Are Veterinary Nurses Paraprofessionals?
Words matter. Our profession has evolved to the point that we utilize our critical thinking and clinical judgment abilities along with our honed nursing care skills to provide treatments and make recommendations that help our patients in the best way possible. We are professionals.
Making Strides Toward Optimal Utilization
There are many ways to promote proper veterinary nurse/technician utilization, and it starts with bravery, pride, and education.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Areas of Needed Focus in Veterinary Medicine
Coming to terms with your implicit bias and privilege is difficult. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important in creating a more inclusive workplace and profession. The veterinary profession is recognizing this effort and making strides to address DEI.
Pay Attention to Job Retention
The path to a happier team and practice is led by practice management willing to do more to support the team to keep them happy, as well as team members willing to give feedback and bring up new information.
Perspectives on the Creation of Advanced Veterinary Nurse Degrees
Could an advanced veterinary nurse credential be on the horizon?
Navigating the Veterinary Technician Credential Conversation
We are all aiming to elevate the profession and agree that standardizing the credentials is the way forward, leading to better consistency, recognition, mobility and reciprocity, and title protection.
The Road to Veterinary Nursing
Renaming veterinary technology programs to veterinary nursing programs is a major step for the VNI and the profession.
The Veterinary Technician Association’s Role in Public Education
Veterinary technician associations are on the front lines of advocating for the profession at the state level and providing public education so that the critical work performed by members of our profession is recognized. Behind the scenes, veterinary nurses contribute to the work of their state veterinary technician associations, working to elevate the profession and to ignite the passion in others to consider the profession as a career.
A Focus on Utilization
There has been a significant amount of focus on veterinary technician utilization—or rather, underutilization—as an issue within our profession.
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.