Today our clinic had a very special visitor. We had a job shadow come and learn a bit about becoming a veterinary technician. A freshman in high school, I won’t lie I wasn’t expecting much out of her....

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 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 typically...

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 a...

Over the years, Dr. Andy Roark has created a fair share of videos about vet techs. To close out Veterinary Technician Week, we compiled some of our favorites here for you to watch. 1. The Top 10 Ways Vets...

Being a vet tech can be a stressful and tough job. We want you to all know that your efforts are inspiring to those who surround you, so we headed to the @DrAndyRoark Instagram. Here’s what some...

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...

Veterinary technician, vet nurse, CVT, RVT, LVT… No matter how your role is defined, it matters. To celebrate #VetTechWeek, we headed to the @DrAndyRoark Instagram to find out why YOU are proud to...

Vet med is full of surprises. @jameedmj shared a story with us on Instagram that reminds us why you should always check your scrub pockets before doing laundry. “I was finally off work, 2 hours late.” via...

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),...