December 27, 2020
If you're like many of your colleagues, 2020 has been a rough year for all levels of veterinary medicine. Changes abound and adaptation was the name of the game. This field is challenging to begin with and 2020 compounded the problems like a differential equation. So how do we face that? How do we continue? Where do we turn for help? In this episode, we talked to Eric Richman, MSW, LICSW, veterinary social worker at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Prior to this position, he worked as a social worker in human medicine for 25 years. We talked specifically about challenges that human nurses and veterinary technicians face, and the similarities and differences in the mental health aspects of the two professions. We talked about how to utilize a veterinary social worker in practice and how veterinary technicians can utilize that resource. Our challenge to you for 2021 is to examine what resources are available to you and utilize them. If you're looking for help, there are some resources below. Happy New Year-we hope 2021 is a step in the right direction for you.
December 20, 2020
Happy Holidays Caffeinators!!!
Welcome to our final Vet Tech Taproom episode of 2020. We reflect on the year that was, talk about a few of our favorite episodes, lay out what we want to bring to you in 2021, and of course, enjoy a delicious beer. We're so grateful for all of your support in 2020, and we are working to improve our content and outreach in 2021!! So grab that cold beer or warming glass of bourbon or scotch and joining us in a worldwide "Cheers" to all of you. While the Taproom never closes, we'll see you back here in 2021.
December 13, 2020
Do you wanna talk some rehab, I say yesss, yesss, yesssss. Sorry for the terrible play on the Amy Winehouse song-I promise that's the last time we'll do that. But if you're into Physical Rehabilitation, buckle your bootstraps and put on your headphones because this episode is coming for you. Kristen Hagler, BS, RVT, VTS(PR), CCRP, CBW, OACM, VCC came by the Vet Tech Cafe a couple different times over the last couple weeks to talk about physical rehabilitation in our veterinary patients, and that alphabet behind her name means she's quite an expert in that discipline. We'll talk about all of those certifications and what they are, the discussion of human PT's performing animal rehab, the relationship between Kristen and her patients, and so much more! So get yourself your favorite cup of coffee and join us at the Vet Tech Cafe!