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10 Ways To Not Be A Jerk In Veterinary Medicine

Jada Lewis, CVT Mar 16, 2018 5:07:00 PM

It really is quite simple to not be a jerk in veterinary medicine. Step number one, don't be a jerk. If you are not sure what not being a jerk looks like, just follow these next steps:

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12 Ways to Rock Your Next Jugular Blood Draw

Jada Lewis, CVT Mar 8, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Getting the confidence and skill to hit the jugular vein can feel like climbing Mt. Everest. It can be incredibly intimidating and might leave you wondering if you will ever succeed at it. Sticking a needle into a patient's neck is as scary as it sounds. However, if you are equipped with the next pointers, you are sure to rock your next jugular blood draw. 

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What NOT to do in the veterinary industry

Jada Lewis, CVT Feb 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM

We all tend to have this glamorous idea of our veterinary careers. We are going to change the lives of every client, patient and stray animal that crosses our path to no end. Then our careers begin and we are bombarded with the not so glamorous part: the medical records, the inoperable tumors, the anal gland explosions, the long hours, the lack of sleep, the crazy clients, the gossiping, the knee pain, the headaches and the realization that you just don't have enough strength to do it all. As you get further into your career you will have to follow these tips on what NOT to do in the veterinary industry if you want to survive. 

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How High School Ruined My Veterinary Career

Jada Lewis, CVT Feb 21, 2018 11:57:00 AM Topics: Vet Tech

I went to your pretty average, midwestern high school where FFA, show choir and wrestling ruled the roost. Milton, Wisconsin is pretty small (population 5,000), but very proud. The teachers were amazing, the students were typical and there were few true cliques since we all went to school from elementary and on. The problem was not with the high school itself, but the structure of nearly every high school across America. 

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6 Ways to Improve Patient Care in Your Veterinary Hospital

Jada Lewis, CVT Feb 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM Topics: Veterinary

Nothing matters more than the way we approach, care for, and treat our veterinary patients. In fact, they are the sole reason we are employed. It is our duty and responsibilty to see that each patient is comfortable, clean and receiving the best medical approach possible. We've previously mentioned how to improve patient care under anesthesia, but let's see how to improve patient care in the rest of your veterinary hospital. 

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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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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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