We all know that vet techs have a lot of their plate. They juggle client education, patient care, technical skills and last minute walk-in emergencies all while anticipating the needs of the doctors.
If you're nearing the end of your rope and are contemplating leaving veterinary medicine behind, there are some areas within the industry that are worth considering before saying goodbye completely.
It's not uncommon for vets, technicians, and hospital managers to decide to switch things up and start working in a different type of practice. Whether it's going from general practice to emergency medicine or vice versa, there are lots of things to consider while making the switch.
Feeding our hospitalized patients can be a challenge at times. From finicky felines to feeding tubes, we've determined the top 5 difficulties of feeding in-patients!
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).
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.
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!
“Everybody starts somewhere.” We’ve all heard it, but how often does it actually sink in? It seems the longer you’re in a career, the the easier it is to forget how it is to be a newbie. Many people view it as a negative to have a new grad in their practice. Personally, I think new grads are grossly underrated.
When people picture life in a vet clinic, we all know what comes to mind. Happy puppies bouncing around in one pristine exam room while playful kittens chase a toy on a string in another. And some (very rare, very precious) days, this is true. But guys, the truth is, veterinary medicine is HARD.