Happy Easter! 🐰🐣
I hope you all are having a great weekend! It’s so nice to be at home with my family (especially my kitties!) 💞 Tomorrow marks the start of 2 weeks’ holiday for me before I start clinical rotations. These last 14 weeks have been a crazy rollercoaster and there were definitely a few times where I felt like I wouldn’t be able to get through it, but I did and I’m really proud of myself for all the study I did (+ 5 exams) and can not wait to get into clinics and put my knowledge and skills to work. I’m going to give myself a bit of a break before I start revising and prepping for clinics. My first rotation is shelter medicine and I’ve done placement there previously so I’m feeling good ✅
What do you guys have planned for the holidays?
In my defense, the red cage is an injured kitten that I’m just keeping for tonight until he goes to a rescue tomorrow, but omg y’all this is a new level 😂
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Saturday night out 🖤 all about that 90s RnB Love & thankful for a few great days off the clock! Getting ready to slay away through another week full of education and shifts 💕👩🏽⚕️ #nurselife#weekendvibes#party
Love my career ! The story behind this little homie: a client brought him in after finding him and his deceased litter mates behind a trash can. The girl wouldn’t give much detail about him and didn’t want much to do with him. Despite being extremely malnourished, dehydrated, parasite infested and riddled with respiratory issues; he was such a little prince. He wanted so desperately to play and ( despite a sneezy nose ) he wanted so badly to kiss everyone. I’ve never met a feline like this little dude. Nothing stopped him and he was fully recovered and released from quarantine within weeks! @vetmedworld
Happy Easter! I hope that you have a wonderful holiday filled with lots of chocolate and quality time with your family!
Around the Easter holiday, many people are interested in purchasing rabbits. They're cute and sweet little balls of fluff, and while it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of getting a pet rabbit, it’s important to first assess whether or not you can truly provide a good forever home to a bunny.
Unfortunately, many people buy rabbits around this time of the year, but end up taking them into an animal shelter once they realise that owning a rabbit requires a long term commitment financially and in terms of responsibility. It's important to do your research into what it takes to look after a pet before bringing one into your home.
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Post #2 answering your questions about graduating, feat. turtle that was hit by a car, but came off with only a few tiny scratches! 🐢
Q: How to pick the best practice for your first job?
A: My recommendations would be to pick somewhere with multiple different vets, preferably of different ages and backgrounds. Everyone practices medicine differently and learning from lots of people means you can pick and choose their best methods when developing your own style. Also after an interview, ask to spend a day or two shadowing the vet to get a more authentic view of how the clinic operates. Try to pick a clinic that is progressive and updates their practices as medicine develops, which it constantly is. And don't panic choose - your first offer isn't always the best one, so have faith in yourself and look around.
Q: Should you open your own veterinary clinic or work with another doctor to improve your skills?
A: Absolutely you should learn how to be a good vet BEFORE you try learning to be a business owner. I would spend at least the first year or two getting used to clinic working life before thinking about branching into ownership. Never underestimate the work load of starting your own business. #graduate#vet#veterinarian#doctor#vetnurse#vettech#vetstudent#medicine#surgery#newgrad#hospital#student#education#share#vetmed#turtle#wildlife#brisbane#australianwildlife#wildlifevet
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Not everything about surgery “sparks joy”, and unfortunately maintenance isn’t the most exciting aspect of #surgery or anesthesia; but it’s necessary to know the “basics” before you jump into this exciting aspect of #vetmed .
So, what’s up with the white and purple cat litter canister attached to your #anesthesia machine? Tis #Soda Lime.
Soda lime is used with rebreathing circuits and absorbs CO2 in order to provide stable inhalant anesthetics. It’s important to not only be familiar with what Soda Lime is, and it’s mechanisms of use; but ensure you are familiar with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Most manufacturer’s recommend 6-10 hours of use over a specific time period. As in, if you haven’t used the Soda Lime and anesthetic machine in several weeks or months; it will be best to change the Soda Lime prior to attaching a patient to the anesthetic machine. This is because dehydrated Soda Lime cannot appropriately absorb CO2.
Changing the Soda Lime too early can lead to unnecessary waste of money, time and resources and changing the Soda Lime too late will result in the recirculation of expired CO2.
If you don’t track anesthetic unit use time, 50% color change is generally recommended or if hypercapnia is observed frequently.
How does Soda Lime change color? Magic and pH. That being said, some Soda Lime may revert back to its original color after some time and in this situation, it should still be changed. As well, if the Soda Lime is dehydrated, it will not be able to change color without moisture.
Most practices should reach 6-10 hours of anesthesia time on a weekly basis, so it is important to your patients to ensure that this is on your weekly check list.
Ah the bestest of friends ft. London the hedgehog ❤️ (Credit: @wat.ki)
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We have a new option to help calm our canine companions when they have a mani/ pedi done! We call it The Doggie Lift or Sling. Your dog is placed in a special lifting harness. Two suspension ropes safely and comfortably suspend your dog from the ground so they have nothing to push off from. This also helps with dogs who prefer less restraint. Unfortunately the Sling doesn’t work for cats as they are ninjas and will ninja kick their way out of the sling. *see our next post for a video of the sling in action*
Smiling SO hard because I just attended the coolest wet lab hosted by our student emergency and critical care club! 🙌🏼 We learned how to place intravenous catheters, venous cut downs on jugular and saphenous veins, intubation, penrose drain placement, urinary catheters and more! I love being able to practice clinical skills and realized that this experience doesn’t even compare to learning about it on paper — definitely will be taking advantage of more of these opportunities!! I’ve always disregarded them in the past because I felt like it would take away from study time, but I learn so much more during these hands-on labs. Also shoutout to @shriekingsiren21 for her bomb demo on penrose placement!! ✨
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A really great and informative post by @kate.the.vet 👍🏼👩🏼⚕️ “Do you know why surgery at one clinic may cost $100 while at another it may cost $1000? No, it's not because the second clinic is ripping you off. There are so many variables when it comes to surgical procedures. In human medicine, you wouldn't expect to have the same treatment in a rural developing country, as you would from a top specialist with a two year waiting list. In vet medicine, higher costs typically allow for higher standard of care which may include a pre-anaesthetic blood test, more select anaesthetic drugs, fluid therapy, advanced blood pressure/cardiac/respiratory monitoring, better sterile equipment, better pain relief and post-op recovery, and more experienced surgeons, resulting in lower risk and stress to our patients. While there is definitely a place for low cost medicine, it does not mean that the more expensive places are ripping you off, but that the cheap places have compromised to offer discounted care. I always recommend chatting to your vet when you receive a quote to see what's included in the procedure. In a perfect world, only gold standard care would exist for both humans and animals, but unfortunately this isn't the reality. Maybe one day! 😷🏪👩⚕️”