Some of you may have read a recent article I wrote “Four Reasons Techs Are Leaving the Field.” If you haven’t, I’ll give you the cliff notes version: Underutilization, low pay, compassion...

I recently read an NAVTA article suggesting that the veterinary field isn’t short on technicians; rather, technicians are not staying in the field. Recent studies show that a newly licensed technician...

Yesterday, I sent my childhood friend of 18 years over the rainbow bridge. I’ve lost pets before, but none since I started my career in veterinary medicine. I’ve come away from this experience as...

Vet Tech Week is a time to acknowledge and show that you appreciate us. We don’t always need pizza or fancy gifts to make us feel like we are appreciated. Sometimes just acknowledging the work we do...

This week, while over a bandage change or an extruded dog penis or placing a purse string in a dog’s rectum (hard to remember exactly what I was doing, but some veterinarian-related group activity),...

I met a young technician once who was at the end of her rope at work: “I work with three doctors, and they’re out of control!” she said, desperate to get some advice. “They hate each other and...

I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. I work in emergency and critical care, working every day to care for people’s companion animals.   RVTs will relieve their patient’s pain, perform...

There is no doubt that veterinary technicians do a lot to keep veterinarians on track and hospitals running smoothly. No one is perfect, though. In this DVM360.com video, Drs. Andy Roark & Dave Nicol...

Does Hilton have the best customer service, hire the right people or are there just nice people in this world? I heard the words I never wished to hear again: “Your Mother has had a brain bleed.  We...

Those people who insist upon being the first at work in the morning and the last to leave at night share a common malady. They share it with people who don’t use their vacation time and who are the...