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The New VTNE Blueprint: Starting July/August 2018

by Lori Hehn - April 19, 2018 at 2:14 PM

Starting in July/August of 2018, there will be a new blueprint for the Veterinary Technician National Examination, as was announced November 2017.

Overall, the changes in percentage of questions per domain on the exam is minor.

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Don't Worry...He Won't Bite

by Lori Hehn - April 13, 2018 at 11:14 PM

Job risks for veterinary technicians include bite and scratch injuries. These are the most common injuries reported in the field. I always laugh to myself when the dog is giving me the eye, and the owner says, "Don't worry, he won't bite!" Famous last words. 

This post includes some tips to remember in trying to prevent this type of injury from occurring. 

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VetTech: Taking a Good History in the Exam Room

by Lori Hehn - March 30, 2018 at 7:09 AM

There are many pieces of a pet’s history that may be valuable in helping to obtain a correct diagnosis or treatment for the pet.

The following list of questions should be asked at each visit. Some hospitals will have a questionnaire sheet for the owner to fill out when they arrive which can help to make for a more efficient visit.

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Vet Tech Kept Dog; Owner Thought Was Euthanized

by Lori Hehn - March 23, 2018 at 9:03 AM

It may seem shocking, but this is not the first time I have heard about a story like this.

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Bullying: New Vet Tech on the Block? 

by Lori Hehn - March 15, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Workplace conflict is inevitable. How you manage it and interact with others in the hospital are paramount. Workplace bullying is a real thing. Unfortunately, it is rampant within our profession.

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