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Jun 09 2017
International VetCo Workshop: Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery
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...
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...
Practitioners' dialogue on the human-animal bond in practice
Contributor(s):: Goodman, L., Takashima, G.
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...
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."
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...
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,...
Helping clients cope with the death of a pet
Contributor(s):: Langwell, C.
Pet loss support in veterinary practice
Contributor(s):: Dando, J.
The loss of a pet can be a highly emotional, stressful and sometimes traumatic experience for any pet owner and veterinary professionals - whether a surgeon, nurse or receptionist - who are at the forefront of dealing with people on a regular basis as they go through some very difficult times....
The emergence of veterinary oaths: social, historical, and ethical considerations
Contributor(s):: Bones, V. C., Yeates, J. W.
Veterinary oaths are public declarations sworn by veterinarians, usually when they enter the profession. As such, they may reflect professional and social concerns. Analysis of contemporary veterinary oaths may therefore reveal their ethical foundations. The objective of this article is to...
Vet's role in helping grieving owners
Contributor(s):: McParlin, P.
Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss
Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M.
The veterinary profession's role in the implementation of OIE standards
Contributor(s):: Dehaven, W. R., Golab, G. C.
A veterinarian's role in helping pet owners with decision making. (Special Issue: Palliative medicine and hospice care.)
Contributor(s):: Shanan, A.
End-of-life care frequently requires owners and veterinarians to make decisions of monumental consequences while feeling they sorely lack essential information. This feeling can be distressing to owners and veterinarians and lead to strains in their relationship. This article illustrates an...
Communicating with special populations: children and older adults. (Effective Communication in Veterinary Practice.)
Contributor(s):: Brandt, J. C., Grabill, C. M.
This article highlights the importance of human-animal bond for children and older adults, addresses issues of pet loss and provides suggestions for meeting the communication needs of both populations. This article is divided into 2 sections. The first section focuses on the developmental...
Canine dominance-associated aggression: concepts, incidence, and treatment in a private behavior practice
Contributor(s):: Cameron, D. B.
A review of 35 dominance-associated aggression (DA) cases presented to a small, private, behaviour-only veterinary practice revealed that attention addiction was the most commonly associated (66
Animal welfare, animal rights, agriculture, and veterinary medicine: changing social ethics and the food animal practitioner
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.