Accredited Veterinary Nurses VNCA Conference
At the recent Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) Conference our Nurse Priscilla received her Registration as an Accredited Veterinary Nurse (the equivalent of Registered Nurse).
The Accreditation Scheme is new to our Veterinary System and Lake Road Veterinary Hospital is proud to be at the forefront of the Accreditation Scheme with two of our nurses now having accreditation, Priscilla and Sonya.
Accredited Nurses wear a numbered badge with Accredited Veterinary Nurse and their names are entered in the VCNA/AVA register.
Accredited Nurses commit to ongoing education as well as being leaders in their profession.
The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia Conference
Last week nurses, Brooke, Shannen, Priscilla and Sonya attended the VNCA in Queensland. The girls had a great time. They heard about the news in Veterinary Nursing, learnt some new skills, matched their skills against nurses from other practices, won a few goodies-stethoscopes, cat food etc, and generally had a good time. They are back at work this week refreshed and ready to try out their latest skills.
Left-Sonya learning to intubate a koala and Priscilla learning to intubate birds.
Right- Brooke constructing an animal skeleton
Shannen preparing operating instruments blindfolded
Exotic and Pocket Pet Month
During the month of April Lake Road Vet Hospital is offering free Preventative Health Checks for your Exotic Pets and Pocket Pets.
Health checks include checking their teeth for breaks and decay, checking their ears for signs of infection, checking their vital signs for any sign that things are not right and generally checking your pet over to for any outward signs of illness.
Lake Road Vet Hospital encourages Preventative Care so vaccinations, and parasite prevention are important and desexing especially if pocket pets are kept in close quarters.
Left-Joella and Monty
Sometimes it takes a while for us to bring our birthday cakes to you but when we do they are great!
Here is Kyla’s birthday cake. Montanna is sharing the photo with her. It’s a great photo of both of them!
We all hope you had a wonderful birthday, Kyla!
Dental Check Ups
Recently Isaiah Williams came in for a dental check and had his teeth cleaned. Don’t they look great. Isaiah certainly thinks so!
His teeth look whiter than white now and Isaiah is proud to show them off!
Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, both are toxic to dogs and cats. The darker the chocolate, the higher the risk.
Toxicity depends on the type of chocolate. White and milk chocolate will generally cause less serious signs of upset like stomach upset and diarrhea, while dark and cooking chocolate, even small amounts, can cause heart issues and death.
Signs of chocolate toxicity include excessive thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, racing heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, tremors and seizures.