May 2017

  • Be prepared for the next canine dystocia emergency. 
  • 6 tips to get the most out of team meetings.
  • Running on empty? How to reach out for help.
Table of Contents May 2017

Quiz: Anesthesia Monitoring

Multiparameter patient monitoring is crucial for keeping anesthetized patients safe. Test your knowledge to make sure you know what the monitor is saying—and when it is wrong.

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Anesthetic Monitoring: Interpreting the Readings

Anesthetic monitors are a useful addition to the veterinary practice but require careful attention by the veterinary nurse. Discover tips for determining what monitor readings mean and for troubleshooting when the monitor is wrong.

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Change Practice Culture with Transformational Leadership

From embracing change to motivating followers, transformational leaders are key for developing successful, high-performing veterinary practices and teams. Explore these tips for embracing transformational change in your practice.

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Quiz: Preventing & Addressing Toxic Teams

Tolerating team members’ toxic behaviors can gravely impact the practice culture and even affect practice profitability. Take this quiz to test your readiness to respond to these dysfunctional behaviors.

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A tetracyclic antidepressant, mirtazapine is primarily used as an appetite stimulant and antiemetic in dogs and cats. This brief summary highlights uses, side effects, and precautions.

How to Seek Help for Mental Health

Everyday stressors can leave us all susceptible to burnout, compassion fatigue, or other emotional problems. Take these steps to reach out for help.

Team Meetings: Treasure Trove or Waste of Time?

Are your team meetings boring or brilliant? Get the most out of every meeting with these 6 tips.

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Canine Dystocia

Difficult or prolonged parturition is a reproductive emergency requiring properly timed medical and surgical interventions. Review key points related to diagnosis and treatment of dystocia.

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360-Degree Performance Evaluations

360-degree evaluations include input from peers, supervisors, and the team member being reviewed, which can provide a complete picture of team member performance.

Communicating Pet Health Information to Veterinary Clients

Tailoring communication to each client can alleviate stress, promote a mutual understanding, and improve compliance. Discover why a client’s health literacy matters.

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The Biting Facts About Fleas

Understanding the flea life cycle is critical to formulate an effective plan for controlling these parasites. Separate flea fact from fiction.

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Veterinary Team Brief delivers practical skills for team-based medicine—with clinical strategies for team training, peer-reviewed credibility, concise content, essential training modules, and easy-to-implement protocols. From the publisher of Clinician's Brief.