April 18, 2021
We've talked a lot about the importance of being involved in your state and national technician associations, and we're back at it with Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition). You may remember Ed from a previous episode, and we invited him back for another cup of coffee. Currently, Ed is the sitting President of NAVTA and we wanted to check in to see what NAVTA is up to and where the VNI is currently at. As always, we had great discussion about our profession and professional organizations. Let us get you a cup of coffee and come join in the conversation!
April 4, 2021
We've discussed at length on the Vet Tech Cafe podcast how the veterinary technician profession faces several complex problems. The possible solutions to these issues are even more complex. But don't lose hope-there are many of our colleagues dedicating their professional lives to work towards solutions. One such solution commonly mentioned is unionization. You may remember our anniversary episode from last year with Liz Hughston in which she introduced us to the idea of unionization in veterinary medicine and what that may look like. She also put us in touch with Katy Bradley, who was a leader of the movement to unionize a specialty hospital in the San Francisco Bay area that was ultimately shuttered by the Mars corporation. In this episode, we take a deeper dive into what unionization could look like and why proponents of it feel it is vital to our survival. Whatever your viewpoint of unions may be, put your work boots on, grab that thermos of coffee and give this episode a listen. As always, let us know what you think!