Editor's Letter

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 …

The Best of the Best …

At the 2018 VMX Conference, three outstanding veterinary nurse leaders received the inaugural Dr. Earl Rippie Veterinary Technician Leadership Scholarship. Dr. Earl Rippie was a strong advocate for veterinary nurses and shared his enthusiasm with colleagues around the world. These veterinary nurses are leaders within our profession and were chosen for their contributions. I wanted …

What’s Your Happy Place?

What’s Your Happy Place?

Visiting your “happy place” is a vital tool for dealing with workplace stress, especially in the veterinary field. What is yours?

The Volunteer Spirit

The Volunteer Spirit

Volunteers are essential to the success of many projects, often working long, hard hours for the reward of community success. Do you have the volunteer spirit?

NAVC just completed its 2017 Conference—the last one with that name—in its new home, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Of all the NAVC Conferences I have attended, this one was the most amazing.

If You Missed It…

This year, the NAVC Conference settled into a new home. Next year, it settles into a new name! Find out what happened this year and how the NAVC is already looking to the future.

Editor's Letter

Am I a Veterinary Nurse?

What’s in a name? As NAVTA explores the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, discussion around the term “veterinary nurse” is growing.

The Definition of Home

The Definition of “Home”

Home is a feeling. It may be a feeling that you associate with where you grew up, or where your children grew up. It may be a friend’s house, or a favorite vacation spot. If you are lucky, it’s where you are right now.

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