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What tasks do technicians do?

July 28, 2008

Technicians, practice owners, and associates each share their view of which technician tasks are delegated in a practice.

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Are you fully staffed?

July 22, 2008

The average Firstline practice includes 1.5 practice owners, 2.3 associates, 1 practice manager, 3.8 receptionists, 2.6 credentialed technicians, 4.3 veterinary assistants, and 2.5 kennel assistants, according to the 2008 Firstline Professional Growth Study.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Home foreclosures rise again

July 18, 2008

Home foreclosures climbed 53 percent in June above the previous year.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Flood victims seek help

July 15, 2008

More than 3,400 pets have been displaced or their homes have threatened by floods.

Source: FIRSTLINE

New veterinary technician specialties approved

July 10, 2008

Charter members of the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT) received veterinary technician specialist (VTS) credentials on June 3 at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum in San Antonio.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Veterinary technicians are not 'nurses,' insists profession

April 9, 2008

New York nurses want veterinarians to stop calling their technicians 'nurses' -- a term they say applies only to the human-health profession.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Q&A: The trouble with home-cooked diets

April 18, 2007

How do I respond when clients ask if they can cook their pets' food?

Source: FIRSTLINE

7 tips to answer clients' recall questions

April 4, 2007

Practices across the country are fielding waves of calls from scared pet owners as news about the pet food recall continues to break. Use these tips to answer clients' questions.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Timeline

April 2, 2007

Check here for updates on the cuts-and-gravy debacle.

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