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Author Archives: Camille McArdle

Misunderstood Maggots

Just about every veterinary technician who has been in practice for more than a year has a maggot story to tell. The response is almost universal: eeeuuuwwww. You get that shudder up your spine and the urge to hurl just … Continue reading

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Plan Your Career: The Next Step after Becoming a Vet Tech

While enrolled in a veterinary technician program, a student may regard graduation or getting that first job as the ultimate goal. But, once you get there, where do you go? Is receiving a regular paycheck enough of a goal to … Continue reading

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Life-Long Learning and Veterinary Technician Students

At the Minnesota School of Business Blaine campus there exists a living, breathing poster child for the concept of “lifelong learning”. The veterinary technology students at that campus get no sympathy from Dr. Bonni Robilliard when they complain about “how … Continue reading

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Stars rock Vet Tech

Each year the Broadview University students vote on Faculty Member of the Year.  At each of the four BVU campuses that hosts a Veterinary Technology program, the winner for 2011 was the Vet Tech Program Chair!! Each one of these … Continue reading

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Tornados in Horse Country

Last month’s swarm of tornados that swept across Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio caused massive devastation in the Ohio River Valley area and took over three dozen human lives.  The news was full of incredibly sad stories of injuries and deaths.  … Continue reading

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Every Animal Deserves the Best

Check out the cool photographs taken during a surgery on a cat! A photographer at our Minnesota School of Business – Rochester campus put up a collage of pictures (nothing gory) that bring to life a lot of what is … Continue reading

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An Unusual Patient

“Unusual” patient? How about a sea turtle with a spear through its head? Read about what happened and see the pictures and x-ray at http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-breaking-news/2011/11/28/saving-sara.aspx Continue reading

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How Did Dogs Become Dogs?

Mark Derr, in his book “How the Dog Became the Dog – From Wolves to Our Best Friends”, presents an interesting theory about the pathways that led to that sleeping bundle of fur at our feet. He suggests that wolves … Continue reading

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Do Economic Conditions Affect Veterinary Care?

What has happened to the human-animal bond during these economic hard times? One would think that all veterinary clinics have seen a downturn in business as people scrimp on pet care in order to make ends meet. But the reality … Continue reading

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Junior Vet Camp a Success

For the Veterinary Technology students at our Minnesota School of Business – Plymouth campus, hosting the “Junior Vet Camp” as a Community Education event is becoming a quarterly ritual. The photos are from the event held recently in November. First … Continue reading

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