During an interview with dvm360®, Tasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia), broke down the importance of ensuring your career as a veterinary technician is both emotionally and financially rewarding.
In an interview with dvm360®, Tasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia), emphasized how advocating for yourself financially as a veterinary technician can foster a sustainable, fulfilling career.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.
Tasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia): I think that it's time that we can, as a professional organization, as veterinary technicians that [we] take ownership of that and stop shying away from financial discussions. I think that is going to be a big component going forward. If we make this into a lifelong career, you have to be able to advocate for yourself financially. You have to be able to negotiate job opportunities when they come up. And you have to look at this not from just, 'What am I getting paid base per hour?' But also if you want to make this a long-lasting career, [you have to also consider], 'What are the benefits [going to] be?'