By Nicola Ackerman

The Consulting Veterinary Nurse is a useful resource of data for all veterinary nurses constructing and carrying out their very own nursing clinics in small animal perform. From the fundamentals of developing the consulting room to operating and advertising person clinics, this ebook offers a entire assurance of the position of the consulting veterinary nurse. a wide element of the ebook information particular clinics run by way of nurses, together with dietary exams, behavioural clinics, dog events, seasonal info campaigns, senior puppy clinics and clinical clinics for a whole diversity of stipulations from arthritis and dental difficulties to epilepsy and melanoma. A bankruptcy particularly on rabbit clinics is usually included.

Written by means of an skilled senior veterinary nurse, this can be a very important advisor for all veterinary nurses looking to advance their consulting function and give a contribution successfully to the long term good fortune in their practice.


  • Provides a complete consultant to the position of the consulting veterinary nurse
  • Details particular dietary, clinical and behavioural clinics run via nurses
  • Includes recommendation on presentation, advertising and marketing and speaking with clients
  • Discusses patron compliance and inner approach and protocol
  • Contains pattern nutrition heritage sheets and unit conversion charts to be used in practice
  • Endorsed through the British Veterinary Nursing Association

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Closing the consultation When closing the consultation the aim is to summarise the decisions that have been agreed on, and to arrange future appointments. It can also be useful to confirm that the owner is happy with any instructions for any medications that have been dispensed or diets recommended. Make sure the client has details of how to contact you by phone or e-mail, and also write your name down again. Many people will still forget what you initially told them, as they are understandably worried about their pet.

Food and Feeding 49 are not an accurate reflection of a wild dog’s diet, as dogs scavenge, and also consume the skin, hair and other soft tissues of their prey. Bones can also be detrimental to gastrointestinal health, and uncooked meats can contain harmful bacteria. The domesticated dogs of today have lost some of their natural immunity, and this kind of diet can therefore give them gastrointestinal upsets. Why does my animal have diarrhoea when it changes diet? Sudden changes in diet can cause transient diarrhoea.

85%) or water Microscope Spatula to spread out the faecal matter Worm egg counts using the modified McMaster egg count technique are commonly performed. Other methods of confirming parasite presence can be achieved by flotation methods, larval culture, Baermann techniques or faecal sedimentation techniques. A full faecal analysis will identify whether there are any undigested materials such as fats and proteins in the faeces; this can show whether there is a possible maldigestion or absorption disorder.

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