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Vet Tech Infographic: Anatomy of the Tooth

by Vicki Olson - February 6, 2017 at 5:08 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 - January 23, 2017 at 9:00 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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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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Did you know THIS about giving Injections to Pigs?

by Vicki Olson - January 16, 2017 at 8:08 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 - January 9, 2017 at 12:24 PM

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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