What does a vet tech do?

Veterinary Assistant Salary

November 18, 2014

The position of a veterinary assistant is different than that of a veterinary technician. Unlike a vet tech, the veterinary assistant does not hold a degree from an accredited vet tech school. Normally a veterinary assistant learns by hands on experience in a veterinary hospital. Because a veterinary assistant does not have the schooling of […]

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Is pet insurance worth it?

November 17, 2014

As a vet tech I see a fair share of pets that do not have pet insurance. I also see a fair share of clients that find it hard to afford veterinary care, especially in emergency situations. So how would pet insurance help in a routine situation or even an emergency? Well for one thing, […]

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Dealing with difficult clients

November 11, 2014

One of the hardest parts of being a vet tech is dealing with difficult clients. A difficult client can easily ruin your day if you let them. So instead of letting a client immediately get under your skin, you should ask yourself why the client is being so difficult. A veterinary hospital can be a […]

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Vet Tech Specialties

November 7, 2014

The veterinary medical field is growing at a tremendous rate. A long with the growth of the industry, advances in veterinary medical technology are happening every day. The growth of veterinary medicine a long with new technology is creating a situation for vet techs to become more specialized in the field. What are vet tech […]

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Veterinary Technician in the Laboratory

January 12, 2013

Almost all hospitals have a laboratory that can be used to run many in-house tests to determine routine problems, as well as illness. The Veterinary technicians have an important role in the laboratory of a veterinary hospital. The vet tech is tasked with running as well as reporting lab work to the attending Doctor. Therefore […]

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How hard is it to be a veterinary technician?

March 22, 2012

The simple answer is that it is not easy to be a veterinary technician. You must finish a degree program from an accredited school to even take the national exam. Some people seem to find schooling hard and may find it difficult to complete either a 2 or 4 year program to become a vet […]

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A Vet Techs role in the pharmacy

March 19, 2012

One very important part of a veterinary hospital that is often overlooked is the pharmacy. The veterinary technician is often given the task of dispensing medication and printing labels for medication. Just as the veterinarian is responsible for dictating the correct medication and dosage, the vet tech is responsible for making sure the right medication […]

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Veterinary Technician and Expressing anal glands

March 14, 2012

Most dog owners never get to experience the very rewarding past-time of anal gland expression. Now, a lot of people will find the entire process very disgusting. However as a vet technician, expressing anal glands is kind of just part of the deal. So why do I say it is rewarding? Well there is just […]

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Veterinary Technicians Surgery Duties

March 11, 2012

Veterinary technicians are relied upon for helping the veterinarian to complete various surgeries. The vet tech have many tasks that are associated with the surgery process. As a veterinary technician it is important to take every step in the surgical process very seriously. Remember, that is someones pet! Vet techs can assist the veterinarian in […]

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Veterinary Technicians and Dental Cleaning

February 27, 2012

A veterinary technician dental cleaning is great for companion animals. Don’t you just love the feeling of your teeth after a dental cleaning? Those nice and smooth pearly whites to show off to everyone? Well why shouldn’t companion animals have the same opportunity? Guess what, they do! Dental cleanings are a common procedure in most […]

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Veterinary Techicians and Taking x-rays

February 25, 2012

Another exciting aspect of a veterinary technicians daily work is taking x-rays. After the veterinarian has discussed the procedure with the client, it is up to the vet technician to do the rest. Nearly all veterinary hospitals have an extensive amount of patient x-rays that are kept in order with a numbering system. It is […]

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Veterinary Technicians and Client Interaction

February 23, 2012

One of the most important aspects of being a veterinary technician is having the ability to interact with clients.  Dealing with clients is a central part of a veterinary technicians duties and can take up a large amount of time.  So you thought you would only be dealing with the animals? Unfortunately that is not […]

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