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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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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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How to Test for Heartworm Disease in Cats

by Flavia Vaduva - April 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Most of us are familiar with heartworm disease testing in dogs. But do you know to obtain the sample and run the test for cats?

Thankfully, testing for heartworm disease in cats is fairly similar to testing for heartworm disease in dogs, but there are some key differences when it comes to restraint, site of sample collection, supplies and the test itself.

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Vet Tech, Do you Know how to Obtain OFA Radiographs?

by Flavia Vaduva - March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
As a Vet Tech, obtaining radiographs will be part of the job. While proper restraint, technique and positioning is important for any radiographs you obtain, it is especially crucial for obtaining radiographs for OFA certification.  
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How to Setup Anesthesia Monitoring Equipment for Vet Techs

by Flavia Vaduva - March 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
It has been said that, “The primary cause for a crisis during or after anesthesia is the failure to notice a problem when it first occurs.” (2]  For that reason and more, monitoring anesthesia closely and accurately is absolutely crucial for patient safety.
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