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Did You Know: Carnivores have Four Types of Teeth

by Vicki Olson - July 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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

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Self-Care for Vet Techs: A Possibility or a Paradox?

by Flavia Vaduva - July 22, 2019 at 12:07 PM

Recently, I was talking to a veterinary friend of mine and mentioned how I am overdue for a haircut and a pedicure to which she replied, “sounds like you could really use some self-care!” I was so confused.

How could that be self-care? Wasn’t just the minimum to keep up? And my questions spiraled from there. Was self-care even well-defined? Was it more than just a buzzword? Why does it matter? And perhaps, most importantly, is it even possible in the veterinary industry?

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Top 6 Travel Meds for Dogs: A Summary for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - July 15, 2019 at 2:53 PM

It’s officially summer, which means that many pet owners are traveling with their pets. Unfortunately, pets don’t always share the same enthusiasm for travel as their human companions! Therefore, summer is often associated with an increase in phone calls and veterinary visits for medications to help make travel easier on pets and their owners. 

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Check to See if Your Equine Patient is Doing THIS, Especially During Heat Waves

by Flavia Vaduva - July 8, 2019 at 9:49 AM

Have you noticed a change in the temperature this past month? If you’ve either spent any time outside or if you’ve watched the news lately, you’re probably aware that there have been many heat waves recently.

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What Vet Techs Need to Know About Wound Care

by Cathy Barnette - July 2, 2019 at 12:43 PM

It’s summertime... and that means many families are spending more time outdoors with their pets. Unfortunately, this seemingly positive change can mean that you might be seeing more trauma cases than usual! Outdoor activities and travel expose pets to different risks than those they encounter during the lazy months of winter.

Whether it’s a cat presenting for a spider bite, a dog presenting after a fight at the dog park, or something completely different, clients often seek veterinary care for their pets’ wounds and vet techs play a fundamental role in that care.

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