Trish Farry, CVN, AVN, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia & Analgesia), TAA GCHEd | School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland, Australia
Wendy Goodwin, BVSc, PhD, FANZCVS (Veterinary Anaesthesia, Critical Care) | School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland, Australia
With adequate preparation and understanding of the unique physiologic and anatomic differences involved, anesthetists can provide excellent care for pediatric patients. This article highlights these aspects of anesthesia in pediatric patients.
Sarah Kolb, RVT, VTS (Clinical Practice–Exotic Companion Animals) | Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center | Iowa State University
This article provides an overview of rabbit dentistry. Topics discussed include anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity; causes, clinical signs, and treatment of dental disease; diagnostic modalities; and prevention of dental disease.
Stephanie Gilliam, RVT, BS, CCRP, VTS (Neurology) | University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center
Intervertebral disc herniation is the most common spinal disease in dogs. This article discusses the pathophysiology, signs, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition, as well as nursing care and rehabilitation.
Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) | Adobe Animal Hospital | Los Altos, California
Less than 6% of dogs and cats that experience cardiopulmonary arrest survive to discharge. The veterinary team needs to be well trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and be ready to deliver it. Key aspects include preparedness and prevention, basic and advanced life support, monitoring, and postarrest care.
Doxorubicin is one of the most dangerous chemotherapeutics used in veterinary oncology. However, it is also one of the most common and efficacious treatments for several types of canine and feline cancer. This article provides an overview of doxorubicin’s uses and precautions to take when administering it.
H. Edward Durham, Jr, CVT, RVT, LATG, VTS (Cardiology) | Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine | St. Christopher and Nevis, West Indies
Body cavity centesis is a valuable and effective treatment for removal of large effusions. Although veterinarians generally perform centesis, it is important for veterinary technicians to be knowledgeable about the techniques used to properly prepare, assist with, and monitor these patients.