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The Top 7 Things Veterinary Professionals Wish Clients Knew About 'The Back'

Kat Milcke, RVT Oct 14, 2016 4:12:17 PM Topics: Insider, Veterinary, Vet Tech

What's 'the back' and why are you taking my baby back there!

I don’t know about you and your clinic, but in my clinic, we have exam rooms ‘in the front’ of the hospital, and then a treatment area ‘in the back’. The back is ‘off limits’ to clients and the door to the place where the magic happens, so to speak, is clearly marked with ‘Employees Only’. Does that always keep the clients out? No, but it does deter most.
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Top Reasons Puppies Are Easier Than Toddlers

Jada Lewis, CVT Sep 20, 2016 9:35:00 AM

 I wasn’t always sure I wanted to have kids, but I was always sure that I wanted to have puppies. All the dogs in my herd I acquired as puppies. I went through the potty training stage, the chewing stage, the setting boundaries stage, and so on. At times it was difficult finding a pee spot here or a chewed up sock there. Now that I have a human child, I am not really sure what I got myself into.

The one thing I know for sure is that puppies are much easier to care for than toddlers and here is why:

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A Smart Flow Hidden Treasure: blood transfusions

Jada Lewis, CVT Sep 13, 2016 2:06:00 PM

It may come as no surprise (if you are a Smart Flow guru), that there are many ways to use the patient management system. Our team has found that clinics have so many different ways to approach how Smart Flow is used in their own flow of clinic events.

While we are constantly updating the system and making things even more awesome, there are some hidden treasures that some clinics are unaware of. Here is just one of the great hidden treasures to Smart Flow.

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Why I Choose to Surround Myself with Veterinary Professionals

Jada Lewis, CVT Sep 6, 2016 12:00:00 PM

It really might be that I have a hard time making new friends or that I work so many hours I don't even know where to start. Of course, I have my long-time friends from way back before I even knew what veterinary medicine was all about and they've grown accustomed to my career path. However, I find it so much easier to just surround myself with people that understand me best and that means lots of veterinary professionals. Here's why:

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50 Things We Love in Veterinary Medicine

Jada Lewis, CVT Aug 31, 2016 3:23:56 PM

There are so many things to love about veterinary medicine. It may not always be puppy and kittens all day long, but we sure have some things to love about our careers. Here are 50 things to love about veterinary medicine...

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My Veterinary Bucket list

Carolyn Maguire Aug 25, 2016 6:00:00 PM Topics: veterinary software, Veterinary

As the months turn into years in my veterinary career, I have discovered that bucket lists were not only for personal goals but for career goals as well.

The photograph of an obviously paralysed Indonesian street dog compelled me to join the Bali Street Dog Foundation and this experience ignited something within my soul which took me further than I had ever imagined.

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4 Reasons Why You Need More Control Over Your Inventory

Jada Lewis, CVT Aug 23, 2016 2:13:55 PM

Controlling inventory is an essential and crucial part to the success or failure of many veterinary practices. The good news is that there are solutions to help manage and control inventory.

If you are not beginning to use a system that includes technology, you might already be behind the curve. The latest integration between Smart Flow, Cubex and your practice management system could be the very thing that saves your clinic.

Here are 4 reasons why you need inventory control (using Smart Flow and Cubex).

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What Veterinary Medicine Will Look Like in 100 years

Jada Lewis, CVT Aug 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Once upon a time, not too long ago, in-house laboratory machines did not exist, digital x-rays were unheard of and nobody placed microchips. Veterinary medicine sure has come a long way and is continually evolving to enhance patient care and make everyone’s lives a little easier.

Since we’ve come such a long way, it is fun to fantasize about where we’ll be in the future. Here is how I see veterinary medicine changing in the next 100 years. First off, it will be all about technology. I imagine a world where microchips are still placed, but they instead hold an incredible amount of information that will transform the visit of our patients.

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5 Things I learned about Vet Med Working in a Low-Income Area

Jada Lewis, CVT Aug 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Emergency veterinary medicine is definitely not for the faint of heart. I have been fortunate enough to have worked in a busy emergency clinic that had many incredible cases. Some of the biggest lessons I learned came from the fact that I worked in an area with very low income that made a huge difference on treatment. Here are some things I learned...

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The Best of the Worst Pet Health Advice We've Ever Heard

Jada Lewis, CVT Aug 5, 2016 1:41:19 PM

Educating clients on pet health is one of the most important things veterinary professionals do on a daily basis. But, truth be told, people get pet health from the most unprofessional sources. These are the true stories of vet techs and their not so accurate conversations with pet owners about their health.

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