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,...
Specialists' viewpoints on the human-animal bond in practice: a panel discussion
Contributor(s):: Ogilvie, G. K.
Practical veterinary forensics
Contributor(s):: Bailey, D.
The book serves as a reference for the reader to appreciate the current workload of a forensic vet and to provide an insight into the scale and complexity of the specialism that is veterinary forensics. Topics discussed are: introduction to veterinary forensics; forensic philosophy; law and...
Shortage of Rural Veterinarians: Real or Perceived?
Contributor(s):: Aurora Villarroel, Stephen R. Mcdonald, William L. Walker, Lana Kaiser, Renee D. Dewell
Concerns about lack of available jobs in rural veterinary practice (RVP) and ironically difficulties attracting new veterinarians are commonly expressed within the veterinary community. Reports on supply and demand for rural veterinarians have produced conflicting results. A 1990's economic...
Owner compliance - educating clients to act on pet care advice
Contributor(s):: Gerrard, E.
The human-animal bond in practice: a panel discussion
Are you treating all creatures great and small?
Contributor(s):: Cope, I.
The exotic pet turning up in the waiting room of the local practice is a growing trend. Their owners expect veterinarians to be able to see and triage most species, but is this a fair expectation? Should vets be able to see and treat all creatures great and small or are those days of James...
The changing roles of animals in western society: influences upon and from the veterinary profession
Contributor(s):: Fogle, B.
The author discusses the role of animals and the influences of gender on evolving social attitutes toward them, noting that veterinarians, both men and women, "need to lead the discussion not just reacting to changes in public perception."
Legal concerns with providing hospice and palliative care
Contributor(s):: Shanan, A., Balasubramanian, V.
The veterinarian's role in preventing and controlling disease in exotic animals in assisted-care facilities
Contributor(s):: Hess, L.
Emergency and disaster planning at Ohio animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Decker, S. M., Lord, L. K., Walker, W. L., Wittum, T. E.
Results of a cross-sectional study to determine the level of emergency and disaster response planning at Ohio nonhuman animal shelters and the role Ohio agencies have in emergency and disaster response planning in their communities indicated a lack of preparedness coupled with underutilization of...
Impact of a bilingual mobile spay/neuter clinic in a U.S./Mexico border city
Contributor(s):: Poss, J. E., Everett, M.
There are between 4 and 10 million dogs and cats killed annually in the United States. Although there are no accurate national estimates of the number of companion animals who are sterilized surgically. Approximately 26,000 companion animals are euthanized annually in El Paso County, Texas,...
Grief for pets - Part 1: Overview and some false assumptions
Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.
Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is a significant stressor for many veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how pet loss affects clients, and how best to communicate with grieving clients. Moreover, many veterinary practices do not take a comprehensive...
Grief for pets: Part 2: Realistic client care so that you 'do no harm'
Research indicates that many clients think about their animal companions' deaths while the animals are still well, and would like their veterinarians to lead discussions about end-of-life issues. However, most veterinarians are unaware of this. Moreover, they have not been trained in how pet loss...
An introduction to developmental problems in puppy hood
Contributor(s):: Hargrave, C.
Many veterinary staff wondered why the Companion Animal Welfare Council, that conducted independent studies into the welfare, care and treatment of companion animals, concluded that the minimum standard of accredited qualification for professionals instructing a puppy class should be at level 4...
Behavioural first aid advice for new puppy owners
The veterinary nurse is an essential source of advice for many new puppy owners and advice given at the start of the creation of the human-pet bond will affect not only the quality of that relationship, but also the development and behavioural repertoire of the young dog. Advice on choosing the...
Client education benefits all: patient, client and practice
Contributor(s):: Aitken, E.
The education of clients by the veterinary nurse is an important role, which helps to improve animal welfare. From the very simple waiting room displays to the more time-consuming clinics and client evenings, there are methods to suit various situations with associated benefits for the patient,...
Four core communication skills of highly effective practitioners
Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. R.
For 40 years, medical researchers have been studying physician-patient interactions, and the results of these studies have yielded three basic conclusions: physician-patient interactions have an impact on patient health, patient and physician satisfaction, adherence to medical recommendations,...
Small animal behavioral triage: a guide for practitioners
Contributor(s):: Martin, K. M., Martin, D., Shaw, J. K.
Behavioral concerns are the principal cause of a weakened human-animal bond and pet relinquishment. Triaging behavioral concerns and providing early intervention may be the difference between a patient remaining in its current home or relinquishment. Prevention and intervention behavior services...