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What Procedures Can Vet Techs Legally Perform?

by Lori Hehn - Feb 23, 2018 8:05:46 AM


We know that veterinary technicians do so many things in the practice. Where is the line between what they can and cannot legally do? The tasks vet techs can perform vary depending on the state.

Check this more thorough recently updated list of tasks by state to see what is allowed in your own state!

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Soon To Be Your New Title: Veterinary Nurse

by Lori Hehn - Sep 18, 2017 9:30:11 AM


We attended the AVTE meeting this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There was a very enlightening lecture regarding the change from  Veterinary Technician to the new title Veterinary Nurse, known as the “National Credential Initiative.”  This will be quite an involved process, and there is a lot of work behind the scenes that needs to take place to make this change happen.

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Make Yourself An Indispensable Vet Tech (and get that raise!)

by Lori Hehn - Nov 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM


We know that veterinary technicians are a valuable part of every practice. But there is high turnover in the profession and often job dissatisfaction. Most of us in the profession already realize that vet techs deserve higher pay. It is easier to ask for a raise when you know that you truly deserve one. By doing these 10 things and making yourself invaluable to a practice, you can feel sure that at your yearly review you should get that raise, and can feel confident asking!

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