CPD Circle

Dermatology Nursing

Thiis free Veterinary CPD Podcast is produced by theVet Nurse Times. John Redbond who set up the Veterinary Dermatology Nursing Group (VDNG), discusses the role of RVN’s in working up skin cases in practice.

Why should veterinary nurses be encouraged to take an interest in dermatology? What are the benefits for the team, the patient and the practice? Vet consults are often too brief to take full clinical histories, swabs from multiple sites, examine those samples, and report the results to owners.

Veterinary nurses can therefore facilitate much more thorough work ups of skin cases which may increase the likelihood of an accurate diagnosis. In addition, it may reduce the overuse of antibiotics in dermatology cases when they may not be necessary. 

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