STEPs

Smart Tools for Effective Protocols

These pages have been designed to provide you and your clinic with suggested diagnostic algorithms, suggested IDEXX testing protocols and suggested client communication processes.

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Click on the images below to view the relevant STEPs protocol and begin to develop detailed diagnostic protocols for your clinic.

Each STEPs protocol has been reviewed by our team of Board-Certified Internal Medicine consultants.

We hope that you take time to review each protocol and discuss internally how VetConnect™ PLUS can aid you with your client communication and understanding.You may edit each protocol’s applicable IDEXX Products and Services section to your clinic requirements or capabilities and then print out any amendments for publication within your clinic.

Canine and Feline Diabetes
Canine Hypo & Feline Hyperthyroidism
Select our suggested work-up and monitoring protocol for diabetic patients
Select our suggested work-up and monitoring protocol for hypo/hyperthyroid patients

Canine and Feline Pancreatitis
Canine and Feline Renal Disease
Select our suggested work-up and monitoring protocol for patients with suspected / confirmed pancreatitis
Select our suggested work-up and monitoring protocol for renal disease patients

Canine Pruritis
Feline Cardiac Monitoring
Non-Steroidal Monitoring
Phenobarbital Monitoring
Select our suggested work-up for canine pruritis cases
Select our suggested work-up and protocol for monitoring Cardiac Function in "at risk" feline patients
Select our suggested monitoring protocols for common NSAID treatments
Select our suggested work-up and monitoring protocol for patients receiving phenobarbital treatment

Other Suggested Protocols
You can select our suggested work-up and monitoring protocols for pre-anaesthetic and preventive care testing patients below.
Also please review the practice management suggestions to uncover further diagnostic testing opportunities and suggestions for internal / client communications.

Tips to track success

If you have decided to use either one or more of our suggested STEPs protocols (or have created your own), you now need to see if those changes have been implemented, and what impact they have had. Measuring progress is essential to successful program implementation.

Use the tools below to quickly determine whether you are making progress towards changing the way you deliver medical care as well as improving client satisfaction.