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Blockchain Technology and the Future of Veterinary Credentials

Blockchain technology gained notoriety for its use with cryptocurrency but offers several potential applications in veterinary medicine and education.

Blockchain technology could open the door for storing and sharing credentials, including competency-based skills, continuing education credits, and more.

VMX Returns in January 2022

Attend In Person or Virtually From Anywhere in the World

VMX 2022 is returning to its customary timeslot in January! Register now for in-person, virtual, or all-access offerings.

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Focusing on the 3 Rs: Recruit, Retain, and Return

"We’ve spent a lot of time talking about our workforce crisis in its many forms, so it’s time for our jobs to take on a new form for the 3 Rs to be a realistic prospect."

Many would say the veterinary profession is not in a great place. Recruiting new potential personnel, retaining the existing workforce, and returning those who have left the profession with better work-life incentives is crucial.

Assessing the Gender Pay Gap in Veterinary Medicine

A study that included surveys from more than 2700 veterinarians found a pay discrepancy between men and women, especially for early-career practitioners.

Pay inequality can be researched and discussed all day long, but real change comes from industry-wide commitment.

NAVC Offerings for Veterinary Nurses/Technicians

The NAVC has multiple ways your veterinary nursing team can advance their skills, thereby benefiting you and the practice.

Keep an eye on the NAVC website as more exciting programs and products are released with the goal of creating opportunities for these indispensable professionals. 

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Who Cares?

"We lag behind the initiatives taking place in the human medical field, yet our personal crisis is more pressing as a profession."

Empathy is something the veterinary profession needs to place more emphasis on, in schooling and continuing education.

At-Home DNA Tests: Crystal Ball With a Caveat

Veterinarians should open the conversation with clients about at-home DNA tests to make sure they interpret the results appropriately.

Whether clients are using at-home DNA tests to satiate pure curiosity about their pet’s breed or as a means to uncover health predispositions, veterinarians should be part of the process as a means of information.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

The NAVC offers a wide range of learning opportunities year-round.

No matter how you choose to continue your education, the NAVC offers a top-tier experience to ensure you are growing professionally and offering your patients the highest level of care. 

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Animal Sentience: An Inconvenient Truth?

The legal aspect of animal sentience could lead to more trouble than it's worth.

Veterinarians may accept sentience as a truth but that does not have to mean it is used against us.