January 24, 2021
When you think back to your time as a veterinary technician student, how much career guidance or career counseling did you get? If you're like us, it was very little to none. That's a huge part of our mission here at the Vet Tech Cafe-shining light on every aspect of the profession so you can see what all is out there. Somehow, it's taken us a year to come up with the idea to actually interview somebody who does exactly this-but we were finally hit over the head with the idea and we're so happy to bring you our first (hopefully more!) episode with Rebecca Rose, CVT. Rebecca is a Certified Career Coach and has published a book called Career Choices for Veterinary Technicians, and is currently working on a second edition (we wonder if veterinary podcast host will be in there?)! She is also the founder of CATALYST Veterinary Professional Coaches-check them out on social media for some great content and inspiration! We hope you enjoy this one!
January 10, 2021
Welcome to 2021, Caffeinators! We've got some big ideas for this year, but we plan to keep our format the same and keep having important, thought-provoking discussions. As such, we're starting off strong with Deborah Calantropio-Covington, BA, RVT, LAT, LATG, VTS-LAM. Lab animal medicine is often a difficult or sensitive topic to many in our field. We often learn in school that lab animal medicine exists, but it's often glossed over and not given its fair due. What we hope to bring to light is that not only is this a viable career path, but that we're all veterinary technicians with a common goal-to give the best care possible to the patients under our care. The patients might look a little different, but the people are very similar. We invite you to come inside the Vet Tech Cafe, order a gingerbread spiced tea, and join us for this conversation and learn about the field of laboratory animal medicine with an open mind. We think you'll enjoy it!