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Should You Become a Veterinary Technician?

by Lori Hehn - January 20, 2017 at 1:08 PM

A vet tech is essentially a pet nurse, but vet techs do much more than nursing! It sounds simple enough, but there are many challenging responsibilities that come along with being a veterinary technician. Besides just “caring for animals”, vet techs have many responsibilities.

These often include drawing blood and collecting urine or fecal specimens, cleaning cages, running the blood machine, performing fecal testing to look for parasites, taking radiographs (x-rays), setting up appointments, giving injections, placing IV catheters, assisting the doctor in the exam room, restraining animals, providing customer service and client education, presenting financial estimates, performing dental cleanings, running anesthesia for surgeries, and many others. So the question is, should you become a veterinary technician?

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Did you know THIS about giving Injections to Pigs?

by Vicki Olson - January 16, 2017 at 8:08 AM

Did you know the dorsolateral neck muscles is the best site for giving injections to pigs? This area has the thinnest layer of fat, and the muscle is closest to the skin.

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Vet Tech Infographic: Animal Gestation Periods

by Vicki Olson - January 9, 2017 at 12:24 PM

For mammals the gestation period is the time in which a fetus develops, beginning with fertilization and ending at birth. The duration of this period varies between species. Here is an infographic for the different animal gestation periods.

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Vet Tech Resolutions for 2017!

by Lori Hehn - January 4, 2017 at 8:50 AM

So you may already have a list of New Year's Resolutions for your personal life. (Are they the same as they were last year? Mine usually are.) But what about for your career and your general happiness?

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Vet Tech Poll: Where does your pet sleep at night?

by Lori Hehn - December 28, 2016 at 9:21 AM

Vet Tech, Where does your pet sleep at night? Take this quick poll!

Be sure to check out our other polls! 
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