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 - Sep 19, 2017
If your team can't give clients a clear message, there's little hope of compliance (and pet wellness).
FIRSTLINE - Jul 20, 2017
I know, I know—you’ve already learned about opioids in school. But considering their prominence in veterinary pain control, it’s never a bad time to brush up on the basics.
FIRSTLINE - May 01, 2017
Enthusiasm is a great trait for veterinary team members … as long as they don't overwhelm pet owners.
FIRSTLINE - Apr 06, 2017
Have YOU ever had to explain your job title to an Uber driver? Ken Yagi has, and part of the reason he's in favor of the title change to registered veterinary nurse.
FIRSTLINE - Mar 20, 2017
We'll give you a hint: saying, "we've always done it this way" isn't how you should go about pain management.
FIRSTLINE - Jan 19, 2017
A pet owner coddles her kitty ... to the point of hysteria.
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.