In this weeks episode, Kate Simon, RVT, VTS (ECC) shares her journey from being fired at her first job to completing her VTS in 2017 becoming one of the top .1% educated technologists in North America. Kate leads a team of passionate individuals, helps guide the veterinary profession as a member of multiple veterinary councils and is not afraid to share her opinions on how veterinary technologists need to play a larger role in the future of the veterinary industry.

In our conversation we cover:

  • How she worked through tough times early in her career including being laid off and getting bullied at work
  • Working as a Veterinary Technician in emergency care
  • Transitioning into management roles out of clinic necessity and making the adjustment
  • A spicy back and forth conversation to the elements that are continuing to change veterinary medicine for technologists
  • What does it mean to be a VTS Technologist, and why should Veterinarians want them in their practices
  • Discussing the “shortage” of Vet Techs and how to improve it
  • Advocating for Veterinary Technologists and their role in animal care

Kate is currently one of the Alberta representatives to the RVTTC and is an RVT on ABVMA Council. She has a passion to elevate and promote the profession by supporting and instilling confidence in new graduates and people returning to the field.

Thank you Kate for taking the time to speak with us, the Veterinary Project community thanks you too.

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– Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM