It’s s new year and the academy of physical rehabilitation veterinary technicians is excited! We have received six applications from qualified candidates, which is validation of a need in our specialty for additional credentialing for expert veterinary technicians. Each of them has worked extremely hard with their veterinarian mentors and asked very good questions to help the class of 2019. We thank you and best of luck, we hope to see you at the examination in Las Vegas in August,
The pre-application deadline has also passed and we look forward to working with the future class of 2019. For those who are still considering joining in future application cycles, make sure to read the updated version of the Academy bylaws which will be released after our first annual business meeting at VMX-NAVC in Orlando, Florida. Will you be there? We will!
What’s happening at VMX-NAVC?
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Finally, we can’t thank our sponsors enough for their support. Please read for more about how Assisi loop and Respond Systems veterinary laser is helping a Pigmy Goat named Windy in our Blog posting recover from extensive burn wounds - Windy is breezing through healing with these modalities!
Signalment: Burn wounds to the dorsum of her coat secondary to wildfire
Medications: topical cream - Animal Scents
Therapeutic Modalities: Low level laser therapy (Respond Systems 2400VS, 500mW, 808nm and Assisi Animal Health tPEMF 2.0 20cm loop
Therapeutic laser every 2-3 days until healing, 2-3 Joules per cm2, frequency 172pps-584pps)
tPEMF q4-6 hours until healing observed
Summary: Windy presented for therapeutic laser services to assist in healing the large wound on her back. She was severely burned by a wildfire and remained in the care of a veterinarian for 4 weeks prior to presentation who performed initial wound management. Oral medications included Meloxican PO SID (mg/kg not discussed as patient's oral medications were being managed by the large animal veterinarian). It was recommended for Windy to start Gabapentin 10mg/kg PO q8-12 hours for pain and to check with her primary care provider but owner declined. The wound is kept covered by a blanket after application of over the counter topical cream (Animal Scents) and cleaned with baby wipes BID. When possible the wound is left without a covering to allow air to it. When covered, the blanket also served to protect Windy's back from the other goats in the household from jumping on her back. At the time of this writing Windy is receiving therapeutic laser every 2-3 days and tPEMF at least SID (up to TID when possible) and will continue until healed. We have seen remarkable progress since starting treatments December 14th, 2017.