Kendra the Vet Tech

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Keeping close tabs on our mental health is an integral part of being a successful veterinary professional. Kendra, LVT, is joined by Dr. Colleen Maguire Jackson, a psychologist that works solely with veterinary professionals. In this episode we explore mental health issues that are unique to veterinary professionals. But, what if we are noticing changes in ourselves or others? Dr. Jackson gives us clear red flags to watch out for that may indicate that help is needed. How do we go about getting help if we need it? How do we approach a friend or co-worker if we think they may need some help? What can we be doing to take care of ourselves on a regular basis? Let's help break the stigma that talking about mental health is bad. Arm yourself with some knowledge!
Kendra the Vet Tech (LVT) chats with Sue, LVT, VTS-EVN for an episode featuring some cutting edge (new frontier) career opportunities for credentialed veterinary technicians. Sue tells us about her round-about journey of coming into her veterinary technician career and the winding path that led her to where she is today as the equine teaching herd manager at the University of Minnesota. A real story about not being afraid of change and saying "Yes!" to new opportunities. She is the first veterinary technician to hold her current position. Not only is she in charge of the health and well-being of the herd, she is shaping the veterinarians of tomorrow through hands-on instruction. She and some of her veterinary technician colleagues are now being more heavily utilized in formal veterinary student instruction. Join in to hear more about this first hand account of exciting changes in career possibilities for veterinary technicians!
Who provides medical care for the pets that have no one? Kendra the Vet Tech (LVT) is joined by Angie, LVT, for this episode chatting about being a credentialed veterinary technician in shelter medicine. Learn what you can expect on the daily and how shelter settings can vary greatly in terms of size, equipment and care offered. What type of pay can you expect as a shelter technician? How heavily are your skills utilized? What is the staffing like in this type of work environment? Want to know if shelter medicine is for you? Join in and see!
Kendra the Vet Tech (LVT) chats with Erica, LVT, about being a credentialed veterinary technician in sales. What if you aren't feeling fulfilled in traditional practice? If you like the products that you are using in your hospital, how about spreading the good word about them with other veterinary professionals? There are so many other options for careers, with lots of mini-pathways in sales! We learn about how your schedule works (you can sometimes set it yourself!), how much travelling is involved, how much education about the products you need, and so much more! 
What is veterinary telehealth? What are the requirements for working for a telehealth company? What does the daily work load look like? Join me as I chat with Camilynne, LVT, about working as a telehealth veterinary technician. Working as a telehealth technician can be so rewarding from a client communication and education standpoint. As well as, being able to still use acquired skills to effectively triage a pet via phone and provide decision support for the client. 
Being a credentialed veterinary technician is not a consolation prize, but a vital position within a veterinary healthcare team. Join me as I chat with Garnetta, LVT, about feeling empowered in your position as a credentialed veterinary technician. We chat about so many topics from scope of practice to tips on how to feel empowered in your current position!
Kendra, LVT, chats with Paige, RVT about the 4 year option at Purdue University. Join in on the 4th, and final, installment of the credentialed veterinary technician schooling options episodes. How does the application process look? How does a normally 2 year program fit onto a 4 year time line to obtain a bachelor's degree? What are the benefits of adding the extra semesters to gain the bachelor's degree? Answers to these questions and so much more! 
Kendra, LVT, chats with Tricia, CVT of the St. Petersburg College Program. In this episode we are learning how an online program structure breaks down. How do you apply for the program? What type of weekly time commitment is needed? How to do you make sure to get your clinical skills completed? And, so much more! Don't miss out on episode 3 of the 4 part series about schooling options for your veterinary technology degree!
Episode 2 in the education miniseries! There are several different ways to obtain your degree to sit for national boards to earn your credentials. In this episode Kendra, LVT, is chatting with Kelli, LVT, about the structure of a private, for-profit veterinary technician program. How does the program work? How does application & admission work? What is the time frame? These questions and many, many more answered in this episode. Join us in part 2 of this 4 part series in order to make the most informed decision on your schooling process. 
What veterinary technician program is right for you? Check out this first installment in a series of education options to become a credentialed veterinary technician. How does the program work in terms of semesters or quarters? What does "the information builds" actually mean? What does the application and interview process look like? These, and many more, questions answered in this incredibly informational episode guest starring Natalie, RVT, instructor at Maple Woods Veterinary Technology (Metropolitan Community College). 
Learn about the role of the credentialed veterinary technician in physical rehabilitation. Joining Kendra the Vet Tech this episode is Anna, RVT, CCRP, talking about her role in rehabilitation practice. What exercises do they perform? What tasks are the technicians sole responsibility? How do you become a CCRP? The answer to all these questions and more are addressed in this new episode!
Ever had the dream of becoming an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Veterinary Technician? Join Kendra, LVT (aka Kendra the Vet Tech) and Maggie, RVT, to discuss the ins and outs of being an ICU Vet Tech. Learn about the daily case load, job expectations, communication skills and much more! Additionally, this episode includes several tips for those of you just starting out in ICU. 
Have questions about who is who in a veterinary practice? Want to know a little more about each role and how they fit together for seamless client interaction? How about just needing some guidance to pick the right role for you? If any of these are your burning questions, this episode is for you!Kendra the Vet Tech chats with several different guests to go over the main roles and their duties within the veterinary practice. Returning guest, Dr. Houser, and Kendra, LVT, chat about the roles of veterinarian and credentialed veterinary technician. Kendra is later joined by LeAnne and Meg to discuss their roles and experiences as veterinary assistants. Finally, Leah tunes in to chat about roles and experiences as a veterinary receptionist. Tune in for some great conversation, and lots of laughs, to answer your burning questions about common roles in the veterinary practice!
Kendra the Vet Tech with returning guest, Christen (RVT), talk about their experiences with coping with pregnancy as veterinary technicians. Join us for some funny stories, tips, tricks and support for our pregnant counterparts. 
Kendra the Vet Tech and returning guest, Dr. Heather Houser, talk about navigating veterinary medicine as an introvert. Learning how to communicate with clients and your team, recharging your batteries and healthy coping mechanisms for introverts in veterinary medicine. 
Kendra the Vet Tech talks with Registered Veterinary Technician, Christen, about being a zoo vet tech. Want to get into zoo medicine? Join us for a great episode full of tips, tricks and what to expect on the road to becoming a zoo vet tech!
Kendra the Vet Tech talks with guest Michelle about becoming a licensed veterinary technician in her late fifties. What does it look like to become a vet tech as a second career? How does it feel to be the oldest in your vet tech school? Tune in to fine out! Spoiler alert: you can do anything you set your mind to!
Credentialed veterinary technicians discussing wildlife rehabilitation in veterinary medicine and the vet tech's role in wildlife rehab.Learn about a specific area of veterinary medicine where a vet tech can grow into a vital member of a medical team. 
Kendra the Vet Tech speaks with fellow veterinary technicians Joan & Natalie who are instructors at Maple Woods Veterinary Technology in Kansas City, MO. Topics covered are: types of schooling options, admission into programs, study habits, national exams and more! Join us for the fun conversation on veterinary technology (vet tech) programs and steps to take to join the technician community.
Licensed Veterinary Technician interviewing veterinarian on their perspective of utilizing a technician in a large animal general practice setting. 
Licensed Veterinary Technician answering top 4 Googled questions regarding veterinary technicians.
Licensed Technician interviewing a veterinarian for their perspective of technician utilization in small animal general practice. 
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Podcast Status
Apr 15th, 2020
Latest Episode
Apr 16th, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
35 minutes

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