Geriatric Program for the Small Animal Clinic
Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Molly Flaherty, Karen Campbell
Geriatric medicine is becoming increasingly important in small animal practice. Although this area of practice is a relatively new focus, the benefits of such programs are becoming apparent to the veterinarian and clients. Pets are living longer and geriatric pets occupy a significant portion of...
Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team
Contributor(s):: Churchill, J., Ward, E.
Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional problem of dogs and cats as well as one of the most frustrating conditions to treat successfully. Educating and assigning roles to all members of the health care team will improve staff engagement and the consistency and effectiveness of...
Without stress at the veterinarian: make the visit in the veterinary practice cat-friendlyOhne Stress sum Tierarzt: Den Besuch in der Tierarztpraxis katzenfreundlich gestalten
Contributor(s):: Melchers, V.
This article describes how to reduce stress in cats presented at animal hospitals for routine and medical procedures.
Forming an end of life hospice/Pawspice service
Contributor(s):: Villalobos, A. E.
Practitioners who support the human-animal bond can organize a team to provide end of life hospice/'Pawspice' care services in their hospitals. Selected staff can acquire communication skills needed to deal with end of life care issues. Pawspice carers often express worry, disappointment, fear,...
Investigating preventive-medicine consultations in first-opinion small-animal practice in the United Kingdom using direct observation
Contributor(s):: N.J. Robinson, M.L. Brennan, M. Cobb, R.S. Dean
Preventive-medicine consultations account for a large proportion of the veterinary caseload and previous research has suggested these consultations are fundamentally different from those in which the animal is presented for a specific health problem. There has been recent controversy around some...
Animal-assisted therapy: New disinfectant list of DVG for "Established veterinary practice and animal shelters "Tiergestutzte Therapien: Neue Desinfektionsmittelliste der DVG fur die Bereiche "Niedergelassene Veterinarpraxis und Tierheime"
Contributor(s):: Rheinbaben, F. von, Werner, S.
This article presents a list of some of the veterinary disinfectants/drugs recommended by the German Veterinary Society for private animal hospitals and animal shelters highlighting the indications, efficacy, metabolism, dosage effects, and pharmokinetics of each product.
Helping assistance dog owners
Contributor(s):: Fraser, M.
Pinch-induced behavioural inhibition (clipthesia) as a restraint method for cats during veterinary examinations: preliminary results on cat susceptibility and welfare
Contributor(s):: Nuti, V., Cantile, C., Gazzano, A., Sighieri, C., Mariti, C.
Cats are often subjected to minimally painful or forced procedures during routine clinical practice, which can be poorly tolerated, leading veterinary surgeons to need to offer physical restraint, usually aided by an assistant. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and ultimate...
A survey of animal welfare experts and practicing veterinarians to identify and explore key factors thought to influence canine and feline welfare in relation to veterinary care
Contributor(s):: Dawson, L. C., Dewey, C. E., Stone, E. A., Guerin, M. T., Niel, L.
Veterinary care is important for maintaining companion animal health; however, it also has the potential to impact other aspects of patient welfare. To investigate factors related to veterinary care that are likely to influence canine and feline welfare, animal welfare researchers, veterinarians...
Chaos in the Clinic: Applications of Choas Theory to a Qualitative Study of a Veterinary Practice
Contributor(s):: Eleanor Craven Brennan
This paper is the result of a twelve hour participant observation study of a local, private veterinary practice in southeastern Pennsylvania. Field notes and semi-structured interviews, the result of naturally occurring conversation between me and practice members, were taken over a twelve week...
Veterinary Practice Acts: A Call for Reform
Contributor(s):: Donald L. Sapir
In the past relatively little attention has been given in legal periodicals to the veterinary medical profession.' As more and more Americans add pets to their households 2 and as the need to increase food production in the form of livestock becomes imminent, the growing...
Practitioners' dialogue on the human-animal bond in practice
Contributor(s):: Goodman, L., Takashima, G.
Honoring the bond: when cancer threatens
Contributor(s):: Ogilvie, G. K.
The human-animal bond in practice: a panel discussion
Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 2: Sensory and discovery experiences
Contributor(s):: Rauh, R. M.
Lifelong care for your feline patients
Contributor(s):: Brunt, J.
Veterinarians' perspectives on dealing with people
Contributor(s):: Owens, N.
This study was used to examine how practicing veterinarians protect the self when dealing with people at work. Veterinarians interact with the people attached to their patients in myriad ways in order to accomplish their organizational goals. Data collected during semistructured interviews with...
Grief for pets. Part 3: Supporting clients
Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.
Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is one of the main stressors for veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how the death of an animal companion affects clients, and how to communicate with them. This article introduces some practical approaches and...
Owner compliance - educating clients to act on pet care advice
Contributor(s):: Gerrard, E.
Restraint and Hospitalization of Cats
Contributor(s):: Wayne H. Rizer
A cat presents a problem in handling for the small animal practitioner much as does the western steer to the rural practitioner, in that the ability of the doctor is often measured by the way the animal is handled rather than by the way the animal responds to the treatment.