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How to Test for Heartworm Disease in Cats

by Flavia Vaduva - April 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Most of us are familiar with heartworm disease testing in dogs. But do you know to obtain the sample and run the test for cats?

Thankfully, testing for heartworm disease in cats is fairly similar to testing for heartworm disease in dogs, but there are some key differences when it comes to restraint, site of sample collection, supplies and the test itself.

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Talking to Clients about Heartworms: 5 Facts for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - April 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Heartworm prevention is a vital component of small animal preventive care. Most of us in the veterinary field know this, because we understand the effects of the disease and may have even seen patients suffering from heartworms.

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Vet Tech, Do you Know how to Obtain OFA Radiographs?

by Flavia Vaduva - March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
As a Vet Tech, obtaining radiographs will be part of the job. While proper restraint, technique and positioning is important for any radiographs you obtain, it is especially crucial for obtaining radiographs for OFA certification.  
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The Vet Tech's Role in Post-Operative Care of Spay/Neuter Patients

by Cathy Barnette - March 18, 2019 at 1:11 PM


In most veterinary practices, the veterinarian performs several spays or neuters per day. Once the procedure is finished, the anesthetic gas is turned off, and the endotracheal tube is pulled, the patient is typically handed over to a vet tech for recovery. What does the post-op recovery process involve?
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How to Setup Anesthesia Monitoring Equipment for Vet Techs

by Flavia Vaduva - March 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
It has been said that, “The primary cause for a crisis during or after anesthesia is the failure to notice a problem when it first occurs.” (2]  For that reason and more, monitoring anesthesia closely and accurately is absolutely crucial for patient safety.
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