Category Archives: Life of an RVT

Safety First

As many of you probably know, there was an explosion involving a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at an equine rehabilitation facility.  The explosion resulted in one horse and person being killed and a second person being seriously injured.  The details of … Continue reading

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A Day Answering the Phones at MPES

My present role at MPES is as Head Technician.  This means that I spend a great deal of time in the clinic at a computer working on administrative duties, training initiatives, daily organizing and troubleshooting.  Occasionally, I head out on … Continue reading

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Technician Continuing Education (NEAEP AAEVT Excellence Symposium & AAEP AAEVT Annual Conference)

Continuing education at MPES is very important for all staff.   By pursuing these opportunities, we are able to offer high end services and skills to our clients and patients.  Personally, I really enjoy going to conferences.  I find them informative, … Continue reading

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Fairfield Equine

As an MRI continuing education initiative I spent a couple of days at a clinic that is well known to me and the rest of the equine world: the beautiful facility of Fairfield Equine in Newton, Connecticut.  Fairfield offers complete … Continue reading

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The Art of Leadership

Just over a week ago I hopped on an early morning GO Train (albeit 10 minutes late, and after having the doors of the previous train slam in my face despite a full-out sprint) and headed to Toronto.  I was … Continue reading

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Spring Update

Quite a few of our patients spend their winter months either resting, or working hard in the southern states.  This means that my job as an RVT changes.  We have fewer appointments, which frees up some time to play a … Continue reading

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MRI

Well, it is officially summertime! While the end of spring marks the end of our vaccination season, it also marks the beginning of our busiest MRI season. What, you didn’t know there was an MRI season? Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) … Continue reading

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Mini Foal

The past few weeks have been filled with a variety of appointments that run the gamut of what we do at MPES, from performing a number of technically challenging MRIs, to administering routine spring vaccinations. Without a doubt the highlight … Continue reading

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Introductions

Welcome to my blog! My name is Elise and every few weeks I will be blogging about my experiences working as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) for MPES. I may even add some behind the scenes stuff to help satiate … Continue reading

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