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8 Christmas Gift Ideas for Veterinary Technicians

Christmas gifts for veterinary technicians

Perfect Vet Tech Gifts for the Holidays

Everyone knows Christmas is the time to make the special people in your life feel appreciated. Well, your veterinary technician should be at the top of Santa’s list. After all, they care for your fuzzy and feathered friends when they are sick, reassure you about their progress, and make a vet’s job a lot easier. So, after raising a glass of eggnog to your favorite vet tech, here are some gift ideas to say thank you and Merry Christmas:

Animal print scrubs

With an easy internet search, you can find dozens of options. From cartoon characters to subtle paw print patterns, you are sure to find scrubs to please any fun-loving vet tech.

Hand sanitizer and moisturizer

Vet techs are constantly touching sick animals, and wash their hands often. This can lead to dry skin. With these two products, you can help them stay clean and keep their hands looking healthy.

Pet First Aid Kit

Vet Technicians are good Samaritans by nature, and would certainly want to help an injured animal. So this gift will both make them happy and helps an animal in distress.

Surgery cap

Just like scrubs, a fun surgery cap can lighten the load of a surgical vet tech. Lots of different patterns can be found online, and some companies will even personalize them with your technician’s name.

Stethoscope

A little more expensive, the Littmann company produces a highly regarded stethoscope specifically for veterinary use. Shop around as prices vary considerably.

Veterinary anatomical models

These are anatomical models of various animals. Some are see-through while others look real. They are educational, fun to build, and look cool on a vet tech’s desk.

Stethoscope charm

This can take the guesswork out of identifying one’s own stethoscope. They come in many colors and styles, and can really be useful in larger clinics with multiple vet techs.

Christmas tree pet ornaments

Lastly, what says “thank you for taking care of fluffy” more than a Yorkie tree ornament?

Veterinary technicians deserve credit for their knowledge, professionalism, and empathy. A Christmas gift lets them know you noticed what a great job they do.

Interested in Veterinary Technician Training? Milwaukee Career College offers hands-on vet tech training. To learn more, head over to our Veterinary Technician Training Program page!

Inside Look at Medical Billing and Coding

medical billing and coding specialist

Everything MCC Students Need To Know About Medical Careers

Medical billing and coding processes link patients, healthcare providers, and health insurance companies. Accurate billing and coding keep the money side of the healthcare industry moving smoothly. Yet, few people understand how medical billing and coding work.

Part One: Medical Coding. A patient’s visit to a healthcare facility produces information, which doctors and other medical staff make records of. A medical coder then takes the report and/or test results prepared from the patient’s visit and translates the information into medical codes.

Medical codes consist of numbers, letters, and dashes. For different medical procedures, diagnoses, diseases, etc., there are different code systems or classifications. So, to learn to code medical information is similar to learning new languages.

What is the point of translating a patient’s information into codes? Medical codes make communication between different parts of the medical world easier and less ambiguous. The codes function as official standards that all parties agree on. This way, insurance providers, government agencies, doctors, etc. know exactly (and immediately) what is being communicated.

Part Two: Medical Billing. When a medical coder is finished coding, the next stage of the process is billing. Medical billers use coded health information to send in claims to health insurance companies. The medical billing process ensures that doctors and other health professionals are compensated. The medical biller is the link between a doctor’s office and health insurance companies.

A medical biller must monitor claims and make sure health insurance companies render payments. They work to solve any problems that arise during the claim submission and billing process. Accuracy and record keeping are essential skills for a medical biller. Oftentimes, the same professional is responsible for both coding and billing.

Becoming a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. Medical assistants often do medical billing and coding. It is a rewarding career, one that is challenging and essential in any healthcare office. However, specialized education is necessary to enter the field.

Milwaukee Career College, an accredited institution focused on practical degrees, can help you quickly obtain the skills and knowledge you need to successfully enter the healthcare field as a medical billing and coding specialist. Feel free to ask any questions or explore this career further.

6 Study Habits for Career Training to Add to Your New Years Resolution

Career training study habits to add to your new years resolution

Ring in the New Year with Success in Career Training

The new year is quickly approaching, and that means it is time to start thinking about your New Years Resolutions. If you are trying to become a more effective student, you should implement new study habits in the new year.

It is hard to always find the right amount of time to study, but you will see better results if you learn to develop and apply effective study habits. Here is a list of study habits that you should add to your New Years Resolution.

1. Spend time studying each day. Trying to cram all of the information the night before a test is stressful and usually does not produce positive results. Try to follow a schedule and review your notes each day to help keep your mind fresh on the topic.

2. Study at the same time each day. Creating a daily routine will make you more consistent, and it helps your studying become a part of your life. You will be more prepared to study each day if you know when each study session will be happening.

3. Come to class prepared, and take good notes. Always try to show up for class, because you do not want to get behind on your assignments and notes. Also, find a method of note taking that fits you and your ways of studying. Prepare for the career training by reading the chapter beforehand and studying the notes you have already taken.

4. Start with your most difficult subject first. You put the most mental energy and effort into the subject that is hardest for you, and you should start this subject first. Once you finish the hardest subject, it will be easier to complete your other subjects.

5. Do not procrastinate. Instead of setting assignments aside for a later date, try to work on them right away to give you the proper time to research, revise, and complete your project. Procrastination will lead to rushing, and rushing your work will cause many errors.

6. Release yourself from any possible distractions. Try to avoid anything that will keep you from studying including the TV, radio, and anything else that distracts you. Distractions cause you to lose your train of thought and make it harder to focus on the subject.

If you can learn to implement these study habits into your daily routine, you will start to see better success in your career training. If you are looking at enrolling in vocational training, contact us today! Milwaukee Career College offers career training  for those looking to earn a high-quality education in the Dental, Medical, and Veterinary fields. We would love to help you acquire the skills to start a career!

Medical Terminology Survival Guide for Medical Assisting Students

Medical Terminology Made Simple

We understand that learning medical terminology can be intimidating, but don’t be discouraged by the long list of terms you have to memorize for you medical assisting exams. Most medical terms are formed in similar ways by combining prefixes, suffixes and a root word.

To help ease the learning process and reduce stress during your exams, we’ve created a Medical Terminology Study Guide. Keep reading to learn more.

 

Medical Terminology Survival Guide for Medical Assisting Exams

 

We wish you the best of luck on your upcoming exams during vocational training and in your future medical assisting career!

 

Interested in learning more about becoming a medical assistant? Milwaukee Career College offers hands-on Medical Assistant Training Programs. Financial is available to those who qualify. MCC also offers one-on-one job placement assistance to students and graduates. To learn more about beginning your new medical assisting career, head over to our Medical Assistant Training page!

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Chaya Cohen

The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :)
Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :)

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Chaya Cohen

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"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed."


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Milwaukee Career College
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Picture is Noel Fritz checking a patient's blood pressure.
"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed." View more testimonials

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While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student.


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Milwaukee Career College
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Pictured is MCC grad Amanda Krebs working in a Vet Clinic
While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student. View more testimonials
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