The Savvy VetTech

Flavia Vaduva

Flavia Vaduva is a general practice Veterinarian and a blogger for VetTechPrep. She has a passion for veterinary medicine, education and business management. She really enjoys interacting with veterinary students and veterinary professionals. She spends her free time riding horses and traveling to explore new places!

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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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Are you a Vet Tech who Wants a Career in the Veterinary Industry?

by Flavia Vaduva - September 6, 2019 at 1:38 PM

The veterinary industry is diverse ‒ many different types of companies support the veterinary profession: diagnostic laboratories, pet nutrition companies, pharmaceutical firms, poison control agencies, insurance firms and distributors are just a few examples.

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Stressed about the VTNE®? Try THESE Techniques!

by Flavia Vaduva - August 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
If you’re stressed about preparing for the VTNE® exam, you are not alone. Most veterinary technicians I’ve spoken to about the VTNE® were in the same boat. However, their individual stress management tips were very different.
 
Studying in different places, taking breaks and spending time with pets are just a few of the recommendations I heard. Undoubtedly, different techniques may be more effective in some individuals than in others. 
 
Thankfully, there are many different categories of stress management techniques that have been scientifically proven if you are stressed about the VTNE.
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Should You Start Studying for the VTNE Now?

by Flavia Vaduva - August 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM

First, before you start studying, make sure you have planned when you’re going to take the exam. The answer for when you should start your studies depends on your test date. 

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Self-Care for Vet Techs: A Possibility or a Paradox?

by Flavia Vaduva - July 22, 2019 at 12:07 PM

Recently, I was talking to a veterinary friend of mine and mentioned how I am overdue for a haircut and a pedicure to which she replied, “sounds like you could really use some self-care!” I was so confused.

How could that be self-care? Wasn’t just the minimum to keep up? And my questions spiraled from there. Was self-care even well-defined? Was it more than just a buzzword? Why does it matter? And perhaps, most importantly, is it even possible in the veterinary industry?

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