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Feline Hyperthyroidism: A Vet Tech’s Summary of Treatment Options

by Cathy Barnette - September 28, 2020 at 12:17 PM

When it comes to feline hyperthyroidism, there are four treatment options: radioactive iodine, surgery, medication, and iodine-restricted diet. Each of these approaches has unique pros and cons. 

Although radioactive iodine treatment is regarded as the treatment of choice for most cats, the reality is that the optimal treatment for any individual cat is based on a number of patient and client factors.

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Insulin Selection and Administration Summary for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - September 23, 2020 at 8:35 AM

If you work as a vet tech in small animal general practice, you will become familiar with the treatment of canine and feline diabetes. While there are several interspecies differences in the management of diabetes, there’s also a key similarity between dogs and cats: the need for insulin.

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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Vet Tech Students

by Cathy Barnette - September 18, 2020 at 12:23 PM

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a month for our entire country to focus on mental health and suicide prevention. While suicide is always a hot topic within the veterinary profession, September is a good time for all of us to take a moment and focus on this issue.

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Common Radiographic Views: A Review for Vet Tech Students

by Cathy Barnette - August 28, 2020 at 11:15 AM

While a radiograph can be taken with a pet in nearly any position, depending on the veterinarian’s goals and the specific area to be imaged, there are certain views that are utilized more often than others.

As a vet tech student, it’s important to be familiar with these commonly-ordered images, so that you are prepared to assist on externships or at your first job.

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Feline Retroviral Infections: Testing and Prevention Protocols for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - August 24, 2020 at 7:19 PM

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are chronic retroviral infections with significant impacts on feline health. Studies suggest that each of these conditions has a prevalence of approximately 2-4% of North American cats.1-2

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