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A Vet Tech's Frustrations with IV Fluids

Samantha Toy, RVT Oct 12, 2018 6:34:00 AM Topics: Vet Tech

Vet techs: we love our job, but there are always frustrations when it comes to doing it!  One of those things can be administering IV fluids.  Here are some common issues we have with this part of the job (and some solutions).

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How to NOT burn your veterinary medicine bridges

Smart Flow Team Oct 5, 2018 2:38:00 PM

 

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4 Steps to Becoming a Top Notch Veterinary Clinic

Samantha Toy, RVT Sep 26, 2018 2:54:00 PM

Are you an ambitious veterinary practice owner with great plans for the future? We know that competition is tough with new veterinary clinics popping up all the time, but luckily there are few things you can do to help your practice stand out from the bunch (and they don't have to cost a fortune!).

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Lessons to be Learned by Working in a Low-Income Area

Smart Flow Team Sep 19, 2018 12:57:00 PM

Emergency veterinary medicine is definitely not for the faint of heart. Some of the biggest lessons to be learned come from working in areas with very low income, which we all know can hugely affect a huge difference on treatment. Here are some of those lessons.

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7 Ways to Get Out of a Veterinary Team Rut

Smart Flow Team Sep 14, 2018 3:33:00 PM Topics: Veterinary

Many veterinary clinics sink into a rut with team members that can cause complacency, bitterness, and unnecessary drama. Many teams just need a few refreshing ideas to boost their veterinary team morale. Here are some ideas to implement immediately. 

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How to Avoid Being a Bad Veterinary Boss

Samantha Toy, RVT Aug 31, 2018 3:10:13 PM

We all know that as humans, we're programmed to make mistakes and (hopefully) learn from them after they realize we've committed one. But what if someone is continuously repeating the same mistake and doesn’t realize it? How badly affected a veterinary practice will be if this "someone" is the boss? Managing a veterinary practice and keeping everything in order is definitely tough, but there are few things to avoid so you won’t be that "someone".

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4 Ways to Survive Veterinary Staff Meetings

Smart Flow Team Aug 17, 2018 4:35:00 PM
If you've ever had to host a meeting, you understand how terrifying it can be. Will people show up? Will they listen? Does anybody care?
 
Here are a few tips to keep people from mindlessly staring at their phones and engaged in your meeting. 
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Transitioning From Vet Tech to Client: I'm "One of Those" People

Samantha Toy, RVT Aug 10, 2018 11:56:25 AM Topics: Vet Tech

If you follow this blog, you know that I was a general practice technician for 9 years before joining Smart Flow.  While I love my new work outside of the clinic, I must admit it was a bit of a struggle at first.  I moved to a new city after I transitioned from clinic work, and as I stood at the reception desk of the local vet clinic waiting to pay for my cat food and it hit me: I was officially a client.  And let me tell you, life seemed a whole lot different from the other side of the counter.

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9 Ways to Master Veterinary Patient Restraint

Samantha Toy, RVT Aug 3, 2018 3:04:00 PM Topics: Vet Tech

In veterinary medicine, patient restraint can be one of the more challenging areas to master. Here are some tips to make your life easier and the patient's visit less stressful!

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7 Things Sports Can Teach Us About Vet Medicine

Samantha Toy, RVT Jul 27, 2018 3:03:00 PM Topics: Veterinary

It's a little ironic that I chose this topic to share with you all, because as anyone who knows me would tell you, I've always been planted firmly on the academic side of the science vs sports scale.

That being said, I do think there are some good lessons to be learned from sports when it comes to vet med, and pointing them out is my main goal (okay, go ahead and groan). Here are 7 things sports can teach us about veterinary medicine.

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