As a veterinary student approaches the end of training, and then starts that first job in practice, there is a sense not only of achievement and fulfilment but also of terror and self-doubt.
Author: Carl Gorman
Publisher: Iowa State Press
As a veterinary student approaches the end of training, and then starts that first job in practice, there is a sense not only of achievement and fulfilment but also of terror and self-doubt. Few of us will ever again be as knowledgeable about all aspects of the care, diseases and treatment of horses, cows, sheep, pigs, cats and dogs as we were at the time of graduation. Unfortunately, there is a seventh species to contend with: the clients.
Essential Skills for Client Care, second ed. Elsevier Health Sciences, Oxford. Gorman, C., 2000. Clients, Pets and Vets. Communication and Management.
Author: Victoria Aspinall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing has established itself as a recommended standard text for all veterinary nurses. It is designed both to satisfy the requirements of the syllabus studied by all student veterinary nurses and to provide a wide range of information for qualified nurses working in veterinary practice. This new second edition has been updated and revised to align it perfectly with the needs of a new generation of students. . Comprehensive content endorsed by all leading course providers . Full colour illustrations for maximum clarity . Written by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses . Additional online resources to maximize learning potential Improved website offers a range of film clips of essential procedures, introduced and narrated by Victoria Aspinall - plus comprehensive test-yourself questions in both study and assessment modes. All chapters revised and updated in line with changes in legislation, knowledge and current practical techniques. Brand new chapters on Ethics and Welfare, Communication and Physiotherapy. New section on Nursing Care Models to provide veterinary nurses with the necessary information to use this concept in their own practices. Dog behaviour chapter updated and revised to reflect the latest thinking about the process of domestication of the dog and its relevance to training methods. Additional photographs added throughout for enhanced understanding and clarity. Entire text accessible as an e-book with full note-making, referencing and search functionality.
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In Alisa Merlin's Secrets to Lower Vet Bills, Alisa shows the average pet owner how to save money at the vet and improve the health and happiness of their pets.
Author: Alisa Merlin
Category: Health & Fitness
In Alisa Merlin's Secrets to Lower Vet Bills, Alisa shows the average pet owner how to save money at the vet and improve the health and happiness of their pets. Alisa has over 25 years of experience as a Veterinary Technician and Pet Care Coach. Her inexpensive and easy to follow pet care tips, at-home treatments and nutritional guidance will help pets of all ages. Most pet owners never realize: All animals get fleas-even the cleanest, indoor only ones. The majority of pet owners are shortening the lives of their beloved companions by over vaccinating them. There are seven signs of a good veterinarian. A good vet will save you money. There are three questions to always ask your vet that will save you money and help you make any treatment decisions for your pet, even the ultimate one. Alisa's regular visits to the pets of the biggest stars in Hollywood have been instrumental to keeping their pets healthy. While not every pet owner can afford the same level of pampering, every owner can benefit from the same inexpensive, preventive care. "I am on a mission to enrich the lives of all pets by educating their human companions. I have four cats and two dogs. Everyday I deal with celebrity clients, temperamental vets, and LA freeways. I have been bitten, scratched and barked at, sometimes even by the animals."
Author: Hector Carbonell, DVMPublish On: 2013-12-08
This book is about things that you and your veterinarian might discuss if time was not a factor.
Author: Hector Carbonell, DVM
Publisher: Hector Carbonell, DVM
A lot of material has been written about pet care and the human-animal bond. We have been taking care of our pets better and better every year. The author, Dr. Hector Carbonell, wanted to write something that celebrates the unique bond he has with his clients, as they mutually take care of the star of the office visit: the pet. This book is about things that you and your veterinarian might discuss if time was not a factor. He wishes that optimum care can be delivered, and a friendly relationship cultivated in the exam room and beyond, without economics imposing its limits. It tackles concerns such as how to find a hospital that meets your expectations, how to save money on prescriptions, DYI skills, and other common ideas. A chapter called "It is Darkest Before Dawn" also delves deep into questions you might have but were afraid to ask; such as cranky employees, animal abuse, internet pharmacies, high prices, hospital staff drug problems, compassion fatigue, and others. You owe it to your pet to protect his health and welfare. All proceeds from this book will benefit humane societies, animal shelters, and other charitable causes. CONTENTS Dedication Introduction • The Extended Office Visit • The Storyteller • Disclaimer Part One: THE DOCTOR IS IN Welcome to the consultation that has no time limit. 1. Choosing a Veterinarian The hospital tour What is important to you? 2. Your Pet and You Choosing a pet Dog and cat breeds The normal pet Age comparison to humans 3. At the Vet’s: The Office Visit 4. Client Communications Part Two: PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT The more a client is involved in their pet’s health care, the better. If you are ready to learn more about anything from the simplest to the most complex ideas and procedures, then read this chapter and work with your veterinary staff. Get down on the ground or lift your pets on top of the table and get totally “hands-on.” 5. DIY: Do It Yourself How To Do A Physical Examination On Your Pet At Home Rinse Well and Repeat Brushing and Bathing Basics Home Made Remedies 6. Services and Products Areas of the hospital Dentistry - Wellness - Vaccinations Boarding and Grooming The Emergency Clinic Specialists Pet food Pharmaceuticals / prescriptions OTC 7. Nutrition Food Facts The Obesity Epidemic and the 50% Threshold Commercial Pet Food Part Three: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Got questions that you were always afraid to ask? It is time to remove the veil of secrecy and get shed light into some intriguing issues. We need to try to solve some vexing problems for everyone’s benefit before they get even worse. 8. Economics: Dog Dollars and Cat Cents Insurance and payment systems Veterinary student debt Veterinary business Retail 9. It Is Darkest Before Dawn Animal abuse or just plain neglect Hoarding Benign neglect and hospice Quacks and charlatans 10. Legalese Malpractice Miscommunication Reporting abuse Love thy neighbor 11. Pharmacy: The Current Controversy Online and retails pharmacies Time for a major overhaul Part Four: TRANSCENDENCE Taking care of pets goes beyond healthcare. We were able to make a difference in the community just by carrying on with our daily business. Our staff and clients make this world safer for pets and their people. Even human lives were saved. 13. The Sunset Paradigm Hospice Euthanasia Accidents 14. The Lighter Side High Tech Future for our Pets Stewardship and the Ripple Effect Why I keep coming back to work Memorable pets, clients, and friends So, you want to be a vet? Acknowledgements Glossary
This is a frank and heart-warming account of chasing a childhood dream and learning to love the reality.
