AVMA helps veterinarians prepare clients for evacuation
July 12, 2019As Tropical Storm Barry heads toward the Gulf Coast and areas of Louisiana face potential evacuation orders, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has detailed items veterinarians should advise pet owners to keep on hand in case of an emergency.
AVMA publishes guidelines for the depopulation of animals
April 3, 2019The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has released Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals, a set of procedures and direction designed to help veterinarians make humane decisions in critical situations. “Humanely ending the lives of animals is one of the most difficult, but necessary, tasks for veterinarians to oversee,” says chair of the AVMA panel on depopulation, Steven Leary, DVM, DACLAM. “During times of crisis or major catastrophe, depopulation of affected animals may sometimes …
Behavior basics for veterinary emergency clinicians and technicians
August 24, 2018Emergency and/or critical care workers are often faced with urgent cases and fast-paced environments. Unfortunately, this setting is not always conducive to caring for patients’ emotional needs. Here are some easy ways to help them feel more at ease in even the most trying situations.
Behavior basics for the emergency clinician and technician
January 22, 2018Emergency and/or critical care workers are often faced with urgent cases and fast paced environments. Unfortunately, this setting is not always conducive to caring for patient’s emotional needs. Here are some easy ways to help patients in even the most trying situations. 1. Keep patients with their owners as long as possible. Being in an unfamiliar environment can cause fear. Having a familiar person there is one way to help minimize fear, and therefore, …
How to prevent last-minute pet medication emergency refills
February 24, 2017It’s predictable. Every day, clients call your veterinary clinic within minutes of closing time to request a prescription refill. “My dog took his last pill this morning, and I need a refill today. I’m on the way to your hospital now. Could you wait for me?” pleads the pet owner.