|Posted by petemergencyclinic on September 19, 2014 at 6:05 PM|
Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,
Did you know that the word "doctor" translates in Latin to "teacher?"
So, I suppose you could say that we veterinarians are all teachers in some sense of the word. While most of us do not attempt to teach a large bunch of active children in a formal classroom, we definitely teach and explain pet disease and preventive care to clients one at a time.
Of course, it is important for any teacher to have the latest data to teach in order to get a good product.
I was fortunate to spend most of last week at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium in Indianapolis. Along with about 2000 fellow ER veterinarians from all over the world, I was instructed in the latest in ER veterinary medicine. My approximately 30 classroom and lab hours, were extremely rewarding, and all of the new updated materials presented were very exciting.
There are more than I can begin to list, but some of the new info I brought back to better help your pets include the following:
CPR- when a pet has a cardiac arrest, it is always a difficult situaton. But the latest standardized methods may improve results and give your CPR pet a better chance.
Heart Disease Emergencies- There are a few new improved handlings for pets with heart disease on emergency that we will be using.
Pet Nursing Care- The latest on caring for very sick pets in-hospital was presented and we will put it to use.
Pet Seizures- Learned new information about pet seizure medicine that will help these distressed pets.
Disc disease- the latest update on treatments that will help dogs with injured backs that may result in paralysis.
Ultrasound in trauma- There are new ways that this cool machine is able to help injured pets. The presenter of this course is actually teaching human physicians similar techniques for use in the human ER.
We at Pet Emergency Clinic are committed to bringing you, the awesome pet owner, the best we can give you. The above should help to do that.
It will allow us to be even better "teachers."
You CAN do something about pet illness.
That is all.
Dr. John Emerson, Pet Emergency Clinic