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Top 5 Facts Vet Techs Should Know About Home Dental Care For Pets

by Flavia Vaduva - February 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
 
Periodontal disease is the number one medical condition in small animal veterinary medicine, states Dr.Niemiec, a board certified veterinary dentist. (4)  That means it is very likely to see these cases in your daily life as a veterinary technician. 
 
So, what do you need to know about periodontal disease so you can properly inform owners about home dental care?
 
Continue reading to get the facts!
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Presenting Dental Treatment Plans: 5 Tips for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - February 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM

As a vet tech, you will likely be the one presenting treatment plans and cost estimates to your practice’s clients. In many cases, the veterinarian will recommend a treatment and give a brief overview, leaving you to discuss the details and provide an estimate of anticipated costs. 
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Cramming as a study strategy during your Vet Tech program: is it worth it?

by Flavia Vaduva - January 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Have you ever stayed up the night before an exam re-reading notes and PowerPoint slides over and over again?

Have you calculated exactly how many points you need to get on that quiz or test to get a certain grade and then studied just enough to make sure you earn that grade?

Have you ever walked out of an exam and completely forgot everything you studied and learned the minute you left?

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Study Smarter, Not Harder: 3 Learning Strategies for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - January 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
If you’re like most vet tech students, you probably spend a lot of time studying. How much thought have you given, though, to the actual process of learning?
 
Learning a new fact involves several components. First, information must be encoded, or ingested and organized for storage. Next, the information is stored in short-term or long-term memory. Finally, the information can be retrieved for use at a later time. 
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Time Management Tips for Vet Tech Students

by Flavia Vaduva - January 16, 2019 at 9:01 AM
 
Excellent time management skills are crucial to your success as a Vet Tech student. 
 
When a typical semester may include attending classes, practicing clinical skills during labs and studying for exams and for the VTNE ®, how can you balance it all? 
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