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Don't be Fooled, Vet Student!

Posted by Cari Wise on April 1, 2016 at 7:56 AM

By now you have probably figured out that veterinary medicine is a combination of medical science and detective work!   With experience, your ability to diagnose based on clinical signs, presenting complaints, and owner information alone will improve.  

But don't be fooled, Vet Student!  Below are two examples of medical conditions that can be misdiagnosed if diagnostic work-ups are skipped and the "likely choices" are assumed!

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Topics: Career, Differentials, Communication, Toxicity, Vet Student, Client Situations

Are you poisoning your pet, Vet Student?

Posted by Cari Wise on March 24, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Vet Student.  Are you poisoning your pet?  Let's make sure to stay away from these common household items.
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Topics: Toxicity, Safety, Vet Student

‘Tis the Season for Toxicities! Fa la la la la…

Posted by Jessica Gramlich on December 16, 2015 at 8:04 AM

Pet Toxicity Dangers- December Edition

There are many household toxins that we are aware of, but during the holidays there are often things around the house that many pet owners do not realize can be a hazard to their pets. Let’s review some holiday hazards!

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Topics: Toxicity

Winter Safety Tips for Pets

Posted by Jessica Gramlich on November 30, 2015 at 6:47 AM

Cold weather is approaching and this means it is time to think about keeping pets safe in the winter months. Some clients think that fur is a magical insulator that make pets immune to the cold. Unfortunately this is not true. While some animals can survive the winter outdoors, it is important to provide pets with appropriate care and shelter during the freezing temperatures to help keep them as safe as possible. Your best when it's cold or wet out, is to keep younger, older, and sick pets indoors. Here are some tips to share with your clients to help keep pets safe in the colder months

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Topics: Toxicity

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