These tips can really help your veterinarian (Proceedings)
Nov 01, 2010
CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS
Veterinary dermatology is a relatively straight forward aspect of veterinary medicine to deal with because the diseased organ is able to be visualized and palpated by the veterinarian but also by the technician and owner. The technician can and should play an integral role in cases with skin disease. The technician can help save the doctors time as well as greatly increase client compliance. The goal of this presentation is to learn valuable techniques for helping the veterinarian deal more successfully with skin and ear cases.
My impression of what is missing in most exam rooms are multiple clean otoscope cones so that each ear of any size can be examined with a clean cone. Also cones need to be properely cleaned prior to use. This is done by scrubbing then the cone is placed in an effective disinfectant for at least ten minutes then rinsed and allowed to dry. Another common problem is poorly charged hand held otoscopes in clinics that do not have wall mounted otoscopes.