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 - 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.
FIRSTLINE - Jul 07, 2015
Use this handout to build pet owners' awareness about pain in their pets.
FIRSTLINE - Jun 16, 2015
Watch as Tasha McNerney talks with Kenichiro Yagi about his career path from introvert to national speaker.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 28, 2015
IVAPM looks to help pet owners recognize animal pain and seek veterinary care.
FIRSTLINE - May 14, 2015
Host of Coffee on the Couch and creator of Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds on Facebook comes clean about how she took control of her career in veterinary medicine.
FIRSTLINE - Mar 12, 2015
Veterinary professionals talk about technician career growth over coffee on the couch.
FIRSTLINE - Mar 09, 2015
Use this quick guide to answer common pet owner questions about their pets' pain management.
FIRSTLINE - Feb 07, 2015
Obtaining certification as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner will not only help you provide the next level of care to patients—it may also help you reach a new level of personal and professional growth.