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4.1.21 Web shutterstock 489978247 Vitali Michkou The Class of 2021 Is Coming and We Aren't Ready for It

The Class of 2021 Is Coming and We Aren’t Ready for It

POST SUMMARY: Each year a new class of veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and veterinary nurses enter the workforce to much triumph and applause. Their cutting-edge knowledge, career passion, and dedication bring a booster shot of energy into our profession. While we are in desperate need of this booster, like any vaccination, are we too sick to …

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Step-by-Step Guide to Making an Enteral Nutrition Plan

Step-by-Step Guide to Making an Enteral Nutrition Plan

Nutrition is an important consideration when managing critically ill patients. Depending on the patient’s condition (e.g., pancreatitis or parvoviral enteritis), early enteral nutritional support can play a crucial role in improving outcomes, increasing chances of survival, and reducing the time to discharge.1-3  For many patients, nutritional support should be started as soon as possible. Assisted …

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Compliance Strategies for the Obese Patient

Obesity is a complex nutritional disorder that remains challenging to address and manage for veterinarians and clients alike. Successful weight-loss programs often require comprehensive management beyond a standard diet and exercise program. The most common and clinically applicable way to diagnose obesity or overweight status is by using a body condition score. Dr. Linder is …

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Alpaca Whisperer of Wisconsin: The Fascinating Story of Audrey Hackbarth’s Love for Alpacas

Meet Audrey Hackbarth, the “Alpaca Whisperer” who has turned her passion for these four-legged, furry friends into a full-time endeavor. Her story began in 2010 when a severe car accident left her housebound. Her husband Mark, looking for a way to cheer her up, bought her a baby alpaca named Chiquita to keep her company. …

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