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Handling Client Calls About Possible Toxicities: 5 Tips for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - September 20, 2021 at 12:27 PM

Clients and non-clients alike often call veterinary clinics about possible toxicity concerns. In most cases, the receptionists answer these calls and then forward them to a vet tech for evaluation.

Your job, as the vet tech, is to triage the client’s concern and determine whether the pet needs veterinary care. In some cases, it will be obvious that the client’s concern is unfounded and the item that the pet ate does not pose a risk. In other cases, however, the correct solution will not be so clear. 

When in doubt, you can always ask the veterinarian for a recommendation.

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Word Problem: Did This Dog Get A Toxic Dose Of Chocolate?

by Lori Hehn - December 21, 2016 at 8:12 AM

“Jackie,” a 4-year old Maltese mix presents to your clinic after ingesting a full milk chocolate bar about 20 minutes ago. This means he consumed about 1.55 ounces according to the package the owner brought.

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