Melanie Kramer

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My latest aquarium obsession? Bamboo Shrimp. I stumbled upon them one day while Googling aquarium stuff when I was supposed to be working. I was delighted to find that my local fish store had them. I...

“I don’t know if you believe in Christmas” is the opening line of one of my top two favorite holiday songs (“The Christmas Wish” from the album with John Denver & the Muppets: A Christmas...

Did you know that the average veterinary technician stays in the field for 7 years according to an AVMA study? So how did I, Tasha McNerney, one-time journalism major, make it to 17 years in this field...

I looked at the schedule and saw it was going to be a very busy day. Our surgery schedule was overbooked, meaning procedures would probably go into lunchtime. In addition, the appointment schedule was...

I have a naughty dog. His name is Skipper and no, he is not a puppy. He is also not “going through a phase” as I told myself (and my family) for way too long. He is simply naughty by nature and living...

We hear so often about how toxic our work environment can be. Yes, we all know about the clients who can tear us down, but a larger and harder part of our field is when our own bosses or peers do it....

No one can argue that 2020 hasn’t been challenging. If you are like me, you may have found yourself reflecting on your life while hiding in the closet from your children. Sorry, I mean reflecting...

NEW WORKSHOP!! Clients get angry. Sometimes there are good reasons for it, and sometimes there are not. Regardless, you and your veterinary team are going to have to have to de-fuse these fury bombs when...

Are you ready for this truth bomb? Veterinary Behaviorists aren’t just for bad dogs! I know, I know, a radical concept. The truth is, after fighting with my cat, who’s too smart, too fast,...

If you take a moment and think about it, I’ll bet you could start a long list of things you have learned about being a veterinary technician because of working through a global pandemic. Did you learn...