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Becoming A Veterinary Technician – By Nicole LaForest

By: Nicole LaForest-Mayo BSc., LVT, RVT, CCFT Becoming a veterinary technician was one of the hardest things I have ever done, and many who have gone through the process would agree. For me, I entered college to become a veterinary technician at a pivotal time in our industry. I attended a distance-learning, at your own pace, program which was viewed …

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Most Unique Gifts for Vet Techs

Vet Tech Appreciation Week is coming really soon so we made a list of 7 gift ideas for this special event. You can surprise your colleagues or friends that are veterinary technician professionals and make them feel special for the occasion. Check out these unique gifts for vet techs. 1. Jewelry Surprise your favorite vet tech with a fancy jewelry …

Everything you need to know about being a vet tech veterinary technician

Everything you need to know about being a Vet Tech

What is a Vet Tech What is like being a vet tech? A veterinary technician is a certified professional in the field of veterinary technology who provides technical support for veterinarians in the process of patient care. Besides veterinarians, a vet tech is equally involved in the care of patients in veterinary hospitals and represents a valuable team member and …

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VET TECH APPRECIATION WEEK

The Vet Tech Appreciation Week or the National Vet Tech Week represents an annual tradition in celebrating the Vet Tech profession. For now, this vet tech week is celebrated only in the US, but as the profession grows each year it won’t be a miracle if other countries join the celebration as well. The tradition started in June 1993 when …

New Veterinary Technician Specialty

New Veterinary Technician Specialty Recognized by NAVTA

A brand new veterinary technician specialty is recognized by NAVTA. The recent addition to the list of veterinary technician specialties is Diagnostic Imaging. With this new specialty added to the list of acknowledged specialties, NAVTA counts a total of 16 veterinary technician specialties. According to NAVTA, an academy is consisted out of veterinary technicians with credentials and that are recognized …

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Vet Tech Superheroes

Vet tech superheroes infographic about all the duties they have. A veterinary technician is a certified professional in the field of veterinary technology who provides technical support for veterinarians in the process of patient care. Besides veterinarians, a vet tech is equally involved in the care of patients in veterinary hospitals and represents a valuable team member and irreplaceable asset. …

More support for Veterinary Nurse Initiative

We all know about the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, making people talk about this issue for the past few months. In short, the Veterinary Nurse Initiative is about creating a unified registered veterinary nurse credential recognized across all states in the United States of America. The initiative is ongoing and is getting more support every day. The newest support comes from …

A Nontraditional Story – Nicole LaForest, LVT, RVT, CCFT

My name is Nicole LaForest. I’m a Licensed and Registered Veterinary Technician and I manage the largest ambulatory practice in the US based out of Lynnwood, Washington and I am the current President of the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians (WSAVT). I’m 25 years old and was born and raised in New York until I was 17 which is …

The Veterinary Nurse Initiative: A Brief Introduction

By Bernard Lima-Chavez As a veterinary technician, I have never been comfortable with the term “technician”. Personally, I’ve always felt it places too much emphasis on the technical tasks that veterinary technicians perform while simultaneously diminishing or ignoring the critical and life-saving nursing care that technicians provide for their patients. Although I am no longer a practicing veterinary technician and …