DiagnosticsBiomarkers such as CRP are likely to play an increasing role in the care of companion animals, as they provide information that may not be available with routine laboratory testing.
DiagnosticsDespite the ever-expanding assortment of diagnostic tests becoming available, do not overlook simple, practical, and affordable diagnostic tests. When performed correctly, these economical tests provide a wealth of information to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Whether clients are using at-home DNA tests to satiate pure curiosity about their pet’s breed or as a means to uncover health predispositions, veterinarians should be part of the process as a means of information.
DiagnosticsInadequately diagnosed and treated acute pain can result in serious, lifelong physiologic and psychologic consequences. Implementation of pain assessment tools can improve a veterinary hospital’s success in pain management.
DiagnosticsClients might be asking you about vaccine titers before opting into vaccinations. Give them the full rundown on what titers do and don't cover.
DiagnosticsUltrasound-guided sampling techniques are relatively safe, low cost, minimally invasive techniques for obtaining diagnostic tissue samples.
Continuous glucose monitors for companion animals with diabetes have become more commonplace in veterinary medicine as the advancement and affordability have progressed past more traditional methods.