Two generations of veterinarians caring & working for the health of animals.

October 16, 2012 

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Image from the Expert Companion Bird Series: Vol 3.

Grooming in the bird can refer to clipping wing feathers, trimming nails, and smoothing and/or trimming the beak.

While a basic technique, grooming is far from simple. Learn more in LafeberVet's NEW Grooming Companion Birds: A Review.*

Featured Contributor

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Heather is co-author of Grooming Companion Birds.

Heather Darbo-McClellan, LVT, VTS (ECC) (left) completed a technology program at Snead State Community College and she is certified as a veterinary technician specialist in emergency and critical care.

Heather has presented lectures throughout the United States and she currently runs HDM CVT Consulting, which provides technical staff relief coverage as well as continuing education and in-house training for veterinary nurses. 

Happy National Veterinary Technicians Week!

Other LafeberVet veterinary technician contributors include:

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Are you a veterinary nurse with substantial experience in exotic animal medicine and/or emergency and critical care? Are you interested in serving as a LafeberVet contributor or reviewer? Contact us!

*Note: There will be open access to all links listed above for a limited time only.

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Should You...?

Should you provide grooming services at your practice? Click here for advice.

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Peanuts in the News

Peanuts are in the news--and in some Lafeber products. The peanuts used by Lafeber Company are NOT part of the recall. Our human grade nuts are all of the highest quality and tested prior to use.


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