The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace

Before discussing soft skills and their importance in the workplace, it might first be helpful to define their opposite: hard skills. Hard skills are the technical skills one typically learns through hands-on training in school or practical experiences on the job. They are generally specific to the industry or line of work that a person has trained for. Dental Assistants, for example, acquire skills in x-ray processing and maintaining dental records. Veterinary Assistants train to nurse animals and assist in surgery, whereas Medical Assistants learn how to measure vital signs and administer patient injections. While hard skills are fundamental to

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The Veterinary Assistant to Veterinary Technician Career Jump

Making a change in your career is a major decision that requires plenty of thought and planning. To land a new role, a certain degree or certification may be necessary. You might need to go back to school or undergo additional training to be fully qualified. The day-to-day of your next position may look a bit different from anything you have done previously. It should not be surprising, then, that there is lots to consider when making the jump from veterinary assistant to veterinary technician. If you are a veterinary assistant aspiring to become a veterinary technician, we’ve come up

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How to Relieve Stress In College

Tips for students to manage stress while taking college classes Although generally seen as a time of independence and growth, going back to school can be stressful. In fact, researchers recorded that 8 in 10 college students report high-stress levels. Some of the factors that induce stress during this period include finances, social adjustments, time management, and course material. With April being National Stress Awareness Month, it is an important time to remember the small measures we can take to reduce stress in this aspect of our lives. Keep reading to see what steps you can use both at school

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What is Pet Dental Health Month?

How to care for your pet’s dental health this month and beyond According to the American Pet Products Association’s National Pet Owners Survey, 70% of households in the U.S. own a pet, or about 90.5 million families. Just like us, these furry friends need the proper care to ensure a long and healthy life. Sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), February is regarded as Pet Dental Health Month, which is a reminder for pet owners to evaluate their furry friend’s dental hygiene. Unlike us, pets cannot clean their teeth with daily brushing and flossing. However, pet owners can

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Veterinary Technicians are in High Demand

See Why Now is a Great Time to Enter the Industry The Veterinary industry saw a surge in the last year of patients. The surge was due to the many people and families that adopted a pet during quarantine in 2020. The increase of pet owners all around the country indirectly led to a labor shortage of Veterinary Technicians and Assistants. Why is there a shortage? The rise in people being let go from their jobs during the pandemic and the increasing numbers of burnt-out workers has left the veterinary industry in a worker shortage. Many previous workers have felt

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8 Surprising Stats About the Veterinary Industry

Digging Deeper into the Veterinary Medicine Everyone who owns a pet will at some point need to go to a vet clinic for something. The veterinary industry is a $50.2 billion industry in the United States. With how large the industry is, there are many things you probably didn’t know about the industry. Here are several statistics about the veterinary industry that might surprise you. 1. 67% of Households in the U.S. Have a Pet This means that as a veterinarian technician, you will likely have the opportunity to interact with over half of the people in your area, or

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