Must-have skills for a veterinary technician position

Being a veterinary technician requires a broad range of skills.

If you love working with everything from kitties and puppies to bunnies and guinea pigs, a veterinary technician position may be perfect for you. With this job, you may work in a local veterinary clinic or you might be assisting with the care of livestock and other farm animals. Either way, a…

Pharmaceutical technicians can be a part of changing the world

Some people in the pharmaceutical industry is playing an important role in making the world a better place.

One of the many reasons so many people choose to pursue a pharmacy technician degree is because it gives them a chance to make a positive contribution to society. While pharmaceutical companies often get a bad rap, certified pharmacy technicians are there to offer people who are suffering…

Explaining rising veterinary care costs

Take a closer look into why visits to the veterinarian cost as much as they do.

The Affordable Care Act isn’t just affecting human health care, it is having an impact on veterinary practices as well. The new law, along with the evolution of technology, medicines and vaccines used to treat animals, has been changing the face of veterinary health care recently, and it’s a…

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 shows simple ways to affect healthy eating behavior

"Traffic Light" labeling helps consumers make healthier eating decisions.

Physicians, government officials and health advocates have been trying for years to find ways to get the general populace to eat healthier. There have been national advertising campaigns, public health initiatives and constant warnings from various medical groups. Yet rates of obesity and…

What to do if you are having trouble with a patient

What should you do if you're having trouble with a patient?

As you begin your nursing career, you may notice from time to time that you’re given an assignment that you find tough to handle. This is particularly true if you are ever given a patient whose condition lies outside of your expertise. You certainly don’t want to tell your boss that you’re not…

My Starting Point – Mayra Ruiz Gallegos – Settling In

Mayra Ruiz Gallegos

Hi, it’s Mayra! ¬†Thanks for following my journey through the Pharmacy Technology program at the Mesa campus. Last time I shared my thoughts on orientation and the first day of class. Today I’m going to share a little about settling in, how I organize my schedule and try to give you a feel for…