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Compassion Fatigue Myth? A Time For Compassion Instead of Anger

by Lori Hehn - October 20, 2017 at 10:40 AM

The article by Dr. Dani McVety, The Myth Of Compassion Fatigue In Veterinary Medicine really hit home, as it reminded me of a situation that our practice encountered a couple of weeks ago.

Please read it.

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Calculate Fluid Rates For This Dog With Pancreatitis

by Lori Hehn - October 10, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Here is a nursing word problem for you Vet Techs, soon to be called Vet Nurses on hot to calculate fluid rates for this dog. Read the case, try to calulate it on your own, and then hit the button to view the answer.

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A Nursing Word Problem (Answer)

by Lori Hehn - October 10, 2017 at 10:36 AM

To get this answer, first convert the body weight into kg:

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Soon To Be Your New Title: Veterinary Nurse

by Lori Hehn - September 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM

We attended the AVTE meeting this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There was a very enlightening lecture regarding the change from  Veterinary Technician to the new title Veterinary Nurse, known as the “National Credential Initiative.”  This will be quite an involved process, and there is a lot of work behind the scenes that needs to take place to make this change happen.

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Campylobacter Outbreak: Zoonosis Reminder

by Lori Hehn - September 14, 2017 at 12:47 PM

There has been an outbreak of Campylobacter that has been sourced to a pet store chain. This is a good reminder to always be diligent about hand-washing and cleaning the hospital.

No matter where pets come from, they can potentially carry a disease that can be passed on to humans or to other pets.

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