What Moves You

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.

What Moves You?, Consistent Change, by Karen Ellis

Consistent Change

For Karen Ellis, making and taking opportunities to change her career path is the secret to her success.

What Moves You? A Calming Touch

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.

Knowledge and Discovery

Knowledge and Discovery

Kathi Smith, one of Today’s Veterinary Nurse’s advisory board members, shares what has inspired her throughout her career.

In May 2016, Leonard Marino received an associate’s degree in veterinary science technology from Suffolk County Community College on Long Island. This qualified him to work as a veterinary technician and as the editor of the hospital’s newsletter at Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, New York. Marino’s story, however has a unique twist. He is not only a retired pediatrician but is as industrious and persistent as ever at the age of 84. Here he shares why a new career late in life was exactly what he wanted.

Family Ties

In May 2016, at the age of 84, Leonard Marino received an associate’s degree in veterinary science technology. Now, he assists his son in performing veterinary orthopedic surgeries.

Esther Klok

From Holland: Looking Back on a GREAT Adventure

When I graduated 22 years ago from the only school for veterinary technicians in the Netherlands, I never thought that this girl would travel 10 times to one of the biggest veterinary conferences in the world!

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