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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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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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The New Wave of Veterinary Anesthetic Monitoring

Jada Lewis, CVT Jul 28, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Precision, accuracy and safety are all things veterinary technicians strive for when monitoring anesthesia. The truth is, we have bad handwriting and are usually juggling many things at once to be completely focused on the patient at all moments. The great news is that the new wave of veterinary anesthetic monitoring covers all of these problems.

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50 Things That Go Through a Technician's Head Daily

Jada Lewis, CVT Jul 22, 2016 12:02:42 PM

 There's a thousand things that run through a technician's head daily. In the span of an 8-12 hour shift these are just some of the thoughts that go running wildly through our heads. 

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5 Reasons Why You Need an Electronic Anesthetic Sheet

Jada Lewis, CVT Jul 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM
For some veterinary professionals out there, you don't even need to hear one reason to use an electronic anesthetic sheet. You are already sold on the idea. In case you are not completely sold on technology or anything electronic, just take a minute to review the reasons why you and your staff would benefit from an electronic anesthetic sheet
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The Fortunate Side of Euthanasia

Jada Lewis, CVT Jul 8, 2016 11:02:20 AM

I sometimes forget how fortunate we are to have euthanasia as an acceptable option. Recently, this hit home for my friend’s cat. It really got me thinking how ending life is a very precious decision.

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I Hate Askholes

Jada Lewis, CVT Jul 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

What food should I feed my dog? My cat is peeing outside the litter box, how do I stop this? Is this spot normal? Can I do something for this at home? My dog is in labor, what should I do? These are the questions that many of us hear not only at work, but from our lovely friends and family. I personally have no problem helping a friend out with basic pet health questions. The problem is when they become askholes.

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Why the Hammer Doesn't Always Work

Jada Lewis, CVT Jun 23, 2016 10:55:51 AM

I made a mistake. It was a combination of miscommunication and assumption. Without going into detail, I made an error that could have been detrimental to my patient, but ended up being ok. No harm, no foul. As the error was being realized among the team, I thought the hammer was about to come down on me by the attending veterinarian. I braced for it. I winced. I tightened every muscle in my body. Strangely though, it did not come down.

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The Ultimate Solution to Tracking Charges

Jada Lewis, CVT Jun 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Nothing is more frustrating than missing charges or billing a client incorrectly. Smart Flow is a great tool for tracking charges when a patient is hospitalized. We've recently added a new PRN billing feature that will help your staff be even more precise.

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Ways to De-Stress At Work

Jada Lewis, CVT Jun 8, 2016 6:08:49 PM

It's pretty obvious that our jobs are tiresome. Between crazy clients, full schedules, phones ringing off the hook and uncooperative patients, our days accrue lots of stress. While it might be diffcult to find the time to de-stress, here are some ways you might fit it in while at work. 

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