Dr. Brian Ashmore

DVM

RAPIDBAC™ VET (RBV)

Why did you originally purchase RapidBac™ Vet?

DR. ASHMORE

As a more economical way to determine if there is a UTI present when a urinalysis result is equivocal.  A second reason was to differentiate feline cystitis from infection. 

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Under what circumstances do you use RapidBac™ Vet? 

DR. ASHMORE

Monitoring pets with intermittent, chronic urinary infections.  Pets suspected to have a UTI but have a normal urinalysis.  When performing a urine protein/creatinine ratio to ensure no infection present. 

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What advice would you have for veterinarians who are considering RapidBac™ Vet?

DR. ASHMORE

This is a quick and easy test to perform to increase your confidence in diagnosing in or out a urinary tract infection. 

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What do you do when you get a positive result with RapidBac™ Vet? 

DR. ASHMORE

We treat for the infection.  

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What do you do when you get a negative result with RapidBac™ Vet? 

DR. ASHMORE

Pursue other causes for the clinical symptoms.  

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How do you use RapidBac™ Vet in cases of diabetic patients? 

DR. ASHMORE

Perform on initial diagnosis.  

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Who in the clinic actually performs the test?

DR. ASHMORE

We have a lab technician who performs the test. 

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How long have you been using RapidBac™ Vet?

DR. ASHMORE

One year.

About Dr. Brian Ashmore

Dr. Ashmore was born and raised in Arizona. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2000. He returned to Arizona and has been working at Animal Health Services since 2005. He was the driving force behind AHS being certified as a Cat-Friendly Practice as a result of his passion for expert feline veterinary care.
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