The Savvy VetTech

Lori Hehn

Lori Hehn is a practicing veterinarian and a contributor and content manager with XPrep Learning Solutions. She has a drive for continual learning and enjoys interacting with veterinary and vet tech students. She also writes veterinary learning books for children.
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How to Calculate a Dose of Injectable Medication

by Lori Hehn - November 8, 2018 at 8:01 PM

The VTNE will have several questions for which you will need to perform calculations. We will be having several blog posts on how to do different types of calculations. It is good review for in-clinic use as well as studying for the VTNE. Here is a quick review of how to calculate a dose of injectable medication. We want you to know how to calculate pet drug dosage.

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Remembering Where to Place ECG Leads on Animals

by Lori Hehn - October 28, 2018 at 8:02 PM

ECG leads (or electrocardiographic leads) record the electrical potential at the different points on the body. Where the leads are placed determines a specific pattern we are looking for on our recording.

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Water Intoxication in Dogs?

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

I recently read a heartbreaking story about a dog at the lake that was playing with his family, chasing balls and sticks into the water and retrieving them over and over until he became extremely tired.

But he wasn't just worn out. He had ingested enough fresh water to cause his sodium levels to drop, known as hyponatremia. The main risk with acute hyponatremia like this is brain swelling. 

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10 Funny Sounding Veterinary Medical Terms and Definitions: Do You Know These?

by Lori Hehn - October 5, 2018 at 11:19 AM
 
In no particular order, the veterinary technicians at my hospital and I came up with a list of vocabulary words to review.
 
We were thinking about funny or strange sounding words that we use in this profession, and here are a few we came up with! My favorite is #9.  
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Intubation Tips and Instructions for Vet Techs

by Lori Hehn - September 29, 2018 at 10:32 PM

Intubating dogs and cats is not only an important task and something we do almost every day, but it is critical that it is performed correctly. Here is a step-by-step description regarding intubation. 

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