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  1. 2018 Minnesota VMA Annual Meeting

    February 15 @ 8:00 am - February 17 @ 5:00 pm
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    March 4 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 5:00 pm
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    May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm

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  • Paying Off Loans: What Every Veterinarian Needs To Know
    A veterinarian’s main concern is caring for animals. Pet owners, animal lovers, and farmers depend on these specialists to uphold animal health and well-being. Government relies on vets for research into disease, food safety and drugs. The last thing the student or newly-graduated vet wants to think about is paying back loans.  Much like human medical […]
  • The Wonderful World of Wildlife Rehabilitation – Part I
    There’s so much more to being a wildlife rehabilitator than a simple love of wildlife.  Wildlife rehabilitators provide treatment and care to injured, sick or orphaned native species until they are well enough to be released.ResponsibilitiesAccording to the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA), the primary duty of a wildlife rehabilitator is to examine injured wildlife […]
  • Christmas Animals
    As far back as anyone can remember, animals have been a central part of Christmas celebrations.   These animals have been instrumental in the development of the stories of the holiday and date back all the way to the origin and birth of Christianity. The creatures of old—the camel and the owl for example—are not very […]

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Importance of a regular calibration on your portable x-ray machine

The importance of a regular calibration on your portable X-ray machine cannot be over stated. Many problems can be detected early and easily fixed when the machine is on a regular calibration schedule. As the x-ray unit ages the x-ray tube inside your machine will tend drop its output efficiency compared to where it was [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Blog|

Snow is Falling, Books are Calling

While winter is a great time to reflect on last year and plan for the New Year, there’s nothing like an appealing book to get your mind moving in the right direction. With that in mind, the Diagnostic Imaging Systems team has compiled some of their favorite animal/veterinary books.  So heat up the cocoa, snuggle [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Blog|

The Wonderful World of Wildlife Rehabilitation – Part I

There’s so much more to being a wildlife rehabilitator than a simple love of wildlife.  Wildlife rehabilitators provide treatment and care to injured, sick or orphaned native species until they are well enough to be released. Responsibilities According to the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA), the primary duty of a wildlife rehabilitator is to examine [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Christmas Animals

As far back as anyone can remember, animals have been a central part of Christmas celebrations.   These animals have been instrumental in the development of the stories of the holiday and date back all the way to the origin and birth of Christianity. The creatures of old—the camel and the owl for example—are not very [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|Blog|

Olive Oil for Dogs

An awesome addition to your pooch’s diet, olive oil packs a nutritious one-two punch. Ever wonder why?  Here are just a few reasons to share with your canine buddy. When it comes to homeopathic remedies for dogs, there are a variety of “people foods” that can provide some valuable benefits. A superstar in the category [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Blog|

Why You Should Consider a Barn Cat

The farm cat, also known as a barn cat, is a domestic cat, usually of mixed breed, that lives primarily out-of-doors, in a feral or semi-feral condition on agricultural properties, usually sheltering in outbuildings. Have you seen stray cats hanging around the barn or home?  Wish they’d go away?  Don’t be so sure they can’t [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Blog|

Things Your Vet Won’t Tell You

We asked a few of our favorite veterinarians and vet technicians to share their pet vet tips.  Read what they have to say and learn how you can save time and money.   Medical notes aren’t just about your pet Most vet practices keep extensive notes on behavior—both animal and human.  If you act aggressively [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Blog|

Horse Rescue – Start a Successful Sanctuary

Rescuing horses is unlike rescuing dogs, cats, and other typical pets.  Often, these animals are saved when they are given away for free, or abandoned.   Conversely, horses are often saved from the road to the slaughterhouse or purchased at auctions attended by meat buyers. The How To Best case, rescue organizations don’t “buy” animals, but [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Blog|

Vet Nurse or Vet Tech – What’s In a Name?

The dream of working in the veterinary field often begins with a child’s first pet.  Pursuing a career as a vet tech or a vet nurse is the popular alternative for those animal lovers with limited time or limited finances.   A career as a vet tech or vet nurse provides an ever-changing work environment and [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Blog|

Pet and Disaster Preparedness

Hurricanes.  Tornadoes.  Earthquakes.  It could be a snowstorm.  Or a flood.   You've made it through safely, but what about your pets? Follow these tips to make an emergency plan for your pets: Microchip your pets Microchipping is one of the best ways to ensure that you and your pet are reunited if you are separated.  [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Blog|
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