Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week with us

Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week with us

Appreciation and inspiration for the technicians who serve pets and people every day.
Oct 16, 2016
By dvm360.com staff

Happy National Veterinary Technician Week from dvm360.com

As a thank you to veterinary technicians, we're serving up free team training, appreciation and inspiration.  

Man on the street: What IS a tech?

Ken Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), hits the pavement at CVC in Kansas City to find out what pet owners really think when they hear the words "veterinary technician" and "veterinary nurse."

(Mini) Team Meeting in a Box: Mental health matters

Odds are, someone on your team is either experiencing psychological distress now or will in the future. Practice some self-care today. This Team Meeting in a Box provides all the tools you need to start a conversation about the importance of mental health in your veterinary practice.

Veterinary technician pay

Is your pay stepping up or down? Find salary data from the 2016 Firstline Career Path Study here. 

Back Office Blunders, Episode 7: Go do your doctor stuff

Veterinary technicians can perform many high level tasks in the hospital. If they're allowed to.

Tech vs. nurse: National credential initiative cheat sheet

Here's a quick breakdown of what it is—and what it means for technicians and the profession. 

Print "Good Job" for technicians

Click here for the free printable "thank you."

A message from your furry friends

More great inspiration ...

Consider this short story about technician compensation. How can we rewrite the narrative for a happier ending? 

Love letters from leaders in the veterinary profession 

Need a pick-me-up? Read what veterinary professionals love about technicians


Dental pain management and anesthetic monitoring tips

Find out what pluckers are—and why Mary Berg, RVT, VTS (Dentistry) and Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, say you still need a nerve block for them—here

Texts from your veterinary clinic cat

CC, your veterinary clinic cat, is out of food—and out for blood. Read all of the texts here

Advice to build your career

In this java-less episode of Coffee on the Couch, Kara Burns talks religion and politics, the presidential debates and—just kidding! She talks about the career paths for technicians as nutrition advocates and challenges Tasha to a jalapeño-eating contest (kidding again!). We crack ourselves up sometimes.