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Managing Vaccine Reactions in Small Animals: A Summary for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on July 14, 2020 at 6:18 AM

Vaccine reactions are a common concern in small animal medicine. Fortunately, true vaccine reactions are uncommon. Client concerns about vaccine reactions, however, are a very common issue! 

Having a thorough understanding of vaccine reactions is important, so that you can address client concerns and handle these reactions quickly when they occur.

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Topics: Small Animals, Vaccine Reactions

Reducing Stress in Small Animal Patients: Tips for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on June 9, 2020 at 8:24 AM

As you have surely realized by now, many animals do not want to be at the veterinary clinic! Unfortunately, this anxiety can have serious effects. Not only are terrified pets miserable, but they’re also more likely to injure you, your staff, or even themselves.

Additionally, pets that are stressed are difficult to examine thoroughly, meaning that their anxiety can adversely impact the quality of care that they receive. Making veterinary visits less stressful benefits everyone - you, your team, your patients, and your clients. 

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Topics: Small Animals

Constant Rate Infusions in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine

Posted by Cathy Barnette on March 26, 2020 at 12:26 PM

Constant rate infusions (CRIs) are used to manage a wide variety of conditions in veterinary medicine. Their use is especially beneficial in drugs with a short half-life.

By removing the need for frequent redosing, a CRI makes drug administration easier and less prone to error.

Even drugs with long half-lives, however, may be delivered via CRI to maximize clinical benefits while minimizing the risk of side effects.

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Topics: Small Animals, Constant Rate Infusions, Calculations

I need to recommend WHAT to my small mammal clients?

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on March 1, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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Topics: Reproductive Health, Small Animals

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