for their pets.</p> <p>After all, what’s not to love about it? Their pet doesn’t go home groggy, there’s no anesthesia risk, and the cost is a lot lower than a comprehensive dental cleaning. From a client’s perspective, anesthesia-free dentistry looks pretty appealing!&nbsp;</p> <p>Anesthesia-free dentistry providers capitalize on this appeal, using a variety of marketing strategies to sell clients on a service that is of limited benefit. While we all know that anesthesia-free dentistry is inferior to comprehensive veterinary dentistry, it’s important to be able to clearly explain your view to your clients, without becoming defensive.</p> <p>You can’t just tell clients that your dentals are better than anesthesia-free dentistry; you need to be able to educate them on why that’s the case.</p> <p>Doing so requires attention to facts and details.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/anesthesia-free-dentistry-myth-busters-for-vet-students" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/Artboard%2065-Feb-15-2022-08-53-59-57-PM.png" alt="As a vet student or new grad, you will probably encounter clients who want to save money and avoid anesthesia by pursuing anesthesia-free dentistry for their pets." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As a vet student or new grad, you will probably encounter clients who want to save money and avoid anesthesia by pursuing anesthesia-free dentistry for their pets.</p> <p>After all, what’s not to love about it? Their pet doesn’t go home groggy, there’s no anesthesia risk, and the cost is a lot lower than a comprehensive dental cleaning. From a client’s perspective, anesthesia-free dentistry looks pretty appealing!&nbsp;</p> <p>Anesthesia-free dentistry providers capitalize on this appeal, using a variety of marketing strategies to sell clients on a service that is of limited benefit. While we all know that anesthesia-free dentistry is inferior to comprehensive veterinary dentistry, it’s important to be able to clearly explain your view to your clients, without becoming defensive.</p> <p>You can’t just tell clients that your dentals are better than anesthesia-free dentistry; you need to be able to educate them on why that’s the case.</p> <p>Doing so requires attention to facts and details.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=533779&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.vetprep.com%2Fanesthesia-free-dentistry-myth-busters-for-vet-students&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.vetprep.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Dental Care Veteirnary Dentistry Tue, 15 Feb 2022 21:06:38 GMT cbarnette@vetprep.com (Cathy Barnette) https://blog.vetprep.com/anesthesia-free-dentistry-myth-busters-for-vet-students 2022-02-15T21:06:38Z Veterinary Dentistry: Does Your Patient Need a Specialist? https://blog.vetprep.com/veterinary-dentistry-does-your-patient-need-a-specialist <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/veterinary-dentistry-does-your-patient-need-a-specialist" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/Header-3.png" alt="As a general practice veterinarian, you will probably dedicate a significant amount of your time and energy to veterinary dentistry." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As a general practice veterinarian, you will probably dedicate a significant amount of your time and energy to veterinary dentistry. While many patients only need a routine cleaning or a simple extraction, you will also encounter challenging cases that would benefit from more specialized care.&nbsp;</p> <p>When a challenging dentistry case comes along, it’s important to know what referral options are available to you and when a patient should be referred to a veterinary dentist.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/veterinary-dentistry-does-your-patient-need-a-specialist" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/Header-3.png" alt="As a general practice veterinarian, you will probably dedicate a significant amount of your time and energy to veterinary dentistry." class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As a general practice veterinarian, you will probably dedicate a significant amount of your time and energy to veterinary dentistry. While many patients only need a routine cleaning or a simple extraction, you will also encounter challenging cases that would benefit from more specialized care.&nbsp;</p> <p>When a challenging dentistry case comes along, it’s important to know what referral options are available to you and when a patient should be referred to a veterinary dentist.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=533779&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.vetprep.com%2Fveterinary-dentistry-does-your-patient-need-a-specialist&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.vetprep.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Veteirnary Dentistry Mon, 07 Feb 2022 19:05:12 GMT cbarnette@vetprep.com (Cathy Barnette) https://blog.vetprep.com/veterinary-dentistry-does-your-patient-need-a-specialist 2022-02-07T19:05:12Z Topical Treatment Options for Canine Otitis Externa: A Summary for Vet Students https://blog.vetprep.com/topical-treatment-options-for-canine-otitis-externa-a-summary-for-vet-students <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/topical-treatment-options-for-canine-otitis-externa-a-summary-for-vet-students" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/Artboard%2065-Jan-25-2022-03-45-23-13-PM.png" alt="When you diagnose a patient with otitis externa, you will likely be reaching for topical medication for treatment" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When you diagnose a patient with otitis externa, you will likely be reaching for topical medication for treatment.</p> <p>Owners often ask if there’s “a pill” they can give instead of having to clean and medicate their dog’s ears, but the reality is that oral medications are typically only used in cases of ulcerative or proliferative otitis externa or when concurrent otitis media is suspected.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.vetprep.com/topical-treatment-options-for-canine-otitis-externa-a-summary-for-vet-students" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.vetprep.com/hubfs/Artboard%2065-Jan-25-2022-03-45-23-13-PM.png" alt="When you diagnose a patient with otitis externa, you will likely be reaching for topical medication for treatment" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When you diagnose a patient with otitis externa, you will likely be reaching for topical medication for treatment.</p> <p>Owners often ask if there’s “a pill” they can give instead of having to clean and medicate their dog’s ears, but the reality is that oral medications are typically only used in cases of ulcerative or proliferative otitis externa or when concurrent otitis media is suspected.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=533779&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.vetprep.com%2Ftopical-treatment-options-for-canine-otitis-externa-a-summary-for-vet-students&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.vetprep.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Otitis Tue, 25 Jan 2022 15:48:01 GMT cbarnette@vetprep.com (Cathy Barnette) https://blog.vetprep.com/topical-treatment-options-for-canine-otitis-externa-a-summary-for-vet-students 2022-01-25T15:48:01Z