Author: Rory Cowlam
Publisher: Hachette UK
Honest and heart-warming account of the highs and lows of life as a vet, by lovable TV star Rory Cowlam. Rory Cowlam, otherwise known as Rory the Vet, has had a passion for animals for as long as he can remember. As a young boy, growing up in the countryside, he fell in love with the creatures that could be found both at home and in the neighbouring farms and fields. There was never any doubt in his mind as to what he wanted to do when he grew up. Now Rory's dreams of becoming a vet are a reality. He works in a busy London practice where his honest and emotional relationships with the animals and their owners have made him the relatable and approachable face of veterinary work. But, as Rory describes here with a mixture of his trademark openness and humour, what he couldn't have known as a small boy with his heart set on becoming the next James Herriot, was what becoming a vet really entails. In an era when doctors and nurses are talking more openly about the realities of saving human lives, Rory shows what a vital service vets offer in caring for the animals that often form the very heart of the household. He describes the demanding experience of veterinary school, and offers a very human take on what it's like to treat animals, and the little talked about mental health implications that this pressured life or death industry holds. This is a frank and heart-warming account of chasing a childhood dream and learning to love the reality.
Vets who operated large-animal and mixed practices for years are switching ... of the paying clients that a clinic-bound small-animal vet treats every day.
Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.
Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal Dava Guerin, Kevin Ferris. morning. ... As TADSAW warns potential clients, acquiring a service dog is a ...
Author: Dava Guerin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Experience firsthand the inspiring and heartwarming bonds between wounded veterans and their service and companion animals. "Vets and Pets tells fifteen emotional and entertaining stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors, veterans, and other service members and their service and companion animals. Whether these special relationships are with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, or even birds of prey, readers will discover how these remarkable animals help veterans return to civilian life and live independently while simultaneously bringing joy and confidence into their lives. Tyler struggled to adjust to civilian life after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan, until he met his intelligent and willfully disobedient red European Doberman pinscher, Apollo. Vietnam veteran Patrick regained a sense of well-being and hope through the study of birds of prey. Max the horse has helped numerous veterans learn to trust, improve their communication, and increase their self-confidence and self-esteem. Mandi discovered that the intelligence and unconditional love of pigs were exactly what she needed to heal from an abusive past and a disappointing army-training injury. These are just a few of the uplifting stories that are featured in this striking collection. In addition to exploring the unique, lifelong bonds that can develop between veterans and their animal companions, Vets and Pets spotlights extraordinary nonprofits that unite wounded warriors with service and companion animals, including Pets for Patriots, Hooves Marching for Mercy, Horses Helping Heroes, and Avian Veteran Alliance, among others. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Pets for Patriots.
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Author: Ryane E. Englar
Publisher: 5m Books Ltd
Good communication skills provide better clinical outcomes and help avoid minor as well as major mistakes. Approximately 60-80% of negligence claims against vets are related to poor communication, with new graduates especially vulnerable. Communication skills are a growing part of the curriculum in veterinary schools, recognising how fundamental clear communication is to good practice. A Guide to Oral Communication in Veterinary Medicine covers why communication skills are important, the structure of typical communications and suggested approaches, veterinary specific communication pathways, and sample scripts between vet and client. Scenarios covered include everyday communication, dealing with challenging situations, different species, different settings, and communication within the veterinary team. The aim is to instill confidence and competence, build professionalism, and avoid problems. Most current teaching is based on a toolbox approach developed from the human medicine model. However, there is no set standard for teaching methodology, which is why this is primarily a book for students, but also includes a section for educators to provide guidance in this nascent subject.
Author: Robin Truelove Stronk DvmPublish On: 2010-01
In the memoir Vet Noir, a seasoned veterinarian humorously recounts stories of animals she treated and the people who loved them.
