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Lori Hehn

Lori Hehn is a practicing veterinarian and a contributor and content manager with XPrep Learning Solutions. She has a drive for continual learning and enjoys interacting with veterinary and vet tech students. She also writes veterinary learning books for children.

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5 Veterinary Blogs for Vets That You Must Read This Year!

Posted by Lori Hehn on January 5, 2018 at 11:37 AM

There are lots of famous vet bloggers that we all enjoy following, but much of their material is geared more towards clients and not so much us in the field.

Here are several of my favorite blogs- all authored by practicing veterinarians or soon-to-be veterinarians! These blogs are by vets and for vets, full of real life experiences and loads of learning.
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Topics: Lists, Veterinary Blogs

The Veterinarian's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Posted by Lori Hehn on December 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM
I've seen lots of versions of the favorite 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem. I found this little gem written by Dr. Marc Silpa in SAVMA's The Vet Gazette and thought this would be a great time to share it! It gave me a good laugh...
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Topics: Christmas, Holidays

Don't Forget about Pseudohyperkalemia

Posted by Lori Hehn on December 16, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Whenever I have a patient with elevated potassium, my brain immediately jumps to Addison’s disease or urinary disease, because this was drilled into our heads during veterinary school.

If the rest of the lab work is unremarkable and especially if the patient is otherwise healthy, an elevated platelet count can be a cause of the potassium being elevated in the serum.

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Topics: Thrombocytosis, Pseudohyperkalemia

Don't Blow It! 9 Things to Do the Night Before the NAVLE!

Posted by Lori Hehn on December 11, 2017 at 9:59 AM

There is always some anxiety the night before the NAVLE! Here are a few tips for the night before the exam to help you get ready.

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Topics: NAVLE, VetPrep, Test Taking Tips

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