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Veterinarian Technician November 2009 (Vol 30, No 11)

Bonus Tech Tips (November 2009)

    Our practice has monthly meetings that include the entire staff. We discuss new protocols and medications, review diseases and parasites, and analyze recent cases. When someone returns from a seminar, he or she will discuss the event with the rest of the staff. We have a large practice, so monthly meetings allow us to get together and share our knowledge.

    Jennifer Walters
    Perry, NY

    When we administer barium to dogs, the patients often get antsy and the barium ends up everywhere. To lessen the mess, we place an inexpensive rain poncho on the dog before the barium is administered.

    Melissa Powell
    Rochester, NY

    In our surgery room, we try to keep things neatly organized so they can be found easily. We use hardware organizers for the needles, eye and ear medications, syringes, and scalpel blades. Instruments that are autoclaved are kept in a separate hardware organizer so they can be located when needed.

    The technicians at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care , Mosinee, WI

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