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Vet Anesthesia Technician Hernando MS

The representatives agreed to speak candidly with me to help Veterinary Practice News readers avoid 10 common anesthetic complications. For this purpose, we imagined 10 scenarios.

Coldwater Animal Hospital
(662) 622-7673
457 Commerce St
Coldwater, MS

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Open Arms Animal Hospital PA
(662) 393-8872
6760 Hurt Rd
Horn Lake, MS

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Snowden Grove Animal Hospital
(662) 536-1916
5165 Getwell Rd
Southaven, MS

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De Soto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Highway 51 N
Southaven, MS

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Raines Road Animal Hospital
(901) 396-7641
1127 East Raines Rd
Memphis, TN
 
Emergency Animal Hospital
(662) 393-1116
3390 Goodman Rd W
Horn Lake, MS

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DeSoto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Hwy 51 N
Southaven, MS

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Greenbrook Animal Hospital
(662) 342-6100
8928 Swinnea Rd
Southaven, MS

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Senatobia Animal Hospital
(662) 562-9611
15783 Highway 4 E
Senatobia, MS

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Animal Hospital Hickory Hill
(901) 795-7387
6001 Knight Arnold Road Ext
Memphis, TN
 
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10 Ways to Avoid Anesthesia Trouble

Editor’s Note: Dr. Zeltzman scored a coup in getting the trust representatives of the AVMA PLIT to participate in a conference call for publication.

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This 6-month-old cat suffered a tracheal tear during a spay. The radiograph shows subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum.
Every day, the trust representatives of the AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust receive liability insurance claims related to anesthesia.

The representatives agreed to speak candidly with me to help Veterinary Practice News readers avoid 10 common anesthetic complications. For this purpose, we imagined 10 scenarios.

CASE 1
Kiki the Yorkie is dropped off for a lameness exam. She is so excitable that sedation is required to examine her knees and hips. Kiki dies. Necropsy reveals grossly abnormal heart valves. Your last physical exam was performed nine months earlier during a vaccination consultation and was normal. No physical exam was performed today.

Take-home message: Every patient who undergoes sedation or anesthesia should have a thorough physical exam, which should be documented in the medical record. Normal and abnormal findings should be recorded. As lawyers say, “If it’s not written, it didn’t happen.”

CASE 2
Ms. Murphy is a good friend of the practice. She drops off Lovey the Pomeranian for her yearly dental. During the warm and fuzzy conversation that invariably occurs, no paperwork is signed. Lo...

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