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Are You Really Ready For the NAVLE? 5 Things to Do to Prepare

Posted by Lori Hehn on September 7, 2018 at 12:17 PM

You’ve been so busy with clinics all summer, and now with the NAVLE coming up quickly, you’ve made a study plan! Right??? If you have been busy preparing for the big test already, your classmates are likely envious.

While you may never actually feel like you are ready, you will feel better about the exam if you have at least done some basic review, especially on the topics that you aren’t regularly immersed in (swine medicine anyone?)

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Topics: NAVLE

Telemedicine: An E-Visit to the Vet

Posted by Lori Hehn on September 5, 2018 at 12:49 PM

 

I was recently attending a continuing education conference, and during our break I overheard a veterinarian in the chair next to me do a telemedicine consultation over his cell phone. He was asking the pet's name, age, etc. and what was going on with her after he had introduced himself.

I didn't listen after that, but it made me curious. I read an article earlier this year about how this would become a hot topic in our profession. I had a lot of questions about the legal implications and how exactly telemedicine works.

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Topics: Telemedicine

Veterinarians are... NOT any of these things (except real doctors)

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on August 30, 2018 at 3:48 PM

For the past 11 years, I have worked in the veterinary field. I started as a veterinary assistant in high school, worked as a veterinary technician in college, then attended vet school and four years later, I achieved my dream of becoming a Veterinarian.

I’ve been in this industry long enough that I have  heard all the above items mentioned at least once and often much more than that. However, what I found so incredibly shocking is that this is the list that comes up in Google search about Veterinarians. Google uses algorithms to develop a ranking system for what comes up first in your search (6). That means that these are the top 5 things people are searching as it relates to Veterinarians.

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Topics: veterinarians

How to Use a Butterfly Catheter

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on August 10, 2018 at 12:31 PM

The butterfly catheter is one of my favorite phlebotomy supplies. In my opinion, it is often an overlooked and underutilized tool in your veterinary toolbox that can be very helpful in certain situations.

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Topics: Catheter, Buterfly Catheter

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