The Savvy VetTech

How to Practice Blood Draws for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - January 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM
 
Although much of your study time as a vet tech student focuses on academic knowledge, there is another type of learning that can be even more difficult to master: hands-on skills. 
 
The hands-on, technical skills utilized by veterinary technicians require procedural memory. No amount of reviewing or flashcards can help with procedural memory; these skills are obtained only through practice. Repeating these tasks many, many times is the only way to develop the unconscious “muscle memory” required for hands-on, technical tasks. 
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Top 5 Vet Tech skills needed to help your AHDS patients

by Flavia Vaduva - December 26, 2018 at 4:31 PM
 
AHDS (Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Syndrome) refers to a potentially life threatening gastrointestinal condition that results in symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy and hemorrhagic diarrhea. Even though the term may sound new, it is describing the condition that was previously referred to as HGE (Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis). 
 
These patients often require hospitalization and supportive care due to the potential for this condition to lead to severe dehydration and potentially hypovolemic shock. 
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