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Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)

Stop using a non-existent title

I am writing to ask you to please stop using a title that does not exist in North America to refer to credentialed veterinary staff. In your magazine, the terms “nurse,” “tech” and “assistant” are used with no clear delineation of which staff member the author is referring to, sometimes calling all support staff in […]

Why the veterinary profession needs a union

Morgan VanFleet, a licensed veterinary technician in Washington state, decided in February 2017 that she had had enough. After working more than a decade in veterinary medicine, VanFleet was unable to keep up with mounting medical bills and unable to afford modest housing in the city where she worked. Hearing similar complaints from colleagues, she […]

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