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 fatigue...

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...

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is seeking participants in the National Credential Initiative survey. The goal of NAVTA’s National Credential Initiative is...

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...

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),...

Two years ago in an emergency situation, I met my vet and he has changed my life. The things I  learned from Dr. Jason Sweitzer and the entire staff at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital have given me...

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...