Pets requiring surgical procedures are very common in most veterinary practices. Often times, intervention may be the only solution to alleviate the pain and discomfort felt by animals. While surgical intervention is deemed necessary depending on the severity of the problem, not much emphasis is placed on rehabilitation, which could be even more important than […]
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There are many reasons why a fracture can occur, and they are common amongst cats and dogs. Many pets become victims of traumatic incidents. Being hit by a vehicle or falling from a tall tree are some of the common examples, however it’s worth noting the instances where bones weaken whether with age or cancerous […]
Stifle problems are very common in dogs. One of the most common injuries includes the rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament. Understanding the anatomy of the cruciate ligament is critical both in properly treating the injury and communicating the issues with clients. Anatomy The stifle has 4 ligaments (2 cruciates and 2 collaterals) and […]
We see lots of animals each day, with complaints ranging from simple issues to more complex problems requiring surgery to fix. Dog breeds come in different sizes, but the toy and miniature breeds can sometimes share a common condition. Luxating patellae is a condition where the patella is dislodged from its usual position in […]
The cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) is one of a dog’s most important stabilizers that are found inside the stifle joint. The human equivalent is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This ligament prevents the tibia from thrusting forward and internally rotating as well as position sensing through the golgi tendon apparatus located within the cranial […]
Some states require veterinarians to complete minimum hours of continuing education to renew their licenses. While the number of hours vary depending on the state, and CE can be a big help to veterinary practice, a contentious issue on whether Contemporary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine (CAVM) is significant in continuing education in the field of […]
Just like human beings, animals can suffer from illnesses and medical conditions that will require treatment and sometimes surgical procedures. One of these is known as perineal urethrostomy also referred to as PU. In medical terms, “tomy” means opening. Thus, this procedure means to create an opening in the urethra, with the incision located in […]
Veterinarians have many challenges to tackle. One of the biggest issues veterinarians face is having the confidence to perform surgeries. This isn’t surprising since surgeries come with the risk of infection, injury, and even death, especially risks from major procedures. However, vets have to realize that their lack of confidence in their surgical technique can actually make them less […]
Many veterinarians think that attending seminars is a waste of time and money. But, if you’re a vet, you have to realize that this isn’t really the case. In fact, attending veterinary seminars should be one of your priorities since doing so lets you enjoy the following benefits: Learn about new methods and technology […]
Like many other professions, registered veterinary technicians or RVTs should seek continuing education (CE) even after they have graduated and obtained their diploma and other requirements. By continuing to learn, they’ll sharpen their skills and knowledge and become more adept in their job. They’ll also be updated about the latest news and trends in the […]