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Why it is important to conduct pre-anaesthetic blood tests?
A full patient examination performed by the Veterinarian may not be enough to detect an underlining issue and unfortunately illnesses or diseases can go unnoticed. Pre-anaesthetic blood tests can check the kidney and liver function, presence of low red blood cell (anaemia), infection or inflammatory disease (high white blood cell count), dehydration (high red blood cell count and high total protein levels).
It is important to know the names and what increased and decreased values could mean to a patient in your nursing care.
WSV18-0105
SVA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
EVOLVING YOUR PRACTICE TO BE FIT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
M. Moran1
1Vets in Business Limited, The Head Honcho, Bridgwater, United Kingdom
EVOLVING YOUR PRACTICE TO BE FIT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Mark Moran, BSc. MBA Vets in Business Limited Ashcott, TA7 9QS Somerset, United Kingdom mark@vetsinbusiness.co.uk
In this session we will look at how successful organizations, with strong reputations for the service they deliver, have achieved that success
What type of practice are you?
When we ask this question of a veterinary practice the most common answers describe the practice in “our” terms;
“A Veterinary Hospital” - “A well equipped General Practice” - “A Mixed Practice”
When we ask this question of our customers the most common answers describe the practice in “their” terms;
“They care about my pet” - “They are kind and considerate” - “They are convenient to get to”
“They offer appointments at times to suit me”
Our customers’ answers describe the practice in terms of its values; not in terms of its facilities
Your Practice’s values?
Your practice is unique
The services that you offer to your clients reflect the
skills and expertise of all of the staff
The standards of service that you provide will reflect the
values of your Partner(s)
So, we need to be clear about what the “core values” of your practice actually are. Take the time to try to verbalise those that are important to you, such that you can share them with your staff and your clients.
Many businesses, including vet practices will create a short phrase or sentence that sums up their values, as well as a more detailed description of just what is important to them.
Your Singapore, the Tropical Garden City
   TEST
  HIGH
  LOW
   ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE (ALPKP)
Liver disease such as Cushing’s, active bone growth (seen in young pets)
     CREATININE (CREA)
  Kidney disease
    Overhydration
   BLOOD GLUCOSE (GLU)
 Diabetes, stress (seen in cats)
   Liver disease, infection or certain tumours.
   AMINOTRANSFERASE (ALT)
 Liver Cell injury/damage
      TOTAL PROTIEN (TP)
Dehydration, inflammato- ry condition
  Decreased liver function, blood loss, gastrointestinal loss and kidney loss
   BLOOD UREA NITROGEN (BUN)
 Kidney disease or dehy- dration
   Liver disease
   PACKED CELL VOLUME (PCV)
  Dehydration, marrow cancer
    Anaemia
 References
The Animal Industries Resource Centre Course materials – Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
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