Tech Talk: Promoting wellbeing in veterinary technology programs

Stop giving technicians the short-shrift on this important training

Wellbeing is in the forefront of many veterinary professional’s minds lately. Conferences have entire tracks and sessions focused on improving the lives of veterinarians and veterinary support staff. Studies are now being conducted on the crisis that is mental wellbeing in veterinary medicine. While veterinary schools employ social workers and have vast support services, the veterinary technology schools are lacking much of the same specific support. Training students on the important aspects of essential psychomotor and didactic skills is crucial and required, but wellbeing has been more of an afterthought rather than an important part of the curriculum for technician programs. It has only recently incorporated into veterinary school p...


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