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The next step for technicians

November 1, 2008

Specialties allow credentialed technicians to further their careers.

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Certification: Is it for you?

November 1, 2008

Credentials can be a contentious topic, but we can all agree that education is essential to success—regardless of your position. Here, two practice managers share the choices behind their career paths so you can better decide your own.

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Grow new technicians

September 1, 2008

Take one motivated candidate, add an annual school allowance, and what do you get?

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Do you know your stuff?

April 1, 2008

"I'm not the doctor" isn't a reason to not know the answer to these common client concerns. Here's a look at some of the facts everyone should know.

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You need a mentor

September 1, 2007

For the first few months after I gave birth to my son, I was pretty sure I wanted to quit my job. I loved my work, but those 12 weeks I'd spent at home getting to know this interesting little person weren't enough. Every morning, when I sent him off to day care, the guilt crept in. By mid-morning, it was an ache. And by 3:30 p.m., I could only think about rushing home for a few minutes with my son before bedtime.

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Dangle a CE carrot

September 1, 2007

Q How do I get team members interested in continuing education (CE)?

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How do you stack up against other professionals?

August 1, 2007

You can probably look down the street and see someone you know doing a job similar to the one you do every day. The only difference: The patients at your practice are pets, and theirs are people.

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Do you need more training?

August 1, 2007

Seventy percent of Firstline readers say they need in-house training to take the next step in their career, according to the 2007 Firstline Career Path Study. And about 68 percent say they also require formal training to grow in their jobs.

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Win big with CE

June 1, 2007

Attending a national veterinary conference offers big payoffs, but it often isn't free—unless you're one lucky team member at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va. Lori-Jo Havener, LVT, planned a contest to give the practice's technicians and assistants a chance to attend a national veterinary conference.

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