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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 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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5 Thank You Notes to Vet Nurses from the Heart of a Vet

by Lori Hehn - August 17, 2018 at 8:21 AM

Veterinarians have many, many thoughts throughout the day that they should make time to share with their veterinary nurses. When we get busy we just never say them, or it seems cheesy to say it out loud.

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Surviving Vet Tech School!

by Lori Hehn - April 30, 2018 at 9:04 AM

When you are going to vet tech school, you are likely very busy and stressed with classes, studying, and lab activities. Many of you are also simultaneously working or taking care of kids and family life.

It can be overwhelming at times when you are juggling multiple things. 

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