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Lori Hehn

Lori Hehn is a practicing veterinarian and 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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Marijuana Toxicity in Pets: Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted by Lori Hehn on November 19, 2018 at 2:41 PM
 
Nationwide, with many states approving the use of not only medical but recreational marijuana use, the toxicity in pets has skyrocketed. The drug is more accessible and dogs are drawn to it. 
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Topics: Marijuana Toxicity

Veterinarian's Guide to Recognizing Symptoms of Pain in Our Pet Patients

Posted by Lori Hehn on October 4, 2018 at 8:27 AM

As you know, dogs and cats are often very stoic and are good at hiding their pain. It is important to learn to recognize the signs of pain. Pain may manifest in various ways and as a veterinarian, good detective work is sometimes needed. 

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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

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