Brittany Laflen, RVT, VTS (Neurology)
Brittany graduated from the Purdue University Veterinary Technology Program in 2010. She worked in small animal general practice both before and after graduation, eventually accepting a position at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as a Neurology and Orthopedic technician in 2012. Brittany's interest in Neurology flourished and in 2014 she was able to move into a full-time position in the Neurology Department. She successfully obtained her Veterinary Technicain Specialty designation in Neurology in 2019. Brittany has also been published in Veterinary Technician journals and has an interest in speaking on a wide variety of neurologic topics.
- Nursing Care for Vestibular Patients
- An overview of clinical signs of vestibular disease and common diagnoses. Discussion of important nursing considerations for these patients.
- Neuromuscular Disease for Veterinary Technicians
- A review of the common neuromuscular diseases and the clinical signs and treatments associated with each. Emphasis on nursing considerations for these patients.
- Seizure Management for Veterinary Technicians
- An overview of generalized seizure characteristics and comparison to other "seizure-like events". Additional discussion involving long term management considerations and treatment options.
- Nursing the Critical Neurologic Patient
- A brief overview of neuroanatomy and physiology and how this information correlates to critical neurologic patients. Discussion of nursing interventions and considerations in managing these critical patients.
- Spinal Injury and Mobility
- Discussion of various spinal injuries resulting in permanent loss of mobility. Information related to mobility assistive devices and providing support for families of spinal injured animals.