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A veterinarian is just a doctor that treats furry, cute patients.

  • Shelley Wenger
    Published 4 months ago
    Should You Get Insurance for Your New Puppy?

    Should You Get Insurance for Your New Puppy?

    Getting a new puppy is always an exciting time. You are bringing a new bundle of joy into your life, one that should give you lots of love and happiness over the next few years.
  • Brittany Bryks
    Published 6 months ago
    Pawprints

    Pawprints

    Fur. Feathers. Scales. Paws. Beaks. Claws. In the past 6 years of which I have been a Registered Veterinary Technician, I have experienced such a large number of the aforementioned types of animals I've lost count. All have crossed my path due to differing circumstances, whether it be their unfortunate ill health or their exciting first chapter with a new family. But each one was special.
  • Hannah Johnson
    Published 7 months ago
    Veterinary Staff

    Veterinary Staff

    All my life, my jobs have been considered essential. I've worked in horse barns, at dog kennels, and at veterinary clinics. Even in snow storms with a Ford Fiesta, I made the trek to work to take care of the animals. Never in a million years did I expect essential to include working during a global pandemic.
  • Jennifer Sanders
    Published 8 months ago
    Checklist Use During Pet Wellness Visits

    Checklist Use During Pet Wellness Visits

    It is essential to stay on top of your pet's health by getting thorough annual wellness exams and routine vaccinations. A pet wellness exam is key to your pet's good health. Preventative care can protect your pet from illnesses and diseases, as well as catch any pending illnesses before they become more serious.
  • Hannah Johnson
    Published 10 months ago
    I love my job

    I love my job

    Currently, I work as a full time veterinary surgical technician. I'm not licensed, I didn't go to a special school or go through a special program. I didn't even have a lot of experience or training in the field when I was hired. I was trained solely at the clinic I work at. I have put in a lot of hours, including unpaid hours at home, learning skills to make me a good technician, and let me tell you, I am a DAMN good veterinary technician.
  • Emma Rowan
    Published 11 months ago
    How to Calm a Dog When They're Afraid of Fireworks

    How to Calm a Dog When They're Afraid of Fireworks

    The new year's just passed. And it won't be too long before another event in your city will start shooting off fireworks to celebrate. So many dogs are terrified of fireworks. It's not just the small breeds. True, some dogs don't care. But some, like my lovely Labrador puppy, whimper, run, and hide from the sound of firecrackers.
  • Azaris Morales
    Published about a year ago
    Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 8)

    Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 8)

    Sunday October 13, 2019 8:05 AM: Looking back on the above picture I remember that night perfectly. The ICU was full and my triage nurse was up to her ears in emergencies. This beautiful Galah parrot was brought into my ER due to a bad wing trim. I was the ICU Nurse and Shift Supervisor that night. The owner did not want to part with her baby and my triage nurse explained to me that the bird was visibly in pain.
  • Autumn Brown
    Published 2 years ago
    Five Common Signs That Your Pet Is Sick

    Five Common Signs That Your Pet Is Sick

    First of all, I would like to inform you that most of these symptoms will result in needing immediate attention from a vet. So, rule of thumb, take your pet for regular check ups, keep your vet's phone number on your fridge or in your emergency contacts list.
  • Charlee Love
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Things All Veterinary Technicians Wish You Wouldn't Do

    10 Things All Veterinary Technicians Wish You Wouldn't Do

    Most pet owners only see veterinary interactions from one view, the view of the pet owner. I have been a veterinary technician for five years and I have seen veterinary interactions from the view of the tech and the owner. There are several things done by the pet owner that SHOULD be avoided at all costs. These things are not just to benefit the technician and veterinarian, but to allow for the entire visit for the patient, owner, and staff to be smooth and effective.
  • Brittany Bryks
    Published 2 years ago
    'Pet' Peeves

    'Pet' Peeves

    Having worked in the veterinary field for the last 4 years as a veterinary nurse, I’ve come to realize that there are certain trends that become glaringly apparent when you take a look at pet owners as a group.
  • Kimberly Light
    Published 3 years ago
    Veterinarians Are Not Trying to Steal Your Money!

    Veterinarians Are Not Trying to Steal Your Money!

    Let me clarify that MOST veterinarians are not trying to steal your money. I have worked in general practice and emergency, and both are expensive, even if your pet isn’t sick and it is just wellness with some vaccines. I have seen so many people become upset and angry when they get to the front and are about to pay, which is understandable, but having a pet is not cheap, and no one said it was! Especially when something goes wrong with your pet and you don’t have insurance or extra money on the side.
  • Margret Becker
    Published 3 years ago
    A Day in the Life of a Vet Tech

    A Day in the Life of a Vet Tech

    A lot of people think that working with animals is all snuggles and kisses. Well, they are ALL wrong. While veterinary hospitals and clinics do see baby animals like puppies and kittens they also see a lot more than that. This job is mentally, physically and emotionally draining. If you are considering entering this field please think twice.