Personal/Professional DevelopmentWhen discussing these issues, it is helpful to ensure that we all have a good understanding of each aspect of our credential to have a productive discussion.
Whenever I hear the term “paraprofessional” used to describe our profession I have a gut reaction to say: “We’re professionals, thank you.
Personal/Professional DevelopmentThere are many ways to promote proper veterinary nurse/technician utilization, and it starts with bravery, pride, and education.
Diversity, Equity, and InclusionComing 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.
Personal/Professional DevelopmentThe 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.
Personal/Professional DevelopmentCould an advanced veterinary nurse credential be on the horizon?
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.
Renaming veterinary technology programs to veterinary nursing programs is a major step for the VNI and the profession.
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.