Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia)
Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia), is host of the Firstline series, "Coffee on the Couch." Sick of being asked, "When are you going to be a veterinarian?" and "Why aren't you a real nurse?" Tasha set out to interview veterinary professionals to elevate the profession's perspective on veterinary technicians and identify career paths for technicians. Tasha is a member of the IVAPM. She works as a technician at Rau Animal Hospital in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
FIRSTLINE - Jan 13, 2017
Technician utilization and Fear Free are in the spotlight in this installment.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Dec 20, 2016
This highly educated veterinary technician wants practice managers to know it's time to finally use her and her colleagues so veterinarians work more efficiently.
FIRSTLINE - Oct 10, 2016
Veterinary technicians can perform many high level tasks in the hospital. If they're allowed to.
FIRSTLINE - Aug 20, 2016
Great pain management isn't limited to specialty and referral practices—you can do it!
FIRSTLINE - Aug 02, 2016
In tiny patients you might be concerned about extra dead space. Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, shares her favorite anesthesia tip she learned from Andrea M. Caniglia, VMD, DACVAA.
FIRSTLINE - Jun 28, 2016
“My breeder planned my French bulldog’s anesthesia and surgery with a little help from Dr. Google.”
Coffee on the Couch: Dr. Andy Roark gets into scripted and unscripted inclusion (and into a swimming pool)
FIRSTLINE - May 04, 2016
Firstline magazine's ongoing series of talks for techs takes unexpected twists and turns.
FIRSTLINE - Apr 07, 2016
Keeping it social in the exam room. Rudely.
FIRSTLINE - Mar 21, 2016
Technicians, veterinary assistants, receptionists—listen up! There's fertile soil for career growth–here's where (and how) to plant your seeds.
FIRSTLINE - Jan 22, 2016
Do you want more responsibility in your veterinary practice? Have you ever dreamed of joining the veterinary speaking circuit? You can do it. Here’s help.
FIRSTLINE - Oct 17, 2015
In this java-less episode, Kara Burns talks religion and politics, the presidential debates and—just kidding! She talks about the career paths for technicians as nutrition advocates and challenges Tasha to a jalapeño-eating contest (kidding again!). We crack ourselves up sometimes.
FIRSTLINE - Oct 14, 2015
Are you ready for the 12-year-old Yorkie that needs 24 teeth extracted? There’s no cookie-cutter approach in veterinary medicine! Here’s help.
dvm360.com - Aug 29, 2015
September 2015 marks the first ever Animal Pain Awareness Month and Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds founder Tasha McNerney, CVT, is psyched.
FIRSTLINE - Jul 30, 2015
Quality seating is hard to find, but veterinary technician Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, doesn’t let that stop her from wrangling some career tips from the YouTube “Cone of Shame” creator and world-renowned veterinarian.