About the Author
Dr. Christina Melvin works as a full-time high school biomedical science instructor and part-time general practice veterinary nurse in Northern Virginia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Worcester State University, Master of Public Health from the University of New England, and Doctorate in Education for Health Professions from A.T. Still University. She is a CVT in Massachusetts and LVT in Virginia. Dr. Melvin’s professional interests include One Health, health literacy, and health education. She previously started and directed a high school veterinary assistant program in Massachusetts, and is passionate about introducing veterinary medical careers to young students.
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Personal/Professional DevelopmentStudying isn't always as easy as re-reading a textbook or some notes. In order to study efficiently and successfully, utilize multiple learning styles and boost your confidence with the power of reflection.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Rather than waiting for the community to come to the profession, veterinary nursing needs to bring the profession to the community.
Diversity, Equity, and InclusionRefraining from using medical jargon, presenting clients with written and visual materials, and employing the teach-back method will make sure your clients are on the same page as the veterinary team.
Personal/Professional DevelopmentVeterinary nurses can improve patient care by leveraging their knowledge of the human-animal bond and elevating pet owners as part of the pet health team.
One Health is the collaborative effort of human, veterinary, and environmental medicine on a local, national, and global level.