The Issue of Title Protection
What can we, as veterinary technicians who are feeling helpless and frustrated against the misuse of our professional title, do? Solutions to this issue will come in different forms and require the efforts of all members of the field.
Can We Talk? Ensuring Owner Compliance
Communication from the veterinary team and owner compliance go hand-in-hand in making sure the pet stays up-to-date on preventive medications and post-surgery care.
This Is Your Celebration!
Fall is almost upon us and with it comes numerous awareness weeks and months in the veterinary world, including National Veterinary Technician Week.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Each member of the veterinary healthcare team plays an important role that is critical to the overall success of the team and, subsequently, to the overall wellness of the patient and success of the hospital.
Nurture Wellbeing in the Veterinary Workplace
Burnout, compassion fatigue, work-related stress, depression, and suicide are words that we veterinary nurses are unfortunately familiar with. Fostering employee wellbeing has become a focus in the workplace, and, fortunately, various organizations, including NAVTA, have dedicated resources to providing tools and support for veterinary employers and employees.
AVMA Creates Task Force to Look at Better Using Vet Techs
The AVMA Board of Directors will seek to develop a plan to improve veterinary technician utilization. The group will take into account the importance of financial and career sustainability, effective task delegation, and the well-being of both veterinary technicians and practices.
The Importance of Veterinary Technicians
By respecting and empowering veterinary technicians, we all benefit: clients tend to be more engaged and well-informed, and the health and wellbeing of their pets may also benefit as a result.
Simulation Training — Just Like the Real Thing
Simulation training can help veterinary nurses develop the skills and confidence to explain and perform certain clinical procedures such as obtaining intraocular pressure or cystocentesis.
You’ve Been Promoted! Now What?
The road to a positive work environment is paved with respect for one another. For the veterinary team leader that road comes with speed bumps—all of which can be overcome with superior leadership, respect, integrity, and enthusiasm.
Happy Visits and Victory Visits — Helping Patients Be Fear Free℠
Protecting the emotional welfare of pets and people while providing excellent medical care to help restore physical health, prevent animal disease, and prevent suffering is the foundation of Fear Free veterinary care. Why not try these techniques?