The Savvy VetTech

What Procedures Can Vet Techs Legally Perform?

by Lori Hehn - February 23, 2018 at 9:05 AM

We know that veterinary technicians do so many things in the practice. Where is the line between what they can and cannot legally do? The tasks vet techs can perform vary depending on the state.

Check this more thorough recently updated list of tasks by state to see what is allowed in your own state!

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3 Places to Search for a New Vet Tech Job

by Lori Hehn - January 29, 2018 at 12:55 PM

There are many job posting websites that you may use to find job listings (Monster, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, and Linkedin), but there are also veterinary specific sites you should include in your search for a new job.

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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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