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Time Management Tips for Vet Tech Students

by Flavia Vaduva - January 16, 2019 at 9:01 AM
 
Excellent time management skills are crucial to your success as a Vet Tech student. 
 
When a typical semester may include attending classes, practicing clinical skills during labs and studying for exams and for the VTNE ®, how can you balance it all? 
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How to Practice Blood Draws for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - January 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM
 
Although much of your study time as a vet tech student focuses on academic knowledge, there is another type of learning that can be even more difficult to master: hands-on skills. 
 
The hands-on, technical skills utilized by veterinary technicians require procedural memory. No amount of reviewing or flashcards can help with procedural memory; these skills are obtained only through practice. Repeating these tasks many, many times is the only way to develop the unconscious “muscle memory” required for hands-on, technical tasks. 
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Top 5 Vet Tech skills needed to help your AHDS patients

by Flavia Vaduva - December 26, 2018 at 4:31 PM
 
AHDS (Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Syndrome) refers to a potentially life threatening gastrointestinal condition that results in symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy and hemorrhagic diarrhea. Even though the term may sound new, it is describing the condition that was previously referred to as HGE (Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis). 
 
These patients often require hospitalization and supportive care due to the potential for this condition to lead to severe dehydration and potentially hypovolemic shock. 
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Link: Here's Who I Blame for the High Cost of Vet Care

by Flavia Vaduva - December 18, 2018 at 2:11 PM
 
Have you ever had to go over multiple estimates with a client? Have you ever felt compelled to offer to pay for part of a pet’s bill or wanted to assume financial (and sometimes, ownership) responsibility? Have you ever had to place a catheter or hold for a euthanasia that you felt could have been avoided if the pet owner could afford the treatment?
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Veterinary Technicians and Vet Students: How can you help pets during natural disasters?

by Flavia Vaduva - December 10, 2018 at 8:58 AM

After so many natural disasters and emergency situations experienced in different parts of the world in 2018, it is a good idea to review the different ways you can help in times of crisis.

There are a number of ways to help-from joining response teams, to disaster training and donating time or resources- check out this DVM360 article, “4 Ways Technicians Can Help When Disaster Strikes” to get informed and inspired to help!

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