Earlier this month, the NAVC announced the hiring of Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry) as the Editor in Chief of Today’s Veterinary Nurse.
Burns currently serves as President of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), an organization that is leading the charge on the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI), which aims to standardize credentials for the profession. She has a background in physiology, counseling psychology and is a renowned author, speaker and veterinary leader, both nationally and internationally.
“Kara’s passion and experience, as well as her alignment with the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, make her a perfect fit to develop new platforms and experiences for the veterinary team as the NAVC expands its support for veterinary nursing,” said Tom Bohn, NAVC CEO.
Commenting on her appointment, Burns said, “I am excited to build on the passion surrounding the NAVC brand. The NAVC has been a strong supporter of the veterinary healthcare team as a whole and veterinary nursing specifically. This new position will take the support to an all-new level.”
Founding Editor in Chief Lynne Johnson, an NAVC past president who led the transition of the journal from Today’s Veterinary Technician to Today’s Veterinary Nurse, will stay on as Editor Emeritus through the remaining 2018 issues.
To view the NAVC’s official press release announcing the appointment, click here.