Veterinary Team Training announces new continuing education platform

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The continuing education content will be provided only by veterinary technicians and assistants

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Veterinary team training (VTT) announced its new continuing education platform where the content will only be provided by veterinary technicians and assitants. Amy Newfield, MS, CVT, VTS (ECC), owner of VTT, was inspired to create this platform after noticing a lack of online continuing options for veterinary assistants and technicians.

“In looking at other online CE providers there are many that have an almost 2:1 and some that have a 3:1 ratio between the amount of content being provided for veterinarians versus content for vet techs/assistants. When I started looking into who was providing the education, I noticed that many of the online CE sites have more veterinarians providing education to vet techs than they do vet techs delivering to vet techs. I started thinking about what would happen if the opposite was true. If veterinarians logged in to learn and most of the educators were vet techs and vet nurses, how would they feel?” expressed Newfield.

“I’m proud that VTT has only credentialed vet tech and vet nurse educators. It’s a first in the industry. What’s even more exciting is that 99% of RACE-approved content on the website has been approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. That means the tables are turned and vet techs get to be the educators for veterinarians on the VTT website,” she continued.1

According to the release, VTT’s continuing education platform is quickly growing and has a complete online course on the fundamentals of anesthesia for veterinary assistants/technicians.1 Taught by Donna M. Sisak, CVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) the dentistry course is 8 hours, RACE approved and is available on demand. Learners can take the course certain sections at a time, or they can complete all 8 hours.

These continuing education courses are available to all veterinary professionals, from veterinarians to practice managers, but all the content will continue to be from only veterinary technicians and assistants.

“Too often veterinary teams are struggling with training teams because they are short-staffed. I wanted to get a comprehensive start-to-finish basics in anesthesia course up on the website right away. Managers can sit their team members down, have them gain the why behind the practice of anesthesia and the hospital can train the hands on a lot faster afterward. Too often the 'why' gets missed and anesthesia is something that vet techs and assistants really need to know the why. Donna makes it fun and easy for new staff to learn quickly,” concluded Newfield.

Reference

New online continuing education platform is the first of its kind in many ways. News release. Veterinary Team Training. April 13, 2023. Accessed April 14, 2023.

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