What Moves You?
ASPCA and the Arms of Angels
As veterinary nurses, we dedicate our lives to helping animals because we are animal welfare warriors. Together, all of us can create an environment to help these animals gain a better life—one they all deserve. Please consider volunteering at the ASPCA.
What Moves You: Changing Animal Welfare on Native Reservations
Rural Area Veterinary Services provides free veterinary care to underserved communities located in Native American reservations in the western U.S. It was life-changing for the author.
What Moves You?: Learn. Develop. Mentor. Repeat.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE By showing empathy with patients we show that nursing care comes from the heart. I have been fortunate to have worked in several areas of veterinary medicine. I’ve worked in emergency medicine and general practice. I’ve worked in corporate and private practice. I have pointed my way to supervisory positions and recently …
Proud To Be a Vet Tech
We all know that a normal day for any veterinary technician is always crazy. We run all over the place and fly around the clinic. We have so many “jobs.” We are a nurse, an operation assistant, a cleaning woman, a front-desk superstar, a radiographer, a grunt worker, and an anesthetist.
Find out how Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition) uses education to open new doors and stay on the cutting edge in the veterinary field.
Find out how editorial board member Brenda Feller found her career path through her passions—and vice versa.
Stories of Resilience
Passion for the profession moves many veterinary technicians, but we are just as moved by our personal lives. Deb Stone shares her story of being moved by an unexpected event and the resilience of others.
Gratitude and Giving Back
Elizabeth Exline shares how her childhood admiration for a veterinary team put her on the path to becoming a veterinary technician.
For Karen Ellis, making and taking opportunities to change her career path is the secret to her success.
A Calming Touch
When the “regular” restraint techniques used at her clinic didn’t work for her, Summer Brooks knew there had to be a better way of handling patients—for them as well as for herself.