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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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Boost Your Chances for Vet School Acceptance (my aha moment)

Posted by Lori Hehn on March 21, 2018 at 1:34 PM

It has been over 17 years since I was first accepted to veterinary school. I remember sitting in the room with the other students and thinking that there must be some mistake. Somehow, I was here but I wasn’t really supposed to be (what if they don’t call my name?)

It seems that many of the other students were thinking the same thing as our nerves were on edge about what the next four years would bring.

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Topics: Vet School

Increasing Social Media Reach For Your Vet Practice!

Posted by Lori Hehn on March 16, 2018 at 10:25 AM

Chances are, you are fluent in using social media in your daily life. The majority of Americans are on their phone on average of 5 hours per day. That number is staggering!

So, if you are looking for a great way to reach your clients, look no further than the device in your hand.

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Topics: Veterinary Clients, Vet Practice

Recalls: Euthanasia Drug in Pet Foods?

Posted by Lori Hehn on March 11, 2018 at 1:21 PM

I don’t know about you, but as a veterinarian I become worried and also frustrated when there are these major pet food recalls.

Why? Mostly because every single client asks about them, and it seems that it is very difficult for us as veterinarians to stay in the loop and be able to provide accurate and up to date information regarding all of these recalls.

We have so many other things to deal with on a daily basis, and now we are looped in to knowing about the products the pet food industry is putting on the shelves. We are the experts of everything healthcare for pets, and it is our duty to stay informed of recalls and be prepared to answer questions regarding them no matter how frustrating it is.

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Topics: Pet Food, Pet Food Recalls

Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Self-Care

Posted by Lori Hehn on March 5, 2018 at 8:37 AM

We have heard a lot about compassion fatigue in the last couple of years when it comes to the veterinary community. It is a very important topic to address if you work in the veterinary field.

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Topics: Stress Management, Compassion Fatigue, Suicide

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