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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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6 Best Note-Taking Apps for Vet Students

Posted by Lori Hehn on June 29, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Times have changed and the majority of what we do now is on our devices. I think most people can actually type faster than they can write.

In addition to saving paper and reducing our carbon print, the best way to take notes is via a handy-dandy note taking app which you can easily access on most of your devices. 

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Topics: Apps, Note Taking Apps

What's the Ideal Number of Daily Appointments for Veterinarians?

Posted by Lori Hehn on June 12, 2018 at 12:02 PM

Being overwhelmed and overworked are key factors in burn-out in our profession. We are all different in the way we handle cases, clients, hours, appointments, emergencies, etc.

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Topics: appointments

Delusional Parasitosis - What Should Veterinarians Do?

Posted by Lori Hehn on May 22, 2018 at 11:34 AM

Have you ever heard of Delusional Parasitosis? It isn't very common, but is a very real issue that you may come across in vet practice. 

This is a human disease or syndrome, where an owner believes that they or their pets are infested with a parasite or organism that isn't there.

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Topics: Clients, Client Situations, Veterinary Clients, Delusional Parasitosis

Pet Food Recalls: A Review on Botulism

Posted by Lori Hehn on May 4, 2018 at 8:21 AM

I saw this week that a raw diet was recalled for possible botulinum toxin contamination. I have only seen one suspected case of Botulism in practice (in a dog) but let’s take a moment to review this important disease. In general, dogs and cats tend to be more resistant.

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Topics: Pet Food Recalls, Botulism

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