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Decontaminating the Exam Room and Home When a Pet Has Ringworm

by Cathy Barnette - November 25, 2019 at 4:15 PM

Ringworm is not a life-threatening condition, for humans or animals, but it can be a source of considerable stress and anxiety for both pet owners and veterinary team members! It’s easily spread and challenging to eliminate, so most of us will go to great lengths to avoid it. 

One of the most important facets of dealing with ringworm is environmental decontamination. Whether you’re cleaning an exam room after a patient with suspected ringworm or talking to a client about ringworm treatment, decontamination plays a crucial role.

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Educating Clients About Antibiotic Resistance: Your Role as a Vet Tech

by Cathy Barnette - November 4, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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Vet Tech Poll: Is Personal Appearance a Part of Professionalism?

by Flavia Vaduva - September 30, 2019 at 1:31 PM

Is a neat/tidy appearance part of professionalism in our industry? I think back to one day at work at the clinic when a colleague of mine was frantically searching for a lint roller.

She was really upset that she had a lot of fur on her clothes. Another colleague commented on how it was okay to be covered in fur since we work with animals.

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Tattoos & Piercings: A Good Idea for Vet Techs?

by Cathy Barnette - September 23, 2019 at 10:19 PM

Tattoos and piercings have become increasingly common in recent years… if you have one, you’re probably in good company!

In fact, a 2010 study by the Pew Research Center found that nearly 40% of millenials have tattoos, with approximately 7% of millenials having six or more tattoos.(1) Additionally, nearly 25% of millennials have a piercing somewhere other than an earlobe.(1)

These numbers reflect a significant increase in tattoos and piercings, compared to earlier generations. But, in many situations, it is individuals from older generations who own and run veterinary practices. This may lead you to wonder whether it will be easy to find a vet tech job with piercings or tattoos.

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Top 8 Resume Tips for Your First Job as a Vet Tech

by Cathy Barnette - September 11, 2019 at 10:40 AM

As you approach the end of your schooling, you’re probably about to start looking for your first job as a vet tech. Whether you find potential employers through advertisements or word of mouth, there is a good chance that you will need to submit a resume at some point during the application process. Start working on your resume now, so that you have it available when an opportunity arises!

Follow these 8 tips to create a resume that will help you land your ideal first job as a vet tech.

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