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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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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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Lyme Disease Epidemic and Prevention

by Lori Hehn - September 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM


There is an epidemic of Lyme disease in our country, and it continues to get worse. It is on the rise in humans, which means it is also on the rise in our pet patients.

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How To Treat Grape Ingestion & Toxicity

by Lori Hehn - September 14, 2018 at 8:23 AM

We all know that grapes and raisins can be toxic to dogs. But why? How should we treat grape ingestion in order to prevent toxicity, and what should we do if toxicity occurs?

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National Preparedness Month #NatlPrep: Don't Forget the Pets

by Lori Hehn - September 10, 2018 at 9:35 AM

There have been many recent natural disasters around the globe. Wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. People may be prepared for the disasters that are more common in their region, but disasters can affect all of us in more ways than you think.

Even if you aren't directly impacted, a disaster somewhere else in the nation could affect gas and transportation, supply of water, food, and mail delivery. The things were are used to having every day may not always be readily available when disaster strikes. #NatlPrep

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