Veterinary technicians can be detectives, too

People in the veterinary profession often have to double as detectives when getting to the bottom of the illnesses afflicting their patients.

Working in any field of the health profession means you serve many purposes – lifesaver, caregiver, healer, psychological support, etc. However, one specialty that is rarely mentioned may be just as important as any of those others: Detective.
Whether you’re a brain surgeon, a night-shift nurse…

Study says pet obesity is often a product of ‘emotional overeating’

For some pets, obesity is just as big an issue as it is with many humans.

While the obesity epidemic among people may be one of the biggest health concerns in the United States, the same malady appears to be afflicting their pets. And as with humans, animal obesity may be partially caused by “emotional overeating,” similar to how people eat unhealthy comfort foods…

New sterilization techniques should aid veterinary professionals

There are several new, non-invasive techniques for animal sterilization.

New advancements in the world of veterinary medicine could soon have a major impact on the way dogs and cats are spayed and neutered. Whether it’s a drug that eliminates the need for surgery, or the application of new techniques that will allow veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians…

Vets on the trail of mysterious dog virus

Vets in a couple of states have been tracking a mysterious illness afflicting dogs.

Veterinarians in New Jersey and Ohio have been reporting a rash of cases where dogs already vaccinated against the flu are coming down with related illnesses. However, while the stories are cause for concern, many vets who are handling the cases believe they are closing in on the cause of the…

New mandate for animal dentistry

New rules are set to take effect that will change the way animals are treated during dental procedures.

Recently, the American Animal Hospital Association announced a rule mandating that all AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals and those seeking accreditation from the organization anesthetize and intubate all dental patients.1 The announcement builds on the AAHA’s recommendations contained in its…

Where do veterinary technicians work?

Veterinary technicians work in many different environments.

When you make the decision to enroll in a veterinary technology program, it’s important to think about the environment in which you would like to work after graduation. Veterinary techniciansĀ  have the opportunity to help animals in a variety of environments, including offices, private clinics…

Alternative therapies in veterinary medicine

Vets and Vet techs have been turning to alternative therapies to treat animals.

Medical care and services used to treat humans and those used to treat animals often overlap. And just as alternative therapies have become increasingly prevalent in the treatment of people, they are also making headway into the world of veterinary technology and medicine.
In Arizona, Dr. Tim…