Fall 2018 | Volume 1, Issue 4

Editor’s Letter The Changing of the Guard

Lynne Johnson-Harris RVT | Editor in Chief

Ms. Johnson-Harris has been involved with the NAVC as a speaker and moderator since 1990. She was the first veterinary technician to serve as an elected Board member of the NAVC serving the Board from 2003 to 2015. Ms Johnson-Harris was also the first veterinary technician to serve as the President of the NAVC (2013-2014). Along with being the Editor in Chief of Today’s Veterinary Nurse journal, Ms. Johnson-Harris is the NAVC Specialty Programs manager and works as the practice manager working along side her husband, Dr. Jerry Harris at Hinckley Animal Hospital.

Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry), Editor in Chief

Editor’s Letter  The Changing of the Guard

As with life, change is constant. For me, life’s changes bring retirement and a “changing of the guard” as the Editor in Chief of Today’s Veterinary Nurse. I am thrilled to pass over the reins of this journal to Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry), who assumed the position as new Editor in Chief recently, and look forward to where Kara will take us.

During my tenure, I have been honored and humbled to be the first veterinary nurse selected as president of the NAVC Board of Directors and to have helped to launch Today’s Veterinary Nurse.

An official journal of the NAVC, Today’s Veterinary Nurse is dedicated to providing veterinary nurses and veterinary assistants relevant scientific and career content that addresses the daily challenges they encounter. Since its launch, the readership continues to grow, remaining strong and engaged regarding changes in the profession.

The NAVC is a very forward-thinking organization and has always fully supported the veterinary nurse profession as a vital part of the daily operations of a veterinary business.

Kara is current president of NAVTA’s Board of Directors, a presenter at international conferences, and a well-known author and contributor to articles and textbooks. Kara’s background and experience make her the perfect fit for this journal. As she assumes the reins, she will bring new, fresh content and authors, taking the journal to the next level in providing relevant content.


I am honored and humbled to have been named Editor in Chief of Today’s Veterinary Nurse. I have very large shoes to fill indeed! Lynne Johnson-Harris, RVT, has brought a vision of continuing education to the veterinary nursing profession that is unparalleled. My hope is to build on her vision and provide cutting-edge technical education and personal development to veterinary nurses and veterinary assistants across a variety of content platforms. At the same time, I want to hear from you—Today’s Veterinary Nurse readers—as to what areas of veterinary nursing and medicine interest you. I am grateful to inherit an incredibly talented editorial team as well as an experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate advisory board. Today’s Veterinary Nurse is truly a team! Lynne’s impact will forever be a part of the TVN legacy. I am excited to build upon this foundation and want to thank Lynne for everything she has given to the veterinary nursing profession.

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