Author: Robin Truelove Stronk Dvm
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the memoir Vet Noir, a seasoned veterinarian humorously recounts stories of animals she treated and the people who loved them. Robin Truelove Stronk owned her own veterinary practice in Vermont with her husband for twenty-four years where she often dealt with clients who expected too much, listened too little, arrived too late, and sometimes just fainted. With an entertaining style, Dr. Stronk shares not only her own professional challenges, but also the unique expectations of the animals' owners. From a New England dairy farmer who expected her to strip to the waist to assist his cow with a difficult birth, to the distraught owner who held her guinea pig up to the telephone so the veterinarian could hear the noise her pet was making, Dr. Stronk's anecdotes illuminate the delightful, sometimes tortuous, and very often amusing relationships between a pet, its owner, and the veterinarian. Vet Noir provides a light-hearted glimpse into the world of veterinary medicine where animals are unconditionally loved and the people are kind beyond measure, dedicated, and splendidly appreciative mostly when they are not being quirky, infuriating, and more often than not, unknowingly comical.
Cultural Perspectives on Human-Animal Intimacies John Knight ... Some veterinarians observed that clients, presenting an elderly animal for euthanasia, ...
Author: John Knight
Category: Social Science
Our relationship with animals is complex and contradictory; we hunt, kill and eat them, yet we also love, respect and protect them. This ambivalent relationship is further complicated by the fact that we attribute human emotions and intelligence to animals. We even go as far as likening them to children and treating them as family members. Drawing on a diverse range of case studies, Animals in Person attempts to unravel our close and fascinating link with the animal kingdom. This book highlights the theme of cross-species intimacy in contexts such as livestock care, pet keeping, and the use of animals in tourism. The studies draw on data from different parts of the world, including New Guinea, Nepal, India, Japan, Greece, Britain, The Netherlands and Australia. Animals in Person documents the existence of relations between humans and animals that, in many respects, recall relations among humans themselves.
Boosting it annually produces a stronger immunity for the pet. ... A client might tell you, “The vet said my dog was clipper-burned at your shop,” or “The ...
Author: Kathy Salzberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Business & Economics
From advice on zoning and insurance to pet grooming and health issues, this guide can help you hit the ground running. Learn how to price competitively, attract clients, and build your reputation as a professional groomer, dog walker/pet sitter, or obedience trainer.
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Author: Willem Conradie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A concise yet rigorous introduction to logic and discrete mathematics. This book features a unique combination of comprehensive coverage of logic with a solid exposition of the most important fields of discrete mathematics, presenting material that has been tested and refined by the authors in university courses taught over more than a decade. The chapters on logic - propositional and first-order - provide a robust toolkit for logical reasoning, emphasizing the conceptual understanding of the language and the semantics of classical logic as well as practical applications through the easy to understand and use deductive systems of Semantic Tableaux and Resolution. The chapters on set theory, number theory, combinatorics and graph theory combine the necessary minimum of theory with numerous examples and selected applications. Written in a clear and reader-friendly style, each section ends with an extensive set of exercises, most of them provided with complete solutions which are available in the accompanying solutions manual. Key Features: Suitable for a variety of courses for students in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Extensive, in-depth coverage of classical logic, combined with a solid exposition of a selection of the most important fields of discrete mathematics Concise, clear and uncluttered presentation with numerous examples. Covers some applications including cryptographic systems, discrete probability and network algorithms. Logic and Discrete Mathematics: A Concise Introduction is aimed mainly at undergraduate courses for students in mathematics and computer science, but the book will also be a valuable resource for graduate modules and for self-study.
Relinquishment occurs most commonly due to problem behavior by the animal. ... Genuine interest in the client's pet and their concerns is essential.
Author: Lowell Ackerman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical guide to identifying risks in veterinary patients and tailoring their care accordingly Pet-specific care refers to a practice philosophy that seeks to proactively provide veterinary care to animals throughout their lives, aiming to keep pets healthy and treat them effectively when disease occurs. Pet-Specific Care for the Veterinary Team offers a practical guide for putting the principles of pet-specific care into action. Using this approach, the veterinary team will identify risks to an individual animal, based on their particular circumstances, and respond to these risks with a program of prevention, early detection, and treatment to improve health outcomes in pets and the satisfaction of their owners. The book combines information on medicine and management, presenting specific guidelines for appropriate medical interventions and material on how to improve the financial health of a veterinary practice in the process. Comprehensive in scope, and with expert contributors from around the world, the book covers pet-specific care prospects, hereditary and non-hereditary considerations, customer service implications, hospital and hospital team roles, and practice management aspects of pet-specific care. It also reviews specific risk factors and explains how to use these factors to determine an action plan for veterinary care. This important book: Offers clinical guidance for accurately assessing risks for each patient Shows how to tailor veterinary care to address a patient’s specific risk factors Emphasizes prevention, early detection, and treatment Improves treatment outcomes and provides solutions to keep pets healthy and well Written for veterinarians, technicians and nurses, managers, and customer service representatives, Pet-Specific Care for the Veterinary Team offers a hands-on guide to taking a veterinary practice to the next level of care.