November 29, 2020
Happy Sunday, Caffeinators! Charlotte Waack came by the Vet Tech Cafe this past week to talk about VSPN, the legislative process and why it's important for veterinary technicians to be involved, and the veterinary nurse initiative. There are very few people who have done as much for the veterinary technician profession as Charlotte has. Earlier in 2020, a petition was widely circulated in an effort to try to get NAVTA to enter into more discussion, specifically about the title change because most of the other facets of the initiative are largely supported. Then COVID hit, and more important matters took precedent. We believe with 2021 on the horizon, the VNI will come back to the forefront, and we want the Vet Tech Cafe to be a place where these discussions can be had by all sides to help keep our listeners informed. There will be episodes discussing the VNI sprinkled in, and we thought discussing it with Charlotte would be a great place to re-start the conversation!
VIN/VSPN CE: https://www.vin.com/ce/
Jeff's Fluids course info page: https://www.vin.com/ce/TECH328-0121_VSPN.htm
Dave's Transfusions course info page: https://www.vin.com/ce/TECH329-0121_VSPN.htm
November 15, 2020
Happy Sunday Caffeinators!! We have a bit of a different episode for you this time around! We teamed up with our friends at VetFolio and recorded an episode with Dr. Cassi Fleming, less of an us-interviewing-her style, and more of a roundtable discussion style. She was a veterinary assistant before becoming a veterinarian, so she's pretty in tune to many of the issues that plague our profession, and also has a unique insight as to how those issues affect her career as a veterinarian, and also how some of those issues crossover into her profession as well. So while the format is a bit different, the discussion is not-important ideas being exchanged in an open forum amongst those with a vested interest. We really think you'll enjoy this one.
Make sure to check out our IG page this week for some CE giveaways!
November 1, 2020
For many veterinary technicians, large animal medicine is something we learn in school, study for the VTNE or other credentialing exam, and then forget about because we practice small animal medicine. But we're all still veterinary technicians who can align to fight our battles on a unified front, as most are similar, though a few are unique. In this episode, we interview Molly Cripe-Birt who is a surgical technologist at the large animal hospital at Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She's the President of the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing, and we talk about many of these challenges and how to bridge the gap between small and large animal technicians in the national conversation. We found this to be very insightful discussion, and we strongly believe our Caffeinators will enjoy it as much as we did! Check out the link below if you're interested in some great equine information and certification info!