professional development

Veterinary Technician Regulation In Colorado- The Final Stretch

We’re almost to the end of the long haul of gaining regulation of veterinary technicians in the state. The bill was voted on and passed in the senate the first week of May. This means that it is in the final stage: waiting to be signed by the governor! Effective January 1st, 2023, veterinary technicians …

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Myth Busters- Colorado CVT Regulation Episode

Veterinary Technician Regulation In Colorado- Myth Busters Edition Colorado continues to move towards regulation of veterinary technicians. CACVT has been working closely with CVMA and Colorado State Representative Karen McCormick who is sponsoring the inclusion and regulation of veterinary technicians in the veterinary practice act bill. The bill is assigned to the House Agriculture, Livestock, …

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Veterinary Technician Regulation

Advocating for career advancement and recognition for CVT’s of Colorado.  The Colorado veterinary community has been buzzing about the new recommendation for regulation of veterinary technicians. But what does this actually mean? What does the process look like? How will it affect your practice? Starting April 2020, the CACVT formulated a task force of CVT’s …

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Being Purposeful About Finding A New Normal

Find Purpose In Your Path: How to Refocus Your Veterinary Practice During the entire COVID-19 pandemic, veterinary practices reacted to the health threat to their team and clients, rather than being proactive. Playing this catch-up game has caused staff morale to tank, because teams always felt behind in learning and implementing efficient protocols and workflows. …

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Compassion Fatigue and Emotional Decision-Making

Compassion Fatigue’s Unspoken Side Effect: Emotional Decision-Making As a veterinary professional during the COVID-19 pandemic era, you no doubt are hearing about compassion fatigue on all sides. In fact, your hospital likely has one, if not more, team members suffering from this serious condition. Times are more difficult than ever for veterinary professionals. And, while …

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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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