Cathy Barnette is a practicing small animal veterinarian, freelance writer, and contributor to XPrep Learning Solutions. She is passionate about both veterinary medicine and education, working to provide helpful information to veterinary teams and the general public. She enjoys spending time in nature with her family and leading a Girl Scout troop in her free time.
Whether you’re a vet or a vet tech, stepping into an operating room for the first time may seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be! You already have all of the technical knowledge necessary to prepare an operating room successfully, but there are some nuances that you don’t want to forget. In this video, you’ll…
While we all enter this field with the goal of helping patients, it soon becomes apparent that not all of our patients want or appreciate our help! Many pets become stressed in the veterinary hospital, and this stress can be especially pronounced in cats. Not only is stress unpleasant for our patients, it can make…
In your veterinary career, you will probably see many pets in need of dental care. Some clients will follow your recommendations, while others may forego complete dental care in favor of anesthesia-free dentistry. Your job is to educate clients on the differences between these two options, in the hopes that they will make the best decisions for their pets.
are affected by congenital heart disease. Although these conditions are uncommon, they can have a significant impact on affected dogs.
Although dental extractions are a relatively routine, everyday part of general practice, they are not without risk!
When you think of systemic diseases that you’ll encounter as a vet, you probably envision diagnosing those conditions on the basis of a thorough physical exam, screening blood tests, and other body-wide diagnostics. In some cases, however, a thorough ophthalmologic exam will be all that is needed to provide you with a strong suspicion of a systemic disease.