The Savvy VetTech

Should You Become a Veterinary Technician?

by Lori Hehn - January 20, 2017 at 1:08 PM

A vet tech is essentially a pet nurse, but vet techs do much more than nursing! It sounds simple enough, but there are many challenging responsibilities that come along with being a veterinary technician. Besides just “caring for animals”, vet techs have many responsibilities.

These often include drawing blood and collecting urine or fecal specimens, cleaning cages, running the blood machine, performing fecal testing to look for parasites, taking radiographs (x-rays), setting up appointments, giving injections, placing IV catheters, assisting the doctor in the exam room, restraining animals, providing customer service and client education, presenting financial estimates, performing dental cleanings, running anesthesia for surgeries, and many others. So the question is, should you become a veterinary technician?

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You Know You're A Vet Tech If...

by Lori Hehn - August 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Do any of these sound familiar? You know you're a vet tech if some of these apply to you!

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Vet Tech, Don't Get Hurt At Work

by Lori Hehn - July 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Overall, the veterinary clinic seems like a pretty safe place to work. Sometimes it is important to stop and think about the hazards we may encounter in our jobs and take the steps to minimize the risks of injury.

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Amazing Things Vet Techs Do

by Lori Hehn - April 18, 2016 at 8:32 AM

Veterinary technicians do so many things as part of their job description. Often, they go above and beyond their regular duties. Vet techs do some really amazing things!

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Getting the Most Out of CE Conferences

by Lori Hehn - March 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The importance of continuing education (CE) in veterinary medicine cannot be understated.

Veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians are required to complete a certain amount of continuing education each year, or bi-annually.

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