Vet Tech Workshops

Workshops aimed at Veterinary Technicians and other support team members

CATALYST VetPC develops a CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCE!

These workshops (interactive lectures) can be designed for any type or size of audience – from small veterinary practices to large conventions.

If you don’t find your topic of interest on the list, contact CATALYST VetPC to discuss your specific training & development needs.

Here are some ideas…

What’s Up with the RVN? Standardization and Veterinary Nurse Initiative

OVERVIEW:

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has stepped into several conversations that spurs great debate in the community around the concept of veterinary nurse and standardizing credentials. The Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) has generated a plan to roll out the name change and credentialing in a few states. Attendees will learn more about the legislative process and updates related to the initiative. Let the snowball BEGIN!

LEARNING POINTS for ATTENDEES:

  • Track the progress of the VNI
  • Outline the legislative process
  • Discuss the benefits of standardized credentialing

BENEFITS:

  • Having a better understanding of the profession
  • Support a personal opinion based on facts
  • Be able to intelligently converse with others on this topic
Crafting your personal Values, Vision and Mission Statements; Guiding principles in career growth

OVERVIEW:

Your internal compass that keeps you on track (your guiding principles) can be defined in your personal values, vision and mission statement. Do you know what you value? Do you know where your career will take you? Have you ever considered what brings you greatest joy in your work day? You may feel designing personal statements is “cold” and “corporate.” Quite the opposite is true! Defining your statements can bring clarity, support and a feeling of great accomplishment!

LEARNING POINTS for ATTENDEES:

  • Define guiding principles in career growth
  • Review SMART goals
  • Outline benefits of sharing your vision

BENEFITS:

  • Enhanced career growth leading to job satisfaction
  • Have accountability in order to obtain goals
  • Increase confidence in knowing your path

Careers in Veterinary Nursing in Veterinary Practices

OVERVIEW:

There are an abundant of career options for veterinary nurses and all team members within veterinary practice. Let me help you count the ways. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s begin the conversation! Become specialized, a team lead, reliefer (locum), practice owner (in some states) or community outreach coordinator. There are MORE! Where do you want your career to take you?

LEARNING POINTS for ATTENDEES:

  • Identify career opportunities
  • Define benefits for the pet, pet owner, veterinary team member and hospital
  • Design a support system

BENEFITS:

  • Enhance job satisfaction by defining a personal career path
  • Support other team members along their paths
  • Increase value to hospital
Career Advancement beyond Veterinary Practices

OVERVIEW:

Veterinary team members can aspire to be anything they would like to be within the veterinary community. Consultant, small business owner (self-employed) or educator. The sky is the limit! Career opportunities are only limited by your imagination. Consider careers in government agencies, industry, not-for-profit and much more. Let’s continue to shatter the perceived Glass Ceiling in veterinary technology!

LEARNING POINTS for ATTENDEES:

  • Creatively design a career path beyond veterinary practice
  • Identify mentors willing to guide
  • Outline steps for success bringing career to reality

BENEFITS:

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How to Become a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS)

OVERVIEW:

You take your career seriously. You offer valuable services to pets and their dedicated owners. How can you offer advanced care and improve your career? The answer is simple; become a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS). For those already having a VTS, they have achieved a great goal and deserve a round of applause! You, too, can create a plan, outline deadlines, set goals and test your knowledge to become a VTS.

LEARNING POINTS for ATTENDEES:

  • Outline the current options in becoming a VTS
  • Define your passion within veterinary medicine
  • Align your interests with an Academy

BENEFITS:

  • Enhance job satisfaction by focusing on a personal career path
  • Receive support and support other team members, leading to greater team unity
  • Increase value to hospital through increased skills
Veterinary Team Finances; Let’s talk financial sustainability

OVERVIEW:

There are times when support personnel leave veterinary hospitals due to low wages and lack of benefits. Can this trend be reversed If veterinary team members were given tools to manage their personal finances? This has prompted the desire to assist individuals in their management of money to keep good people in the industry. Topics of discussion will include average salaries throughout the United States, the value of employee benefits, compounding interest as a tool and developing a family budget.

LEARNING POINTS for ATTENDEES:

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BENEFITS:

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Note: Some workshops may be eligible for supportive CE for CVT certification through CACVT and CE for veterinarians.

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