Vet techs to managers: Use our skills!

December 20, 2016
Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia)
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.

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.

Veterinary technicians are highly trained professionals with loads of knowledge and practical skills. Everyone in the clinic knows all of this and yet it can still be overlooked by those in charge. But fear not: Superstar tech and CVC educator Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia & analgesia), is here to beat the drum vet techs everywhere. "Let us do what we're trained for. We feel good about ourselves when we can place the IV catheter and be part of the team that's making decisions," she points out. And by the ways, she notes that this is also good for clinic business. Watch the video to hear her message.