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Vicki Olson

Vicki Olson graduated from Bel-Rea Institution for Animal Technology, in 2003 and went on to work in a specialty hospital, in surgery for 10-years. A few years ago she received her Bachelor’s degree in marketing. She joined the VetTechPrep team in 2015, to help aid in the importance of educating and licensing veterinary technicians.

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Did You Know: Carnivores have Four Types of Teeth

by Vicki Olson - Jul 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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Did you know carnivores have four types of teeth with different functions.

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Things to do With your Dog at AVMA in Denver!

by Vicki Olson - Jul 10, 2018 7:01:16 AM
Is your pooch accompanying you to AVMA in Denver? If so, that’s great! Denver has a lot to offer to dogs and the humans that love them.
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Vet Tech Infographic: Angles of Injection Insertions

by Vicki Olson - Jun 16, 2017 11:18:48 AM


Vet Techs, do you know your Angles of Injection Insertions? Check out our latest infographic! 

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Did You Know: Oral Disease in Cats & Dogs

by Vicki Olson - Apr 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Did you know oral disease is the number one health problem diagnosed in cats and dogs. The AVMA estimates that if proper precautions are not taken by age two, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will have some form of dental disease. Read More
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Vet Tech Infographic: Dental Formulas

by Vicki Olson - Feb 27, 2017 1:21:24 PM


Want a quick flash card or infographic on dental formulas for certain types of animals?  We have you covered for the following: Read More
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Vet Tech Infographic: Anatomy of the Tooth

by Vicki Olson - Feb 6, 2017 4:08:14 PM


February is Dental Month, and we have an inforgraphic of the anatomy of the tooth.

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Vet Tech Infographic: Derm Terms

by Vicki Olson - Jan 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Animals are susceptible to hundreds of skin disorders throughout his or her life.  Here are just some of the more common ones in this Vet Tech Infographic:  "Derm Terms".

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Did you know THIS about giving Injections to Pigs?

by Vicki Olson - Jan 16, 2017 7:08:27 AM


Did you know the dorsolateral neck muscles is the best site for giving injections to pigs? This area has the thinnest layer of fat, and the muscle is closest to the skin.

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Vet Tech Infographic: Animal Gestation Periods

by Vicki Olson - Jan 9, 2017 11:24:31 AM


For mammals the gestation period is the time in which a fetus develops, beginning with fertilization and ending at birth. The duration of this period varies between species. Here is an infographic for the different animal gestation periods.

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Vet Tech Infographic: Canine Red Blood Cell Morphology Review

by Vicki Olson - Dec 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Here is an infographic for Vet Techs on the Canine Red Blood Cell Morphology review. Below is a summary of terms used to describe red blood cell morphologic features, and the changes associated with.

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Did you know Hypercapnia is Synonymous with Hypoventilation?

by Vicki Olson - Dec 12, 2016 11:10:04 AM


Did you know hypercapnia is synonymous with hypoventilation, this is when a patients CO2 goes up. The most common cause of increased ETCO2 is hypercapnia secondary to anesthetic-induced hypoventilation. Normal ETCO2 levels are 35-45 mmHg.

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Vet Techs, Let us Know!

by Vicki Olson - Dec 9, 2016 11:51:05 AM

Future Vet Techs, we love hearing from you, especially when it's about your successes!  If we helped you out in any way, let us know on your favorite social media platform.  Our Twitter and Facebook accounts are on the bottom of this page, so be sure to follow us and we'll follow back!

Have we helped you recently pass the VTNE® with a Vettechprep subscription?  Let us KNOW!  We'll shout you out! Want to hear more from you fellow students, check out some of these testimonials. 

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Infographic: Blood-Gas Basics, What’s it all mean Vet Tech?

by Vicki Olson - Dec 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Here is an infographic for Vet Techs on a blood gas analysis in your anesthetized veterinary patient. Analyzing arterial (can analyze venous sample) blood gas can provide vital information about your patient. An analysis provides accurate representation of a patient’s respiratory function and acid-base status.

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Did you know: Horses Glands

by Vicki Olson - Nov 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Did you know horses have three pairs of glands that produce saliva – the parotid, the submaxillary, and the sublingual. Did you know a 500 kg horse will produce on average 12 Liters of saliva a day?  How well do you know your equine terminology, take this quick quiz.

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Infographic: Important Medical Abbreviations for Vet Techs

by Vicki Olson - Nov 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Here is a quick infographic for Vet Techs about important medical abbreviations they may encounter on the job.  Be sure to check out our other fact posts.

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