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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Quick Quiz: Canine and Feline Vaccine

by Lori Hehn - May 17, 2017 at 10:57 AM
Our popular quiz series is back with our latest, "Canine & Feline Vaccines. Read More
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My Vet Tech Story: Rexann Morrison, LVT

by Lori Hehn - April 12, 2017 at 7:20 AM

This month I am very happy to feature Rexann Morrison, a large animal (equine) vet tech. Thank you Rexann for sharing your story with us!

Rexann did on the job training first as an assistant with Dr. Janet Arlitt in Georgetown,TX beginning when she was 19. Then she loved it so much, she found an amazing program at Murray State College in Tishomingo,OK and enrolled and moved to OK to go to school very soon after. She has been a veterinary assistant since 1997 and a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2006. 

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Alaska Divorce Courts will now Treat Pets Like Children

by Lori Hehn - February 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

 

Many people consider their pets as "children." Thus, custody over pets during divorce can be a hot topic. Alaska is the first state to amend their law to consider the well-being of the pet, and even assigning custody or joint-custody will be taken into consideration. Taking into consideration what is best for the pet and not the humans I think is a step in the right direction. 

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Should You Become a Veterinary Technician?

by Lori Hehn - January 20, 2017 at 1:08 PM

A vet tech is essentially a pet nurse, but vet techs do much more than nursing! It sounds simple enough, but there are many challenging responsibilities that come along with being a veterinary technician. Besides just “caring for animals”, vet techs have many responsibilities.

These often include drawing blood and collecting urine or fecal specimens, cleaning cages, running the blood machine, performing fecal testing to look for parasites, taking radiographs (x-rays), setting up appointments, giving injections, placing IV catheters, assisting the doctor in the exam room, restraining animals, providing customer service and client education, presenting financial estimates, performing dental cleanings, running anesthesia for surgeries, and many others. So the question is, should you become a veterinary technician?

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Vet Tech Resolutions for 2017!

by Lori Hehn - January 4, 2017 at 8:50 AM

So you may already have a list of New Year's Resolutions for your personal life. (Are they the same as they were last year? Mine usually are.) But what about for your career and your general happiness?

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