Pet Cancer Awareness Month – November

A rough estimate is that every 4th dog and every 5th cat will eventually develop some form of cancer during its lifetime. Cancers found in dogs and cats are very similar to the ones in humans and thorough research is of great benefit both for animals and people. A pet diagnosed with cancer isn’t necessarily a death sentence, as modern …

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotic Awareness Week (12-18 November)

History The first ever campaign on antibiotic use was initiated in Europe in order to raise awareness and understanding of antibiotic resistance. The campaign was called EAAD (European Antibiotic Awareness Day) and since its birth in 2008, it has successfully functioned as a platform supporting national campaigns. After similar approaches popped-out in many other world regions, WAAW (World Antibiotic Awareness …

Community encourages the practice that builds a habit – by Harris Fitzgerel

Guest article by Harris Fitzgerel on “Community encourages the practice that builds a habit”. If you read the last blog I wrote, it seems pretty clear that I’m a strong proponent for creating a work-life balance for yourself when you’re in vet school in order to build a habit of doing so not only throughout school but also in the …

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Breakthroughs in veterinary medicine in the last decade

Parallel to the developments in human medicine, veterinary medicine also manages to implement modern approaches to health practice. Researchers in the field work day and night to provide ways that could potentially improve the quality of life of all animal species. In this article, we will discuss the breakthroughs in veterinary medicine in the last decade.  Here is a list …

Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First – by Dr. Theresa Loo

A guest article by Dr. Theresa Loo – Putting Yourself First.   Dear Readers, When I say I’m a veterinarian, I’m filled with a sense of overwhelming pride and purpose. But as much as this profession fulfills me, it can also be incredibly draining. I’ve been reading more and more about the prevalence of compassion fatigue, burnout, and anxiety in the veterinary …

most unique gifts for vet techs

Most Unique Gifts for Vet Techs

Vet Tech Appreciation Week is coming really soon so we made a list of 7 gift ideas for this special event. You can surprise your colleagues or friends that are veterinary technician professionals and make them feel special for the occasion. Check out these unique gifts for vet techs. 1. Jewelry Surprise your favorite vet tech with a fancy jewelry …

Everything you need to know about being a vet tech veterinary technician

Everything you need to know about being a Vet Tech

What is a Vet Tech What is like being a vet tech? A veterinary technician is a certified professional in the field of veterinary technology who provides technical support for veterinarians in the process of patient care. Besides veterinarians, a vet tech is equally involved in the care of patients in veterinary hospitals and represents a valuable team member and …

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Surgical Hypothermia

Veterinary surgery is a huge part of most veterinary clinics. All veterinary clinics are aware of surgical complications and surgical hypothermia. On the infographic below you may see the path for heat loss in animals during surgeries, the main reasons for heat loss during surgeries and simple ways of preventing heat loss during surgeries. All veterinary surgeries can be divided …