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VMX Conference 3-7 February

Formerly known as the NAVC (North American Veterinary Conference), the VMX (Veterinary Meeting & Expo) will be held this year 3-7 February in Orlando, Florida. The first event was held back in 1984 as the Eastern States Veterinary Conference that brought many professionals in the field from around the world to gather up and meet in Orlando. The first meeting …

Veterinary Technician Specialties

Just like veterinarians, veterinary technicians can attain a higher level of knowledge and be recognized for their developed skills in certain disciplines. This can be achieved by following and successfully completing a course in a veterinary technician organization accredited by NAVTA and AVMA. The accredited academy for veterinary technician specialties must develop and offer advanced pathways for future VTS’s (Veterinary …

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Fear Free Certification

Veterinary clinics and veterinary professionals are aware of the fact that hospital visits are declining and the negative trend continues to grow despite the great work you and your team are doing. And you keep asking yourself what we did wrong? Take this situation, for example, a kitty with severe bronchitis was hospitalized for a week and probably the whole …

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Intervertebral Disc Diseases in Dogs – Unraveling the Genetics

The IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) represents a syndrome of combined pain and neurological problems accompanied by degeneration of one or even more Intervertebral discs. Sometimes this condition is referred to as herniated or slipped disc. The disease is one of the most prevalent neurological disorders in companion animals and supposedly affects approximately 2% of the dog population. The discs are …

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Complex of Respiratory Diseases in Cats

The complex of respiratory diseases in cats includes illnesses which are manifested with mouth cavity ulcerations, salivation, and lacrimation, conjunctivitis, rhinitis and sinusitis. Most important diseases in domestic and exotic species of cats associated with this complex include FCV (Feline Calicivirus) FVR (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Feline Herpesvirus Type 1), Mycoplasma Felis and Chlamydia Felis. FCV and FVR are of far …

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Some of the Top Accredited Vet Tech Schools in the US

Since we covered a lot of vet tech-related topics so far, but still not as nearly as enough, we are proud to say that more and more people are interested in actually trying the profession for them. We mentioned a lot of times that both the revenues, working possibilities and fields of specialization, as well as open job positions for …

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VET TECH APPRECIATION WEEK

The Vet Tech Appreciation Week or the National Vet Tech Week represents an annual tradition in celebrating the Vet Tech profession. For now, this vet tech week is celebrated only in the US, but as the profession grows each year it won’t be a miracle if other countries join the celebration as well. The tradition started in June 1993 when …

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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. 1. Jewelry Surprise your favorite vet tech with a fancy jewelry accessory, rings, and necklaces with pendants, made from …

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 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 irreplaceable asset. In everyday situations, the work …