Leroy the Magnificent! Leroy is showing off his bag of tricks. He is doing wonderful after a rough start this year. He sees Dr. Duncan.
"Thank you, Mick, for taking such good care of me in recovery after my dental!" Coco giving Mick lots of love, & Mick loves every minute of it!
Exam Room Team Members, (ERTs) have many different responsibilities. To the pet's family, the ERT is the friendly and familiar face that welcomes the pet and their family into the exam room. They listen to the concerns that the family has about the pet.
Last October, Mary Anne Witfield was asleep in her bed with her cat Samantha, also known as Sam, when she was startled awake. There was an intruder in her home and he was pulling her out of her bed.
“He was yelling and he began to shake me,” said Mary Anne, “and then out of my peripheral vision I saw a black shadow flying through the air. It was Sam! She attached herself to the man’s face and dug in her claws. She would not let go!”
The shock of the pain caused the intruder to release Mary Anne, but little Sam stayed firmly attached.
By: Gretchen Harwell, RVT
The veterinary technician program I attended assigns either a cat or a dog to each student for an entire school year. Each student is responsible for monitoring the pet’s weight to make sure they’re on the right diet, to socialize the pet, to give it a physical once a week, and then to either adopt the pet or find it a home at the end of the year. By about two weeks in, most students are in love with their pets and there’s no doubt who will be adopting them.
By: Dr. Amy Plankenhorn
Last spring, Susan Key noticed that her 11-year-old cat Griffin was becoming a lot more talkative. He was howling every morning and begging for food. She had struggled with keeping his excess weight controlled for a long time, but he started unexpectedly losing weight despite a big appetite. His annual comprehensive physical exam came due, and sure enough, he had lost a pound since his previous visit. His heart rate was elevated. Blood testing confirmed our suspicions – he had hyperthyroidism.