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Meetup - Community Education Project PDF Print E-mail
Written by KaLee R. Pasek   
Friday, March 04, 2011 10:52 AM


A Community Education Project

As an educator for the veterinary community, I guess this project came naturally for me. I have been teaching RVTs formally for over ten years, but organized client education? Formal educator or not, we all teach clients daily. A well-versed Veterinary Family Practitioner spends most of his or her day educating. “This is what I see on physical exam, these are some of the things it could be, these are the etiologies..etc.” How many times have you and your technician had the flea talk, the new puppy talk? Why not spill the beans to the whole community? People empowered with information make better pet owners and more compliant clients. This idea can be a win-win situation for both you and your community.

Last Updated on Friday, March 04, 2011 12:54 PM
El visto del otro lado PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robin Sturtz   
Friday, September 24, 2010 07:16 AM

(The view from the other side)

The concept of the human-animal bond (HAB) as a major factor in veterinary medicine has evolved over a period of time. While there has always been an informal recognition of the importance of that bond (Rome was reportedly founded by twins raised by wolves), we certainly have refined and re-examined this idea over recent years. We now relate the bond to our ability to practice medicine, and recognize it as a major factor in how we deal with both patients and clients.

Last Updated on Friday, September 24, 2010 08:55 AM
Hospice Resources PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joan Byard   
Friday, September 10, 2010 07:53 AM

There was an informative newsletter issue of The Latham Letter (http://www.icraeastbay.org/LL_08_FA.pdf) devoted to veterinary hospice care.  It is Volume XXIX, Number 4, Fall, 2008.

A very good book on the subject is Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care: Making Health Decisions on Behalf of Our Animal Companions by Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya, DVM.  My clients and a few veterinarians in my area love it.  Here's a link:  http://www.kindredspiritkindredcare.com/book.html.

CD proceedings of both the 1st and 2nd International Symposiums on Veterinary Hospice Care held at UC Davis can be purchased from the Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets, website:  www.pethospice.org.

Last Updated on Friday, September 24, 2010 02:25 PM
2nd Chance for Pets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Association   
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 04:04 PM


Thousands of companion animals are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters each year simply because their human caregivers died or became ill and made no arrangements for the continuous care of their pets. What will happen to your pets if they outlive you?

Ensure lifetime care for your pets

Last Updated on Thursday, July 14, 2011 01:50 PM
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Written by Rich Bennett   
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 03:10 PM

The Veterinary Family Practice Credo:

Listens and Educates

  • clients
  • patients
  • the community
  • other professionals



  • a positive and rewarding relationship with clients and patients
  • a positive and rewarding relationship between people and pets



  • access to quality cost-effective care
  • quality of life for pets within the family and community
  • wellness and maximum health
  • advocacy, representation and leadership in Veterinary Family Practice
  • the science and art of Veterinary Family Practice
  • the high standards of Veterinary Family Practice
Last Updated on Monday, October 04, 2010 07:32 PM

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