By dimitrios mitrakos @ 15/01/2021 16:26
1. Strong recommendations
When recommending a change in diet, it's important to deliver a strong recommendation to the client. This means, know the why, what and how of the food you recommend for your patient's needs. You need to answer the three questions:
- Why do you recommend this diet?
- What diet do you recommend?
- How will this diet help my pet? How does it work?
Example: "I believe Fluffy would benefit from transitioning onto a renal diet, as her recent blood test showed elevated kidney parameters, and this diet is very likely to reduce the workload on her kidneys, help her gain weight and body condition, and slow the progression of her condition. This diet works by having reduced protein and sodium levels to prevent damage to the kidneys, while also having increased fatty acids and omega 3's and 6's to have an anti-inflammatory effect."
By providing a detailed recommendation and sharing your thinkin...
By dimitrios mitrakos @ 04/12/2020 14:31
Let’s celebrate veterinary nurses…
Veterinary Nurses are the glue that holds the veterinary team together, from diagnostic imaging to monitoring general anaesthesia to providing first aid and patient TLC. Veterinary nurses have an active role in every area of the veterinary clinic and are passionate individuals on providing excellent care to their patients, i.e. your pets.
Those who have made it on this list have done so for their consistently inspirational and educational instagram posts, not just based on follower count (follower numbers correct at time of writing).
The below list is in order of followers, but these veterinary nurses and technicians deserve to be celebrated for their:
Passion for teaching and educating other veterinary professionals and pet owners
Advocating for patient and animal welfare
A drive to influence and nurture positive working environments and teamwork
Encouraging every member of this profes...
By dimitrios mitrakos @ 11/08/2020 15:33
By Meg Richards RVN
It’s the worst part of the job right? But they don’t really tell you that when you sign up. They don’t tell you you’ll drive home crying over that patient you lost, or over that family who gave you a big hug and a thank you for taking care of their pet in those last moments. We know it comes with the job, but we don’t know what to expect. I think it’s something that isn’t really covered enough in the Veterinary Nurse course syllabus. Surely we should be taught extensively how to look after our clients, pets, ourselves and each other during some of the most emotional scenarios that our career presents?
As Veterinary Nurses, we may jump from a second vaccination for a gorgeous new puppy, to monitoring an anaesthetic for a cat spay, to restraining a patient for a blood sample, to taking a phone call from an aggressive client, to performing CPR on a crashing patient that you’ve co...
By dimitrios mitrakos @ 23/07/2020 08:44
I have wanted to discuss this in a post for a while now. Unfortunately, there are many inflammatory posts circulating via social media that suggest charity veterinary practices use euthanasia in an “off the cuff” manner. I believe it would be beneficial to discuss some of the factors that are considered before a serious decision like euthanasia is made.
These are my own personal opinions that have been formed by working in a variety of environments and veterinary practices, in addition to knowledge I have obtained during my completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and current studying of my BSc Top Up Degree in Veterinary Nursing. This is not to be perceived as veterinary advice nor is it to be interpreted as a replacement for any form of decision-making process. Each veterinarian will make their own decisions prior to undertaking or advising a treatment option including euthanasia.
Many veterinary charity organisati...
By dimitrios mitrakos @ 14/06/2020 15:35
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