professional development

Professionalism Raises the Bar in Veterinary Medicine

What do you think of when you hear the word “professionalism”?  Competent Confident Respected Businesslike Teacher Honest Establishes priorities Driven Above gossip Productive Well-dressed Takes initiative Problem-solver Resilient Self-aware Relationship builder Professionalism is another area where we should focus as we excitedly anticipate the changes coming about from NAVTA’s Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) (for more …

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Peaceful Mindset

Setting Boundaries in Veterinary Medicine will Save our Souls

Some of my biggest regrets in veterinary medicine, and in life, have stemmed from my inability to set boundaries and stick to them. In order to successfully set boundaries, you first need to know what your boundaries are, and unfortunately you don’t always discover your boundaries until they have been crossed. Setting a boundary at …

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How to Better Understand Your Compensation as a Veterinary Technician, Part 1

It’s a topic covered in veterinary publications, discussed in countless online networking groups, and talked about in social circles all the time: Veterinary technicians should get paid more. We work too hard to have to work more than 40 hours per week just to make ends meet. But, your hourly rate is only one piece …

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