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What Diseases Do Dogs & Cats Share?

by Lori Hehn - December 6, 2016 at 6:49 AM

Cats and Dogs share many disease, although they may have different names or pathology in each species. This article discusses heartworm disease, obesity, arthritis, and dental disease. While dogs and cats can both get these diseases, they may show different symptoms. Check out the link to learn more!
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Infographic: Blood-Gas Basics, What’s it all mean Vet Tech?

by Vicki Olson - December 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Here is an infographic for Vet Techs on a blood gas analysis in your anesthetized veterinary patient. Analyzing arterial (can analyze venous sample) blood gas can provide vital information about your patient. An analysis provides accurate representation of a patient’s respiratory function and acid-base status.

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My Favorite Veterinary Social Media Accounts

by Lori Hehn - December 1, 2016 at 3:41 PM

There are many great veterinary social media accounts- and all platforms have some favorites. Some are great for a laugh, and others are educational or inspiring. Here are a few of my favorites you should definitely check out. If you have favorites, please share in the comments so others can follow too!

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Vet Tech Poll: Should certain dog breeds be banned?

by Lori Hehn - November 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM

What is your opinion on whether certain dog breeds be banned from selected cities, residential communities, boarding/grooming/training facilities, or animal-related events?

Be sure to check out our other polls! 
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Cats of Aleppo: Airstrikes Hit Famous Cat Sanctuary

by Lori Hehn - November 29, 2016 at 3:13 PM

I have followed his account on Twitter, a kind-hearted man who cares for these abandoned cats in a small sanctuary in Aleppo.  You can see him at work in this YouTube video. 

I was saddened to read today that his sanctuary was hit by airstrikes, killing his dog Hope and some cats. He survived the bombings, but please keep this man and his good deeds in your prayers and thoughts. You can follow him on Facebook: or on Twitter:
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