Julie Carlson, CVT
Julie Carlson is a freelance author and certified veterinary technician in Phoenix. She is the co-founder of Vets for Vets’ Pets, a nonprofit organization providing supplies and medical care to the pets of homeless and at-risk veterans.
FIRSTLINE - Jan 02, 2018
When the winds of change blow through your practice—or your life—embrace the chance to explore new advances in medicine, new opportunities for your career and new possibilities for your life.
FIRSTLINE - Nov 14, 2017
From head to toe to exam-room ready, here’s everything a veterinary tech needs to get through a day.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 14, 2017
Many practices are finding it difficult to hire—and keep—credentialed veterinary technicians. Learn why are there so few of these elusive creatures and what can we do to help them flourish.
FIRSTLINE - Aug 10, 2017
You have a passion for the profession and a craving to learn more. And, let's face it, you need a few days away from your practice. Use these timely money tips to make your dreams of attending a national veterinary convention a reality.
FIRSTLINE - Jul 26, 2017
As a practice manager, you play a key role in keeping veterinary technicians happy and healthy and at your practice.
FIRSTLINE - Jul 01, 2017
What can you do to help comfort the pet—and the veterinary client—during those final days?
FIRSTLINE - Apr 19, 2017
Here's help dreaming up your next great career in veterinary medicine.
FIRSTLINE - Aug 12, 2016
Unless we regularly communicate that rabies is a real and serious threat, the disease can easily become the 'boogeyman' of veterinary medicine--a mythical threat used to force pets to get more shots.
FIRSTLINE - Aug 04, 2016
If you find yourself grumbling about pet owners in poverty, try getting personal instead of judgmental and replace worries over the feasibility of veterinary care with options for flexibility.
FIRSTLINE - Jul 09, 2016
Confessions from the veterinarian to the team—and from the team to the boss. Hint: It's the five things the other group really wishes you'd know about them.
FIRSTLINE - Jun 10, 2016
A list of the worst veterinary career advice I’ve ever received (and promptly discarded)
FIRSTLINE - Feb 01, 2016
Confess: Are you frustrated by the high-demand, Google-happy discount divas and snapchat skeptics who ask everyone before they consult the veterinarian? Here's help.
FIRSTLINE - Dec 09, 2015
Consider these five steps to launch the veterinary charity of your dreams—and tips to hurdle over the pitfalls—from someone who’s done it.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 19, 2015
This author's whirlwind trip began by serving needy pet owners and culminated with the Hero Veterinary Technician award.