The Savvy VetTech

Compassion Fatigue: What Is It and How Do Vet Techs Deal?

by Cathy Barnette - May 21, 2019 at 9:37 AM

“So, you work in a vet clinic? That’s awesome… you basically just play with puppies and kitties all day, right?”

Ha! If only it were that easy...

Unfortunately, as you’ve probably already realized (or you’ll soon realize, if you haven’t yet spent time in a veterinary hospital!), there are aspects of the veterinary field that can be difficult to handle.

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Work-Life Balance & Wellness for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - May 13, 2019 at 12:56 PM
 
 
If you’re in vet tech school, I can almost guarantee that you have a passion for animals. You’re probably excited to be embarking on your career and looking forward to throwing yourself into your work, helping as many pets as possible.

Unfortunately, the same characteristics that drew you to this field can make it a difficult one for many vet techs. 
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7 Mental Health Resources for Veterinary Technicians

by Flavia Vaduva - May 6, 2019 at 12:59 PM

When I was working as a vet tech, I experienced a multitude of challenges. Maybe you have experienced some of these too. Between trying to make sure that all pets were cared for and that clients felt comfortable to making sure we all stayed safe and on schedule, I felt that getting through each day successfully was a real accomplishment.

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Do you know these 5 Facts about the Feline Heartworm Life Cycle?

by Flavia Vaduva - April 22, 2019 at 7:29 AM
 
In clinical practice, canine heartworm disease is often discussed. However, cats can get heartworm disease too and it can be life threatening!  
 

Despite many similarities, there are important life cycle differences between the species. Do you know what they are?

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Top 3 Heartworm Preventatives for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - April 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
Heartworm prevention is a key part of keeping our small animal patients healthy. As a vet tech, you will play an important role in educating clients about heartworm prevention and helping them choose the best product for their pets.
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